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Migrate Vb4.2 to xf

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Set3sh, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Set3sh

    Set3sh Active Member


    I have been a vbulletin customer for a couple of years. For the first time I feel vbulletin ship is starting to sink and I get pulled with it.
    Which is sad because I was promised "The best forum software in the world" (we all know the video).

    Anyway I am looking for a stable, not hard to maintain, highly customisable forum software.
    After testing(as best as I could) the demo I started to like how xenforo does its job.

    But what I didn't like:
    > does xenforo provide a mobile theme for admincp?
    > I am the type of man that if things don't work as I want it to, I prefer to do it by myself: can a client modify the source code without losing his license? (rewrite some queries in order to speed up things)
    > how is the upgrade process? I find vbulletins upgrade process to be tricky and you can easily end up with a nonfunctional forum.

    Thank you.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The ACP isn't responsive but I think there may be an add-on for it.

    Yes, you can extend the code to suit your needs.

    Upgrades are very simple. Typically less than 5 minutes, depending on how customised your site is.
  3. Set3sh

    Set3sh Active Member

    Thank you for your answer.
    Some of the plugins I deem necesary are:
    > verify mail before registration (vb has a plugin)
    > email only login
    > restrict categories/sections access based on reputation/postcount
    > email send in case a user didn't access the forum for a given time
    > welcome email/pm to new registered users
    > force users to read certain topic
    > make first post sticky on certain forums
    > automoderate topic if some configured phrases are detected in forum title or in thread content
    > set up a forum in which all the reported threads go.
    > a light ajax chatbox
    > any infraction system or something similar
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    A lot of that is available in the core, for the rest there may be add-ons.

    You can try an online demo here: Admin Demo

    All third party resources are here: Resources

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