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Moving from vBulletin - missing some features

#1
Hi,

I am one of the many who want to move away from vBulletin. Currently I am struggling with the decision which software I want to use. XenForo or IPS.

While I like some features on XenForo more then the IPS equivalent, there are a few things missing I desperately need. Maybe there is a solution I did not see or there is something already on the roadmap. What I don't want are bridges to third party software like Wordpress or Drupal. Here my list:

- CMS

I need an article system (a full CMS is not needed). The resource system would do the trick, but it seems I can only add one attachment. I need the ability to have multiple attachments on articles.

- Blogs

my members enjoy blogging. Is there any way I could implement that?
 
#6
Thank you for the links. I fear that is not a solution for me :( Well, I still have a few month before I have to drop vBulletin. Let's see how XenForo looks like then.
 
#8
Wow XenPorta looks nice, but can it be used for a daily deals site like SlickDeals? I am thinking of purchasing XenForo for the forum, but what about the main page/portal? Can XenForo be modded to have hand-picked daily deals and coupons on the front page? Will it be practical and easy to manage from the back end?
 

Dakis

Well-known member
#9
If you publish the deals and coupons in the forums, you can hand-pick which ones you want to show in xenporta.
 
#10
If you publish the deals and coupons in the forums, you can hand-pick which ones you want to show in xenporta.
But that's not how I want it setup because then I'd be dependent on forum users. It should be the other way around where I find the latest deals and post them on the front page in a table/blocks. The forum should be a secondary source for users to share/discuss deals that they found. I know WordPress have plugins like SellFire, PopShops, and DataFeedr, but you have to pay monthly fees. What makes SlickDeals interesting is that it is all vBulletin, so that's why I was wondering if xenForo can be customized to achieve the same design (and be stable of course)?