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Multi site/forum

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Tsugaga, May 14, 2013.

  1. Tsugaga

    Tsugaga Member

    Basically I want to know if it's possible to create one site with multiple sub sites, or if you can have more than one forum. I don't want to do this with categories or anything, I want actual separate forums.

    I am creating a site for many different things and prefer all these things on 1 mega site rather than multiple separate sites with separate communities, not to mention needing 1 license per site xD
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You will still require a license for each forum.
     
  3. Tsugaga

    Tsugaga Member

    Um really... XF is very awesome and all but way overpriced imo.

    Anyway I can do this with multiple licenses?
     
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Overpriced compared to what?

    vBulletin? More expensive.
    Invision Power Board? More expensive.
     
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  5. Tsugaga

    Tsugaga Member

    Er well overpriced in that aspect, anything which is the same is imo. I want a site with multiple forums, I feel like paying for a license per forum is overpriced after the first license. I understand if it was a completely separate site but it's just extra forums. One license per forum is just kid of ridiculous from my point since I wanted 10-15 of them.
     
  6. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    You receive a discount as you purchase more licenses. Once you purchase 3, the 4th is 10.00 less etc, I'm unsure what the next level is to receive further off, but I know it goes all the way to 110.00 at some point.
     
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If you have 15 computers and you want to install the same software application on each one: you need to purchase 15 licenses. It's the same thing and vBulletin and IPB would be the same. You would need one license per forum installation.

    But it's your choice to implement it like that. If the cost is too steep, then you should perhaps consider keeping it as a single install and find ways to artifically segregate it so it appears as multiple sites.

    You can do things such as have different styles for different forums.
     
  8. Tsugaga

    Tsugaga Member

    I thought what you pay for is like... the entire XF site with each license? I just want extra forums. The forum bit is just topics sorted into categories, I don't see why having extra forums requires a completely separate license.
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    1 license = 1 installation
     
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Try one forum
    with multiple subforums.
    why would you want to admin 15 forums vs. one ?
     
  11. Tsugaga

    Tsugaga Member

    Not asking for a whole separate installation, just the ability to have separated forums o.o This should be more of an add-on than anything. I'm not asking for a whole separate site, just... divided forums. Who the heck would pay for another license just to have the option to have multiple forums on their xf site o.0

    Because the parent/child forum system in XF sucks. I feel the actual forum part of XF lacks customization the most.
     
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Can you show me another example (not your site) of what you want to accomplish ?
    Your idea doesn't sound well planned.

    What were the URLs going to be like ?

    www.mysite.com/PrOn/forum
    www.mysite.com/WonderPets/forum
    www.mysite.com/football/forum

    Planning to launch a 15 forum mega site sounds like a sketchy plan.
    You might focus on one forum to start.
    Expand into Wonderpets later.
     
  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  14. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I still haven't got a clue what you're trying to accomplish.
     
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  15. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    I think I do. He wants a unique URL for each forum and subforum.

    So instead of having the normal hierarchy of parent -> child he wants to set up each forum with it's own unique URL.

    So instead of seeing http://yoursite.com/forum/forum_name, each parent has it's own URL like http://science.yoursite.com, tech.yoursite.com, etc etc etc.
     
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The license terms and the FAQ links in my signature cover what can and can't be done with a single license.

    XenForo is not unique in this.
     
  17. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Couldn't you do that with addon domains and just redirect it to that particular forum? Or heck even subdomains which is free.......
     
  18. Tsugaga

    Tsugaga Member

    Yeah like this pretty much. It's use, difficulty, reason, etc is all irrelevant though.


    You know how the forum usually is, list of categories, sub categories, and topics? I just want more than one of this. PageA has forumA, PageB has ForumB and so on. The reason I prefer this is because you can't have main forums as sub forums.


    Instead of a separate forum on each page I wish I could make parent categories that go into sub parent categories I guess.

    Code:
    FORUM
     Main1
      section1
        topic1
        topic2
        topic3
      section2
        topic1
        topic2
        topic3
      section3
        topic1
        topic2
        topic3
    Main2
      section1
        topic1
        topic2
        topic3
      section2
        topic1
        topic2
        topic3
      section3
        topic1
        topic2
        topic3
    Main3
      section1
        topic1
        topic2
        topic3
      section2
        topic1
        topic2
        topic3
      section3
        topic1
        topic2
        topic3
     
    
     
  19. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Going by the example above that's just like every other forum out there so 1 license is all that is required.
     
  20. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Your structure seems like Category -> Forum 1 -> sub-forum, so as Ernest has stated, you'll need one license. The way you describe it above is that you want Main 1 to share a member base with Main 2 but act completely separate. This type of system requires multiple licenses.
     

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