Multiple forums on subfolders of single domain

joji

New member
Hello
I want 3 separated forums with different content on subfolders of single doman. I need it to separate users from different countries.

domain.com/1/forum1
domain.com/2/forum2
domain.com/3/forum3

Do i need to buy 3 license?
 

Taminoful

Member
The Pre-Sales FAQ covers that question.

5. How many installations can I make with a single license?
Each license permits you to install the software once. However, you may create additional test installations for testing purposes only. Any test installation of this kind must be password protected, and access to it must be limited to you and your website staff. See the License Agreement for the entire scope.

6. Can multiple domains or subdomains be used with a single license?
Yes, as long as the domains or subdomains all resolve to the same installation, all of the content is available at every domain or subdomain, and there is no attempt to make them appear as separate installations.

Source: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/pre-sales-faq.4951/
 
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xydrine

Active member
Do you intend on these forums to be actually three separate installations of XenForo?

Or, if you had the ability to do it through one installation, is that something you would prefer (this would mean that while the user database would be shared, you could still separate different subfolders based on country/etc)...?

There are a couple of ways to do what it sounds like you wanted, without having to purchase multiple XenForo licenses/without violating the XenForo licensing TOS, however knowing a bit more details surrounding what your requirements would be, would be very helpful in coming up with alternate solutions if purchasing multiple XenForo licenses is not something you want to do.
 

dknife

Well-known member
Maybe if everything looked the same and was at the same URL structure but upon registration they select a country and they get access to different sets of forum nodes by permissions. Otherwise it would be separate installations I think.
 

xydrine

Active member
Maybe if everything looked the same and was at the same URL structure but upon registration they select a country and they get access to different sets of forum nodes by permissions. Otherwise it would be separate installations I think.
Yeah, again there's a couple of ways to accomplish this - such as for example basically doing country-based detection upon registration/whatever and then tossing users based on their country into separate user groups, and having categories/sections only display to those users. This would essentially accomplish the same thing - and you wouldn't necessarily even need to have multiple subdirectories to do country-based separation either (making it easier for users).
 

joji

New member
Yeah, again there's a couple of ways to accomplish this - such as for example basically doing country-based detection upon registration/whatever and then tossing users based on their country into separate user groups, and having categories/sections only display to those users. This would essentially accomplish the same thing - and you wouldn't necessarily even need to have multiple subdirectories to do country-based separation either (making it easier for users).
thanks for answer! thats what i really need to do. will try to accomplish this in a way you descrbed
 

xydrine

Active member
thanks for answer! thats what i really need to do. will try to accomplish this in a way you descrbed
Good stuff, best of luck! If you need some help just reply back here.

Also, there is a multi-site addon that could accomplish similarly to what you are trying to do - it's a tad pricey but it does a lot of what was previously discussed here (mainly in terms of a shared user database, and creating separate forums) - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/xencentral-multisite-system-2.6966/
 
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