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myBB to Xenforo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Warren, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Warren

    Warren Member

    I was wondering if there was anyone who will be willing to help me with moving my MyBB forum over to Xenforo please?

    My Forum as of writing currently as 10,039 Posts with 1978 threads and 56 Members.

    Is this a possibility and if so, I'd like a theme similar to what I have which you can see at www.thevortexwired.net (Please note that name and URL will be changing soon)

    Except, I would want someone to install it for me and add all the Mods and so forth.

    Would this be possible at all and if yes, how much will I need to pay please?

    Thanks in advance,

    Warren
     
  2. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I would be very happy to help you convert your site from myBB to XenForo, once you have purchased a copy of XenForo. I can also install all your styles and add-ons of your choosing. :)

    If you would like, I can even relocate your site to whatever new domain and hosting provider you are moving to.
     
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  3. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    If you set up the myBB site yourself, then you can do this with no problems. There is already an importer available built into xenForo.

    Since that's an @Audentio style for myBB, there is already something similar to it available from him... and I'm sure for a small fee he could do some customization for you to get it to duplicate it (although I personally think his xenForo styles look better).

    Installing mods for xenForo is as easy as with myBB... and if you use @Waindigo's or @Chris Deemings utility it's even easier.

    If it's a simple install like that @Adam Howard has a deal for you. If I had more time I would do it for free but I'm kinda booked this week on clients computers.
     
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  4. Warren

    Warren Member

    Thanks for the fast responses guys, I thinking of getting my Xenforo Licence on either the December 6 or December 20.

    Mods and a custom style with a Layout similar to Gaia Online if Possible?
     
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  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    You would need to hire a developer for some of the add-ons that Gaia Online currently uses (as they did as most of their customizations are exclusive to their site).

    However the general design would not be to complicated to mimic.
     
  6. Warren

    Warren Member

    I meant how Gaia Online has the categories on the side and the forums in the cell. Is this possible to mimic?

    Also, the Mods I was referring to was the myBB mods and which I have a question for now, does Xenforo have mods that can replace the myBB mods I am using?
     
  7. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is possible to have the forum layout / categories laid out in such columns (or cells if you prefer to call them).

    As for your myBB mods, what are you currently using?

    It is possible to code anything you are using now and have it ported over to XenForo, if you hire a developer. But odds are good that what you maybe looking for is already out there (either in the core or as an add-on). So we would really need to know what is it that you want?
     
  8. Warren

    Warren Member

    For the mods I want the following:

    Money Per Post
    Lottery
    Awards (where after a certain amount of task the user receives an Award, whether it's for Registering, making their first post, taking a poll and so forth)
    Social Bookmarks (Share posts to Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more)
    ReIMG Sizer
    Live Preview
    KeyCaptcha
    User Blog
    Thanks for Posts
    Facebook Like and Google+'s +1
    Activity Stats
    Age restriction on some forums
    Gender restriction on some forums.
    Latest Topic Title (If not in)
    Redbar (Links on top)
    Reputation System
    Advertisement Management.
    Gaming Section

    Thee are a couple more but I can't think of them at the moment.
     
  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    OK. Some of those I know and some of those I have no idea that they do.


    • Money Per Post ---- There are several add-ons which provide points / money / bank / credit per post & other actions.
    • Lottery --- Please explain?
    • Awards (where after a certain amount of task the user receives an Award, whether it's for Registering, making their first post, taking a poll and so forth) --- XenForo does this by default. But there are some add-ons that expand on this as well.
    • Social Bookmarks (Share posts to Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more) --- Part of XenForo, so default.
    • ReIMG Sizer ---- Please explain?
    • Live Preview ---- There is an add-on for this (arguably to some degree xenforo has this as well)
    • KeyCaptcha ---- KeyCaptcha does indeed have a XenForo version (@KeyCAPTCHA / @KeyCAPTCHA Team )
    • User Blog --- There are 2 add-ons for this (with a 3rd in development)
    • Thanks for Posts --- XenForo does this by default, but calls it "likes". There is an add-on that does expand upon this as well
    • Facebook Like and Google+'s +1 --- XenForo has this by default
    • Activity Stats --- XenForo has this by default
    • Age restriction on some forums ---- Per forum? You'll need an add-on developed.
    • Gender restriction on some forums. ---- You'll need an add-on developed.
    • Latest Topic Title (If not in) ---- XenForo does this by default (there is also some add-ons that expand on this)
    • Redbar (Links on top) --- There is several add-ons for this
    • Reputation System --- There is several add-ons for this
    • Advertisement Management. ----- There is several add-ons for this.
    • Gaming Section ---- Do you mean an arcade?
    So everything on your list, XenForo has by default or via an add-on. Although I would ask you explain 2 of those to me (and 1 would need to be developed).

    You can see all the available add-ons here on XenForo.com
    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/
     
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  10. Warren

    Warren Member

    Lottery - Meaning members will purchase Lottery Tickets with their Forum Money and every week (Or whatever the case may be depending on the Admin) they'll purchase Tickets (Price up to Admin) for the Lottery and 6 Numbers should randomly be drawn and of course the Lottery would have a Jackpot for members to gain more Forum Money. And the Winner will be notified via PM. I hope that helps!

    ReIMG Sizer - Which means if someone puts an image that is too large, it will automatically resize it for it to be fit within the default size by the forum.

    Gender Restriction - Like if a forum is only for Ladies and the other is only for Gents.

    Age Restriction - If a forum has too much over 18 Discussions, they will not be allowed to enter that particular forum if they are underage.

    Gaming Section - Yes I do mean Arcade.

    Hope that helps you of what I meant.

    Also there were a couple you mentioned that I had to hire a developer, how do I do that and how much roughly would that cost please? Or will that be in the Installation period when I transfer over from MyBB to Xenforo?
     
  11. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    ReIMG Sizer ---- XenForo does this by default. And add-on is not need. :)
    Gender Restriction ---- You will need an add-on to be developed.
    Age Restriction ---- You will need an add-on to be developed.
    Arcade ---- There is an arcade add-on. :)

    How much will it cost you to have those 2 developed? Unknown. I don't usually develop add-ons for people on XenForo. For development I would suggest @sonnb or @xfrocks I've used them before and I find them fairly priced. I think you could get those 2 into a single (merged) add-on fairly easily, but you would need to ask them.

    But I would still be happy to install your copy of XenForo, import it from myBB to Xenforo, and install any add-ons or styles you wanted or needed. I just do not currently develop add-ons for Xenforo.
     
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  12. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    While there are a lot of point type add-ons (banks, credits, points, ect...) and they all support away for you to "spend" those "points" ...Much to my surprise.... There is no lottery system that I am aware of at this time.

    So out of your whole list, only 3 things seem to be missing. Everything else is included with XenForo or can be expended upon or added by an add-on.
     
  13. Warren

    Warren Member

    Will those 3 that are missing possibly be implemented in the future?

    And with the tasks I'd like to get, how much would this cost me please, will this be on top of the Transfer from myBB to Xenforo and Installation or will this be an additional cost?
     
  14. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    XenForo cost $140.

    My services would be additional, but not by much. My fee is a "name your own price" model. Which means you get to decide how much it cost (how's that for value?). You can read more about it and ask questions here

    http://xenforo.com/community/thread...ave-to-do-with-pizza-amazon-and-add-ons.63010
     
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  15. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Into the xenforo core? unknown. While I am a fan of XenForo, use it myself, and am an active member of this community, I am not a member of the staff or development of XenForo Ltd. So I have no idea when or if those will ever be added into the core software.

    I'm just a very friendly and generally helpful member of the community and a customer, who believes in the product. I also have a self interest in seeing XenForo succeed because their success is my success, because as the development & company grows, so does the products they offer and thus, so does my site and everyone else's. :)

    It is a win, win, win for everyone (generally speaking).

    As for how quick can these be made into add-ons, you would need to contact a developer about that. But generally speaking, I find both @xfrocks and @sonnb very quick at releasing and developing add-ons. Anywhere between same day, a few days, and maybe a week. It really depends on the level of work required.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2013
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  16. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    This can be done with a combination of user group promotions and forum permissions and those are currently built in features.
     
  17. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Not without an add-on.

    There is no permission or setting that approves or disproves gender for either nodes / forums or user groups, built in XenForo.
     
  18. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What @EQnoble stated is correct. It is possible to promote a user to a secondary user group (ie, "Males" or "Females") and restrict access to nodes based on that using the standard permissions system.
     
  19. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I need to play with group promotions more often. Because I remember it not being there at one time. :oops:
    I personally don't use them, if only because I prefer to have the fewest groups as possible.

    Glad to see that it is there now for people who do use it.:)

    admin.php?user-group-promotions/
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2013
  20. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

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