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Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by ragtek, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    Anybody working on an portal addon?
    Because http://xenforo.com/community/threads/beta-testers-for-cmf-news-portal-blogs-wiki-tags.31262/ won't be released, steve canceled his project ( http://xenforo.com/community/threads/asr-portal.26952/page-2#post-389780 ) i'm searching for alternatives...

    I started long time ago to work on a own portal/cms (mix with ideas/features from http://xenforo.com/community/resources/enhanced-pages.595/ ,
    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/ragtek-navbar-manager.13438/ ,
    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/ragtek-add-ons-helper-framework.15163/and some other never released addons), but dropped it because i thought it woulnd't be necessary because of the alternatives.
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  2. MOZ

    MOZ Well-Known Member

    I am interested and willing to help in anyway that I can to my complete limitations.
  3. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    +1000 for this plan to create a cms and portal.
  4. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    I'd been waiting very eagerly for Guitar's CMS so it's a real shame that they've had to abandon releasing it :-(
  5. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    We were going to start creating one but instead wish to keep focus on SimpleForms. :(
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  6. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    Why not use XenPorta? It works well and has a lot of built-in features.

    I don't use it for each of my projects, but I use it for some and it works great.
  7. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Enhanced Pages are needed much more than a portal.
    Show up in What's new.
    use default Xenforo editor.
    allow replies / comments.
    as easy posting.
    Just like a thread (Like, Report, Watch, Upload files, etc.)

    Wait ... wouldn't this be really easy ?

    (1) Put a forum in it's own Tab (addons do that already).
    (2) replace the Forum Home view for that forum with an Index Page. (more of a style change).

    Hmm ...
  9. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it be nice if someone develops strong Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal bridges and let people have the choice of setting up proven CMS?
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Wonder if a Wordpress bridge will be enhanced by XenAPI ?
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  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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  13. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    what's new=> not possible

    everything else => that's what i (had) planed long time ago( but i canceled it because i thought that 2 portals would be enough and why waste time implementing something own... but sadly 1 was canceled and the other isn't what i want/need...)
    i planed to cancel http://xenforo.com/community/resources/enhanced-pages.595/ as stand alone addon and include the features into a portal/cms addon...

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  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Pages are needed in more locations than just a Landing / Portal / Home page.
  15. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    But with zero support (and often zero explanation on some features) it's not for everyone. Jaxel's done an amazing job with it and fair enough he doesn't want to offer support.
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  16. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    that's exactly what i (tried to) say:D
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  17. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Because while the developer has been kind enough to release his add-on freely to the community, his desire to improve or support is has been, respectfully, lacking.

    Which is generally understandable since he released it only for himself in mind, but was kind enough to share it.

    This is great for most people, but for those of us who are more heavily modded or for those of us who code other projects, this has become an issue.

    Overall, it is a good add-on and the author should be thanks for his dedication, but there are some of us here who would like to see a more complete and stable code.
  18. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    The base code is strong enough to develop up from it, so it could be possible if encoded with some more tweaks.

    That is a little gem we have here and I've been playing with it a little... Lots of promise
  19. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    IF you release a paid add-on ........ Google Checkout is your friend.

    Lower fees
    Faster processing (instant)
    Accepted more places (on earth) than Paypal

    Not saying you can't or shouldn't use paypal .... That is your choice .... But at least 1 alternative (anything)
  20. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    The widget framework that is currently out, is awesome as a portal substitute. I have used that in the past and would still use it now if it weren't for the fact that there are actually more modules available for xenporta than the widget framework. So whatever you create should have some useful images, most important of which being a slider and a recent posts and threads block.
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