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Question for Xenforo for a Fantasy Writer Site

#1
Greetings all!
I am considering Xenforo for a Fantasy Writers Site I am working on (currently using Wordpress but not happy with forum plugin options).

Therefore, I have a few questions:
1) Is there a way users can upload samples of their writing, short stories, poetry, etc for writing contests if I wanted to host writing contests monthly?
If so, is that built in to Xenforo, or would I have to purchase the resource manager or an add-on? If an add-on, which one?

2) is there a way to add a tab along the menu at the top called "Games" that would link to an adobe flash game I wrote?
If not, do I need an add on for this?

Thanks
Cupre
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#2
You can have them upload as attachments. Depending on permissions, you can limit viewing of entries.

You can add tabs via template edits.
 
#4
P.S. Would buying the Resource Manager offer any benefit to hosting writing contests than just the base Xenforo software alone?
Again, mainly would need something for storing and displaying prose/poetry, not megabytes of jpeg and movie uploads.

Thanks
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#5
Well, personally, I feel it's over kill just to hold contests unless you want the extra features. You could use the resource manager as a way to host user writings with reviews, ratings, discussions, etc.

If you want private entries, you can accomplish a much more refined set of permissions in the base forums such as private threads, turning on/off new threads, no replies, etc.