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Question for Xenforo for a Fantasy Writer Site

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Lord-Cupre, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Lord-Cupre

    Lord-Cupre Member

    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?

  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can have them upload as attachments. Depending on permissions, you can limit viewing of entries.

    You can add tabs via template edits.
  3. Lord-Cupre

    Lord-Cupre Member

    Thanks, Jeremy!
  4. Lord-Cupre

    Lord-Cupre Member

    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.

  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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.
  6. Lord-Cupre

    Lord-Cupre Member

    Many thanks, Jeremy!
  7. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    @Lord-Cupre I actually use resource manager for fantasy writings myself, my website is geared towards creative writers, also showcase addon by @Bob B is awesome.
    Bob likes this.
  8. Lord-Cupre

    Lord-Cupre Member

    Thanks for the advice, Richard!

    I will take a closer look at the Resource Manager.


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