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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by cookiemonster, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Member

    I haven't found all the info am looking for so ill post it here ...
    am srry if its the wrong place but ok ...

    Am still in doubt in buying this xenforo? cause its 140$ and i would like to know the difference

    1. is this almost the same as phpbb3?
    are setting for templates the same as phpbb3?

    2. i see these facebook addons ands twitter and protal things are those easy to add ? then phpbb3 or do you have to dig in the php script?

    3. this is still beta so far i seen the info ? is there a date already ?

    4. on the phpbb3 they have a who's online to see whos doing what ? is that also possible to do?

    thx for you help.

    ps: i own 7 sites... so i would like to buy to buy his if this is what am loking for
  2. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Answers in red.
    I don't use phpBB3 so I can't help you there.
    cookiemonster likes this.
  3. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Member

    even if i pay 340 $ i still need to pay for all 7 o_O
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I've just upgraded from phpbb about 30 minutes ago.

    XenForo is nothing like phpBB, there are too many differences to list.
  5. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Member

    :confused: cool in a few days il get the money from the owners of the site and ill do it

    ow is it possible to combine the old phpbb3 users and post and merg it into xenforo?

    ow and one of the forums has the special phpbb3 mobile add-on ... does xenforo has its own or ?
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You have to go via vBulletin, which is how I did it this evening.
    A double import from phpBB into vBulletin and then into XenForo.

    Took 2 hours start to finish.

    There is no specific mobile application at the moment. A mobile style is planned.
  7. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Member

    but ur saying
    to buy 50$ for Vbulletin and then 140$ just for the change over
    seriously u nuts?
  8. R1Lover

    R1Lover Member

    Vbulletin is more then 50 lol

    If there is no import from phbb3, i would wait until there is or pay someone to do the conversion for you.
  9. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Member

    I stand corrected i thought it was 50$ but its 300$ ... ill waist 300 $ fo i can convert it to vbulletin then 140$ to mere it into xenfor .... well ill stick with vbulletin.... if thats what ur saying to me ?
  10. R1Lover

    R1Lover Member

    In reality, there are many of us that own several vb licenses that could help you avoid the cost of vb for importing purposes.
    FredC likes this.
  11. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Member

    well i know enough and am not gonna buy this srry .... kinda liked it .... ill stick to phpbb3

    its not worth 140 buck...
  12. R1Lover

    R1Lover Member

    Dont apploigize to me, im not buying at this point either lol
  13. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    My thought is you buy XF when it suits your needs :), I run a clan forum using phpBB3 and it's literally made me not as active on my own clan community because of how unfriendly things are.

    Using XenForo is a lovely experience and a far more pleasing one than phpBB3. But yes.... more imports will be nice and I believe of course planned down the road according to previous posts.
  14. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    It's worth much more than 140. Only reason you get something this good for $140 is that it's new and a startup. XF is nothing like phpbb. It has got an excellent feature set to engage your occasional posters to post regularly, to turn lurkers into posters and basically get people chatting...

    It's unfortunate that importer from phpbb is not currently available. But I am sure you can ask help here from people who have vbulletin license to convert your database. And if that doesn't seem a good idea contact Floris at Xenfans and he will be able to get you a migration for a fee.
  15. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Member

    thats the thing fees fees fees and i dont really like the xenforo how it is now, if its still beta its a no go for me, and the price is too expensive!
  16. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    OK. So I guess this thread is over?
  17. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    And here i thought it was the deal of the decade.. Seriously.. XF is worth every penny.. and its not in beta anymore the first RC was released last week.. Fees??? as far as i know their are no fees other then the cost of a license.. and the cheep annual renewal which almost all paid forum solutions have.. Ive used both IPB and vB in the past and wouldn't touch either as long as there is XenForo.. I understand this is a personal choice but XF has everything i always wanted in the core and nothing i dont want. Its Light, Lean and Fast.. My members love it.. And i have two sites currently running on XF software.. Its honestly the first software migration ive ever done without one single complaint..
    edit: Plus the community support is second to none, and to me that alone is worth the $140.00
  18. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Member

    ok why does it still say on the buy page that is is still a beta :confused:

    ok i agree that people are here quicker with response that's what i like... and i agree with its faster and light and looks great... but do i have to pay every year 140$ ?


    found out that its 40$ per year extra
    ill think about it

    but why does it say its still beta
  19. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Not sure but its actually RC1 and i suspect Ver 1.0.0 gold will be available in a matter of a cpl weeks give or take.. I understand everyones circumstances are different as well as finances.. But in my case i went from vB to XF and it actually saved my site from a certain slow death.. I have no regrets..
  20. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Most likely because they're so busy trying to get the software ready for gold release that they haven't thought to update the Buy page?
    That would be my guess, and perfectly understandable, imo.

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