Things on my mind as I contemplate XenForo. I would appreciate any comments on them. #2 and #7 are key.
- We have a lot of custom code. It is important to us that XenForo be easy to modify and have a good developer culture.
- We have a large archive (millions of posts) that I want to have online, but has in part been taken offline because of load (memory, speed) issues. Does XenForo include or have add-ons that enable a separate archive post table in the DB, or something similar that would allow a board to be snappy for regular use but also give access to archive posts?
- It has to be easy for use to introduce custom BBCode that is more complicated than just a text translation into html (i.e. process information, modify the output, then spit out something completely different in a username and usergroup dependent way). No problem?
- Does XenForo interact well with mod_fcgid?
- How does XenForo do so far with respect to new versions not breaking old code?
- Does XenForo store plugins, etc in flat files for simple version control during development?
- We have a number of folks who have purchased memberships with the board using vB's Paypal integration. Does XenForo have a comparable system? What have others done? Has it been possible to go forward without breaking existing recurring memberships?
- What happens to existing links? Do they break? Does the translation script make some kind of redirect map?
- What is the consensus on the built-in SEO (if any) or that provided by popular plugins?
- I'd love to see a bunch of XF sites that have a modern look that people enjoy using. Is there something like that compiled here? Can you suggest a site or sites to look at?
- Related to #10, have people found it easy to integrate web site style with things like blogs, wikis, etc, and which software did XenForo play best with?