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Regarding Add-ons?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by neodan, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. neodan

    neodan Member

    I have a few more questions before I buy.

    How do I add addons/modifcations. Are they a matter of attach mod, upload, and install. Or is it template modifications (that can get changed with xF upgrades)

    I want to create a xF, but I'm thinking about the future. It's in beta now. So clearly there will be upgrades and if I will have to constantly be editing templates.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Beta software by its nature will change, but not dramatically so.
    The style properties system is still being fully implemented so there may be some changes required if you create a custom style.
    I wouldn't imagine it will be anything too great though.

    Regarding add-ons and template modifications, see this thread which covers that in some detail: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/i-dont-see-this-anywhere-in-xenforo.8469/

    Essentially though it's a simple matter of uploading the files, installing the .xml file and editing templates as required.
    Template edits are done in the ACP so it's very simple to do and later edit or revert any changes.
     
  3. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Currently... the hooks are implemented into the software but not setup in the templates quite yet. I believe that's one of the major things they're working on getting running so currently mods consist of importing it through the admin panel then the occasional template edits.

    Hooks allow the mod/addon developer to allow the import file to automatically place the template edits into the styles.
     
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  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Russ, forgot about the hooks....again...:oops:
     
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  5. neodan

    neodan Member

    Is it likely that the release will have these hooks? Would make implementing addons lot easier
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The hooks are already in place so I think it's fair to say they will be fully utilised but I'll check anyway.
     
  7. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    It looks like some template hook locations will start appearing in Beta 4, :)
     
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