Resource Manager as a CMS?

Alfuzzy

Active member
I'm looking at the Xenforo Resource Manager. Can the Xenforo Resource Manager be used as a CMS...to create a front-end/Home Page/Discovery Page for an internet forum...or is the Resource Manager strictly for other purposes?

I went to Xenforo.com...then the pricing page...then clicked on the "Learn more..." link...then clicked on the "See an example" link.

The "See an example" link seems to send the visitor to the Xenforo "Resources" page...and what I'm seeing doesn't look like what I was expecting if the Resource Manager was used to create what I mentioned above.

Thus my question...to verify if the Xenforo Resource Manager could be used as a CMS?

  • If no...totally ok.
  • If yes...could I be pointed to a site that uses the Resource Manager as I described above?

Thanks.
 

MySiteGuy

Well-known member
Except "no" isn't an incorrect answer imho. There are entire sections of the resources here on Xenforo.com which are articles. Even Bob's AMS, one of the popular article addons, is extremely similar to the Resource Manager in terms of layout, features and even the database. The biggest thing missing but not an issue for most sites is the Resource Manager doesn't support multi-page articles.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
If one was being picky then a forum is a CMS.

Any system which uses a database to store the content and a user interface to easily create and display said content without having to understand code fits that.

However, what the OP is likely asking for (and what most people mean by CMS) is some sort of all in one landing page (home page, portal, etc.) which can be easily configured with widgets, articles, links, etc.

That is actually possible with XF - some of it using the built in features, with more creative options possible with some template editing - but it still likely doesn't meet the exact criteria of what is being requested.
 

Alfuzzy

Active member
However, what the OP is likely asking for (and what most people mean by CMS) is some sort of all in one landing page (home page, portal, etc.) which can be easily configured with widgets, articles, links, etc.

Thanks Brogan...what you stated & how you stated it is exactly what I'm looking for...and wish I had phrased things as eloquently as you did!

Home run...outta the park!:)

Thanks
 
I am looking for something like this as well. However, after months of researching, editing templates just won't work for my needs. I need a system where I can use XF for "blog post" discussions instead of using the CMS discussions. So, I may need to resort to using Wordpress as the CMS/Portal and linking to the XF Forum.

I am about to start looking for WP/XF integration methods myself. It would be nice to have a frontend/portal option for XF to at least allow for editable homepage landings.
 
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