1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Screwfix forums migrated to Xenforo

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Stuart Wright, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

  2. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    The layouts currently a bit broken on ipad but great that they've moved :)
  3. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    Those avatars... It's distracting with so many "?" on the front page.

    Looks like about 138,00o threads / ~1.27m posts? / ~102k members.

    Looks like an interesting site though, bookmarked.
  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Glad to see they moved at last, spent quite a while answering questions they had over a good few weeks. wonder who they used for the import, it wasnt an easy one, and I did refer them to Jake, but don't think he did it..
    Shelley likes this.
  5. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Were they running something custom previously?
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Something not well known, certainly.

    They were using JiveSBS previously, IIRC.

    Looks like they decided not to bother importing the user avatars!
  7. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Or passwords. All members have to reset theirs.
    Still, it's the best choice of software for the future IMO.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2013
  8. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    I really like the forum list in the sidebar.
  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Always good to see a community choose XenForo :)
  10. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Not just a community but a part of B&Q (the KingFisher group), not a small company by any means especially in the UK.
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member


    forums look bad on 1024x768
    I'd lose the Latest post so you can see the entire forum title, IMO.

    on Latest chrome.
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member


    No RM ?

    A reviews addon could be useful.
    Ask them to help fund the one in the works.
  13. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    I would like to have my forums in the three column like they have. Could anyone show me were to look for this in add ons?
  14. BeingB

    BeingB Member


    Thank you for your comments about our newly revamped forum.

    Yes we were using Jive before we moved to Xenforo. Unfortunately, we were unable to export passwords and avatars out of the Jive database.

    We have kept the same look to the forum, to keep the forum familiar to our current users. We are planning to make gradual changes to our community so if you have any feedback it would be very welcome.

    Tracy Perry, Liam W, Alien and 4 others like this.
  15. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Welcome to the community BeingB and welcome to XenForo :)

    It's a shame the avatars couldn't come across but I'm sure your users will rectify that quickly enough!
  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    vB IMPEX

    Sounds too late.
    But losing passwords can cause some Member drop off.
    I wonder if Jake could have migrated the passwords.
  17. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    Avatar loss isn't too bad, I mean, you could setup a copy of the old site to let people retrieve their avatars.
  18. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Whenever I see a community subdomain, I think of Lithium ;) (lithium is SaaS and so uses a cname).

    Nice to see XenForo being used :)

    Although, the style is a bit iffy on my phone...
  19. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    A manual import of passwords may be possible using something similar to this:


    Shoot me a PM if you would like me to take a look.
  20. BeingB

    BeingB Member


    Jive used a very irregular DB so passwords were not able to be imported.

    However the password issue has increased activity on the forum as the Screwfix Community has been around for 10 years many users have forgot they registered. So with the password reset emails we have sent it has reengaged many of the DIY users who asked a few questions on a project a few years ago have come back asking more on their current project.

    A very simple process all done by Tim at Nimbus.

    Chris D likes this.

Share This Page