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Sell me XenForo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by IcEWoLF, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

    I currently use vBulletin (www.47r-squad.com)
    I am growing a bit tired of vBulletin, their software and products....
    I love they have vbulletin.org.
    Does XenForo have anything similiar?
    Does XenForo have an official portal system like vBulletin CMS? (Non third party)

    I've been watching xenforo for awhile and I like what I see so far.
    Lots cleaner!
  2. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Currently there is an add-on forum where developers can release add-ons. XenForo are currently building an add-on to better handle management of add-ons instead of using a forum.

    No, but Jaxel has developed an outstanding portal called XenPorta.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is no separate site for add-ons, everything is on xenforo.com.
    The Resource Manager will be released in the future.

    There is no official portal, only an add-on.
  4. netrix

    netrix Active Member

    A huge number of addons are available in the addon section here.

    There is no official portal/CMS, but you can use XenPorta or xPortal (in beta stage). But if I understand Kier right there will be no CMS thing coming up for the near future.
  5. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

    I see.
    Is there an SEO option like vBSEO?
  6. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Not that I am unaware of and only because XenForo is already SEO optimized.
  7. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    You simply don't need a vBSEO-like product with xF. It's all there already (well, most of it).
  8. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

  9. Reeve of Shinra

    Reeve of Shinra Well-Known Member

    SEO is good, would be nice to change the url structure but the 401's work very well if you are switching over.
    Vodkaholic and Markos like this.
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I bet your members will like the interactive nature of xenforo.
    I tried to look on your site to see if there would be any vB mods you have running the xF might not have.
    I think XenPorta for a home page is a very stable choice.
    The addon author uses it himself, which is an important safeguard.
  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Your own arguments is the sale.

    Invest in xenforo, upgrade your community.
    It's THE solution at the moment for site owners that want to take their site serious now and in the future.
    erich37 likes this.
  12. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

    How easy is the process to convert from vBulletin to XenForo?
    Can I import everything (except custom plugins I know)
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  14. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about converting/importing, but I think I might just go ahead and restart from scratch.
    Those portals systems you guys linked look good also.
    I went ahead and got a demo, I do like the way SEO is integrated, there is room for improvement, but I think I can manage.
    The registration process is flawless, facebook connect is quick too!
    I am about to pull the trigger on XenForo.
    Alien, Rob Fritz, FredC and 2 others like this.
  15. Steve10

    Steve10 Well-Known Member

    Brilliant, I'm sure you won't regret it.
  16. Robert F Schmitz

    Robert F Schmitz Well-Known Member

    I finally upgraded a small site that up until yesterday was still running an early beta version. Did it quite well and after upgrading to the latest release, all original addons still worked. Just a really solid forum software in my opinion.
    CapnLuffy, Floris and Kim like this.
  17. MrChris

    MrChris Member

    I tell ya I love xenforo this was my best investment.. I've never done a theme until now I created my own theme took a couple hours so it's pretty simple.. Go for it
    CapnLuffy likes this.
  18. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    In a word, easy. I recently tried a conversion of a 160,000 post vB 3.8.4 forum and it all worked great.
  19. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

  20. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Yes, and it ACTUALLY works.

    Unlike vBSEO, where you would have to put in all the work to get the best results.

    I have been doing this for a call of duty site and it pains me that whatever I know about vBSEO in the vb3 series... Is thrown out of the door with vB4, and kills my forum in just 3 months.

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