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So what do you think?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Mike Creuzer, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Mike Creuzer

    Mike Creuzer Well-Known Member

    Now that we've had a chance to actually install it, use the control panel, and have some fun with it, what do you think?

    I think its amazing! The admin control panel is perfect. Love the use of chalkboard-like icons. Everything flows very well.

    I like the search prefix in the templates. That is useful. Similar to other software's drop down menu to show, but I find it a tad quicker.

    What do you all think?
  2. Lewis P

    Lewis P Member

    Not had the chance to check out the code for modding yet, but looking at the ACP, I can see it's easy to use (but not as easy as IPB3, I must say!)
  3. Hannah_M

    Hannah_M Active Member

    Didn't buy it yet but when i do it will be amazing :) I can tell from the reactions :)
  4. Lewis P

    Lewis P Member

    To note for those interested - if you are looking to develop addons, you'll want to put the following line of code in your config.php:

    $config['debug'] = '1';
  5. Been Told

    Been Told Well-Known Member

    I gotta say... The first log in at the ACP when the login box slides up - it's magic. :)
  6. Mike Creuzer

    Mike Creuzer Well-Known Member

    Yes, that was very pleasant. I quite enjoyed that. In fact, the first time I logged back out and back in (first to make sure that it wasn't a glitch, then to marvel at its wonder).

    XenForo has outdone themselves.
  7. wii

    wii Active Member

    I love it, beautiful and very easy to use.
  8. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    Very impressed!
  9. Goddi

    Goddi Member

    It`s amazing. Easy of use and extansive (especially the styleeditor :eek:)
    I love it...:D
  10. Phases

    Phases Active Member

    I find the CP something to get used to. I don't know how long or how many times I killed everyone (including my!) rights to viewing the forum before I realized how to navigate the permission node tree correctly, when adjusting for usergroups. Left side links assign perms to the forums, right side links to the usergroup in general - I guess. Inheritance and what forums have modified rights to what groups isn't as clear as I'm used to. (didn't play with it too long).

    I also really wish there was a master 'back to default' button for the permission trees, and in each forum. As well as help buttons that told what each privileged did exactly.

    Dealing with users (admining them, or anything) is sorta tedious as theres not a "edit user" button in their profile like I'm used to.

    Few other things. But, over all I like it a lot. I do realize it's in beta and has a ways to go. And, even if - I also realize I'm just used to vb and sorta have to do a factory reset in my brain.
  11. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Lovely, already installed it in two communities, working great! Feels almost like a final product.
  12. Gill

    Gill Member

    I'm delighted! I set up a test site for one of my licenses and am amazed! It honestly is the easiest set up I've ever done (this from a non-geek, know only what I've learned as I've gone along) to be greeted by the most delightful admin control panel. I love the chalk drawings and the ease of use. I've never seen anything so straightforward before.

    I've not done any conversions yet because I'm just playing for the moment. I love it! When I chose to ditch vB I tried other paid alternatives which were excellent ... but this for me beats them all. Simplicity and thoughtfulness work!

    Well done to the XenForo team!
  13. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    The UI is great. Also most of the core functionality is there, just some minor improvements needed in some places. Once the needed add-ons come out this thing is unstoppable.
  14. jasetaro

    jasetaro Well-Known Member

    Just finished installing and doing a test import on a local test server... All I can say at this point is Xenforo is Sierra Hotel! Assuming I don't run into any show stoppers during testing I probably take it live this weekend. :)

    Kier, Mike and Ashley deserve some serious Bravo Zulus and a pint or two! :D
  15. wii

    wii Active Member

    I also imported a vBulletin 3.8 forum with no problems at all, amazing, everything just works, now working on the style, it looks easy enough, we'll see...
  16. Louis

    Louis Member

    Very happy with it. I still need a lot of features before can go for a live site and to fix some errors that keep popping up (probably host issue), but apart from that, i'm really impressed.
  17. projectego

    projectego Active Member

    Superb so far. I've ordered four licenses since last night and I'm pondering whether to order a few more before the deal is over.
  18. Booth

    Booth Well-Known Member

    I agree the AdminCP isn't as easy to navigate as IPB3 but I expected that. IPB3's admin search function is a godsend.
  19. Mmarzex

    Mmarzex Member

    I love the acp. It is so easy to use compared to others that I have used.
  20. moody

    moody Active Member

    What can i say so far:

    - Installing new styles, very easy / perfect!
    - Control panel, a different but postive approach... easy / almost perfect
    - Editing posts, users very easy / perfect!
    - I always hated using sub forums, XenForo changes that... again perfect!

    Love it how you can easily change and add trophy awards.

    And not to forget, this beta 1 the very first release and it's allready amazing.

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