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Some Question Before Buy..

#1
Hi! I'm really interested in purchasing xenforo forum! But before that, I have a question that I would like to ask.. Should I buy just license worth $140. Is it necessary to Xenforo resource manager? What is the use of xenforo resource manager? Does xenforo add-on (media/award/achievement plugin) needed xenforo resource manager?

I hope someone could clarify these things to me so I could understand more..

Thanks alot!
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#2
If you click on "Resources" in the navigation bar above, you can see what the Resource Manager is all about. Its an add-on (not required) that is meant to house files, be it images, add-ons, and what not. Nothing within XenForo requires the Resource Manager to function.
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#4
No. Add-ons are fully supported by the software as-is, without the resource manager. On this site, the Resource Manager is installed and stores the information for XenForo add-ons, styles, and guides made by 3rd parties (Not XenForo Ltd.).

The resource manager is meant to house files, articles, or links to files on your site. If you don't have a use for it (ie, you don't need to house files), you don't need to purchase it.

If you do purchase it, it adds money to your yearly renewal fee.
 
#6
Thanks @King Kovifor and @Moshe1010 , So if i install/download ad-ons from 3rd party site, I have to purchase the Resource manager add-on? What are the examples of other sites that made add-on? Another thing, I have a blog using wordpress, and I'm thinking of move forward to another level by having a community based forum (I found out xenforo is easy to use in the demo). Can I still have blog page with xenforo? like main page or something?
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#7
Thanks @King Kovifor and @Moshe1010 , So if i install/download ad-ons from 3rd party site, I have to purchase the Resource manager add-on? What are the examples of other sites that made add-on? Another thing, I have a blog using wordpress, and I'm thinking of move forward to another level by having a community based forum (I found out xenforo is easy to use in the demo). Can I still have blog page with xenforo? like main page or something?
All the Resource Manager is for is if YOU want to offer downloads of resources (add-on's, etc) from YOUR forum. It is not required to have to install add-ons obtained from elsewhere.
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#8
If you download a style or add-on from another site (ie, http://xenfluence.com), the software supports installing and running it. The Resource Manager is an add-on in itself, meaning you install it just like you would any 3rd party add-on. If you have no reason to store files, the resource manager doesn't need purchased.

As for Blogs, there are several ways to accomplish this:
  1. Purchase (all the XenForo native blogging platforms are paid for, XI Blog is powerful and can be found at the link above) a XenForo native blog.
  2. Use a bridge to link your blog to XenForo. There are several that can be found here: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/
 
#9
So xenforo Resource Manager are for those who want to let user download add-on from their forum? like an add-on creator? sorry for asking newbie question.. Once i buy, after one year, the renewal license is $40 or still $140?
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#10
So xenforo Resource Manager are for those who want to let user download add-on from their forum? like an add-on creator? sorry for asking newbie question.. Once i buy, after one year, the renewal license is $40 or still $140?
If you are going to offer resources, that is what it is targeted at. Yearly updates are base $40, the RM adds extra (I think $10 or so).
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#11
Renewal Schemes for official products:
  • XenForo Only: $40 per year
  • XenForo and Resource Manager: $55 per year
  • XenForo and Elastic Search: $50 per year
  • XenForo, Elastic Search, and Resource Manager: $65 per year
The resource manager does not need to house add-ons, that's just what it is used for here.
 
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Jeremy

Well-known member
#14
That question will get rather biased opinions on the official XenForo support forums. Personally, I think it is the best thing on the market and with the rate of development and stability, will stay there for a long time.
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#15
Ok I understand.. One last thing, can you guys tell me your experience with xenforo than other forum board?
I've used phpBB, myBB, a little SMF, Joomla's forum related add-ons and one other that I can't remember (didn't use it long as didn't like it). Also used Maximus BBS back in the bad old days.
I currently own 3 xenForo licenses, if that tells you anything.
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#17
Yes, quite easy. If you are nervous, there are several people on these forums who offer installation services, you can also pay XenForo staff (officially) to install it for you.
 
#18
I used to have installed other forums before this but most of free forum are not really user friendly so i decided to get a blog first.. ummm in xenforo, is there gallery add-on or something like that were user can share their artwork/wallpaper/cool images ?