We're exploring the possibility of moving several of our forums from IPS to Xenforo after we've received a lot of angry feedback about BBcode source editing being lost in version 4.
Xenforo obviously has BBcode source editing, and I've enjoyed it's general usage on several other forums (such as ECF) that use the software, which is why I brought up the idea of moving to Xenforo.
Is there any sort of status update functionality in Xenforo similar to what IPS has had since V3? I know that it's not really forum-tailored (it always felt out of place in a forum package to me) but it's something one of our biggest communities has grown attached to, and is a way many of our members interact with each other outside of threads and PM.
While many members would love to see a forum software that supports BBcode source editing (due to wanting to make heavy customization's to their project threads), and I don't see IPS adding the functionality back (due to posts I've read from their developers), I do see them being upset if Status Update functionality is "lost" if we switched software's.
Does Xenforo have this sort of "Status Update" functionaltiy either via the core (as a planned feature for 2.0 or somewhere I can enable it in the ACP) or a plugin of some sort?
The other question I wanted to personally ask is about S3 file storage and CDN support (specifically CloudFront). This is something I'm currently taking advantage of for our IPS 4 installation, and would like to be able to continue to have such support in Xenforo if at all possible.
Also, does Xenforo support PHP 7 yet?
I may have more questions from our staff and our community members, but thank you in advance for your time.