My vision is different, I'd minimize / junk the User Profiles too.
So in your forumless forum .... What are you going to add first ?
But I don't wanna!So please stop doing the man gossip thing and tell me WHEN you're going to do that stuff. I mean I know you're now the big star and it's all forgotten that it was ME wot introduced you to XF but I think you could just be a gent now and take pity for heavens sake .... grumble mumble ....
(this is my fist time using the cry icon).Seriously though, I think adding library articles to the existing What's New page is a bad idea
Because currently there is no such acceptable add-on..... Unless you're developing it? lolWhy wouldn't you just have a CMS add-on that was part of your core forum software? One license, no bridge, no single sign on. Just a fully integrated package.
This is not a solution for a CMS.
It all depends on your needs.With regards to the CMS my refusal to accept it as a solution is more with regards to the solution as it was proposed by Adam.
Of course it can be a CMS. The framework you're left with after all the forum stuff is gone is incredibly powerful and can be used to develop fantastic applications.
The solution as proposed by Adam, however, that requires two licenses, single sign on and probably bridging various bits of data between the two systems is mad. If, however, you want a CMS that doesn't want or need a forum system then yeah, of course, it'll be awesome.
Wonderful idea to use Xenforo as the Guts of a site, I have long thought the guys should have developed that a bit further, so you had a core, and then all the cool whizz bang modules including the forums hanging off it.
(this is my fist time using the cry icon).
Adding Articles with comments to What's New is a huge win.
Traffic = Keeps articles alive.
If you want articles that are out of date and not read ..... they don't add them to What's new !
Up to Date articles = Good content = Google Love = Win Win Win.
Tip: The only reason our Beloved Resource section is even useful is the discussion threads that keep them alive !!!!! I think they debuted with a disjointed discussion .... and after major complaining ... Mike fixed it !
But I don't wanna!
Seriously though, I think adding library articles to the existing What's New page is a bad idea and the What's New page gets deleted by NoForo anyway, so not really much help with your grand plan.
Perhaps a 'What's New Plus by Waindigo' add-on (that supports Library + NoForo) would be a better idea?
I think that's a great architecture Shelley - so forums, polls, signatures, media embedding, frontend node tree, memberlist, Conversations, profile pages, Help, breadcrumbs , sidebar - plus (paid) Enhanced Search, Resources... could all be modular official components. You enable the components you want.
Wonderful (not sure what that looks like from the dev point of view, but it would be amazing flexibility for XF marketing)
I dont get your idea of having forums but not having them though. I dont think that is Noforo. You coulod do that with NodesAsTabs - create a home link to eg Showcase or whatever, and redirect the site URL to that; and the forums are just there as normal on the navbar.
LOL, I am not quite Shelley, but yeah it would be great if that happened in the future!
You might be right, I will investigate that, but it does mean another Add on, I am not a fan of having a lot (or many at all actually) I know how to create a new Tab without a mod, might be able to do something.. dunno, still would like a NoForo front end though, somehow... I do have multiple licenses.