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Thinking about buying Xenforo but have some questions

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by GazCBG, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. GazCBG

    GazCBG Member


    I am looking at Xenforo, to upgrade from SMF and would like to know the following

    1. Is there an importer for SMF to Xenforo, to import members and forums?

    2. Am I able to create custom fields in the admin area?

    3. I have some mod on my SMF, listed below
    PM to New Members
    This mod send a Private Message once they have confirmed there account​

    Simple Audio Video Embedder
    This mod allows for Youtube, Facebook, etc... videos to be added​

    Custom Fields On Memberlist
    This mod allow, custom fields created in the SMF admin, to be displayed on the Memberlist​

    Pretty URLs
    This mod, changes the URLs to friendly URLs for example : /this-is-a-post​

    Stop Spammer
    This mod checks stopforumspam.com database for spammers during registration.​

    This mod is a portal for the site.​

    Do Xenforo have free mods that does the same things as above?

    4. How is Xenforo on server resources, as it would be run on a shared server, for the time being?

  2. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

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  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There are various free and paid portal add-ons in the resources.

    XF works fine on the cheapest of shared hosting. I know as I used to run it on just that.
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  4. GazCBG

    GazCBG Member


    Thanks for the replies :)
    Does anyone know when 1.5 will be released as stable, instead of beta?
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It could be a few weeks (or more), depending on how testing goes.
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  6. Julio Taboas

    Julio Taboas New Member

    Hello every people, i want to buy xenforo after i try it. how to try it?
  7. OUTL4W

    OUTL4W Active Member

    XenForo Demo | XenForo
  8. rv65

    rv65 Active Member

    You can also easily redirect your SMF URL scheme to XF, if the URL's have ID's in them, but even if they don't they can be redirected.
  9. rv65

    rv65 Active Member

    I recommend the s9e mod once, you have a license. That mod is awesome and can embed just about any major media site, and is customizable, but standard embed is good as well.
  10. GazCBG

    GazCBG Member

    Thanks for the replies.
    Got my XF license yesterday and as the site wasn't launched I started from fresh.
    Was asking about SMF, just in case I couldn't get it before launch
  11. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Welcome to XenForo! Be sure to associate your username with your account so you can post in the support forums. :)
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