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Thinking about buying Xenforo but have some questions

#1
Hi,

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.​

SimplePortal
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?

Thanks.
Gaz
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
There are various free and paid portal add-ons in the resources.

How is Xenforo on server resources, as it would be run on a shared server, for the time being?
XF works fine on the cheapest of shared hosting. I know as I used to run it on just that.
 

rv65

Active member
#8
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.
 

rv65

Active member
#9
Simple Audio Video Embedder
This mod allows for Youtube, Facebook, etc... videos to be added
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
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