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Thinking about it ...

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by greenchicken, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. greenchicken

    greenchicken Member

    Own a good sized forum on VB, was happy during the 3.x.x days but the 4.x.x. days are not impressing me and the 5.x.x. shots are a complete turnoff i am currently running 4.20

    My forum has 31k members
    1.1 Million posts

    Will I be able to convert this easily?

  2. Insy

    Insy Well-Known Member

    The longest to do is to rewrite your style and addons for XenForo.
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  3. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We imported 3 million posts earlier this year with relative ease :)
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  4. greenchicken

    greenchicken Member

    So where do you go for the add-ons?
  5. Insy

    Insy Well-Known Member

    XenForo.com have a Ressources manager with hundred of ressources.
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  6. greenchicken

    greenchicken Member

    That' s very encouraging (y)
  7. greenchicken

    greenchicken Member

    I don't have that mysqli installed on my server yet, is it safe to install and will it break regular mysql?
  8. greenchicken

    greenchicken Member

    I do ad-free versions of my forum now for a small fee a year, will I be able to do the same with xen and the paid subscriptions?
  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yep, you can set up one off or recurring payments for "User Upgrades". Once they've purchased your upgrade, they will be promoted automatically to a new usergroup which can, for example, not display any ads.

    On that note, XenForo's template system is awesome.

    Firstly, there's special templates (by default, blank templates) that are designed for adverts. So many common placements such as ad_above_top_breadcrumb (Above the top breadcrumb) ad_below_top_breadcrumb (Below the top breadcrumb navigation). There's lots of them for you to choose from, they are all prefixed with ad_

    Obviously you can put advert code in whichever template you like, but these are specially designed for the purpose so you just copy and paste your ad code into them.

    With regards to hiding the adverts from your paid users, each usergroup will have a group ID. Registered users, for example, are user group ID 2.

    If you create a usergroup called "Ad Free Users" and this is where your paid members are put and if we assume that usergroup ID is 5, you can place this in your templates to hide the adverts from these users:

    <xen:if is="!{xen:helper ismemberof, $visitor, 5}">
    <advert code here>

    That code basically says "if visitor is not member of group ID 5 then show adverts".
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  10. greenchicken

    greenchicken Member

    That's perfect, I played with a demo yesterday and placing my advertisements was easy... Everything I have seen so far is easy. I actually have 2 forums, one is a sports forum with about 1000 members but the activity is kinda slow over all and I don't want to dump a bunch of money in it because that's a hobby site. I want something that is simple, fast and stable... And especially want a system when flaws are detected , patches will come out in a timely manner as paid software should.

    Do you guys have a portal system with this setup?
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  11. greenchicken

    greenchicken Member

    One more question....

    I know you guys offer a Demo but is there any Money Back Guarantee whatsoever? Most people don't but I really hate thinking I want something and then a few hours later having buyers remorse...
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    You can sell it.
    Lots of buyers.
  13. greenchicken

    greenchicken Member

    That's cool, think I am going to play with the demo for another few minutes and make my decision....

    RSS feeds, can you import RSS feeds automagically similar to VB? We like to import the news for our favorite team from different sports sites
  14. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    Automatic Importing of RSS feeds are no problem. They will be saved as new threads.
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  15. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    It's always a risk buying a software and then getting buyer's regret. If you're having second thoughts then obviously hold off for a while but it's a great piece of software and i doubt you'll have regrets. If you do decide to sell it you won't get much for it i'll say that now, I've seen xenforo licenses go for as little as 30-40 dollars But you may get a good price for it if you decide to sell.

    I doubt that will be the case though, but thought i'd post the reality of selling second licenses aren't worth much. Also, you would have to wait 140 days before selling it. Might actually be 120 days before you can sell a license maybe somebody could clarify that.
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  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Married ?
    "just kidding"
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  17. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    This would be a precedent.
    It hasn't happened before.
    So we are really just guessing.
  18. greenchicken

    greenchicken Member

    Well this part should be ready

  19. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Is your finger itchy yet?

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