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Thinking of using XenForo but have some big questions.

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Chris Clarke, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Chris Clarke

    Chris Clarke Member

    1. Is there an addon that allows for different post types? So instead of just a standard post there are extra fields which can be added and required to be filled? If nothing is like this, is anyone in the forum able to make one for a price?

    2. Is there an addon for users to search boards. So if there are 1000’s of boards in the forum they can search for the one they want.

    3. Is this website using a theme? http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/ If not, any similar?

    4. Are there any cool user points/achievements addons to incentivise users to post or partake in the forum?

    5. Is there and addong for users to make reviews or guides similar to how a blog would work?

    I have even more questions but I appreciate these being answered first!

    Many thanks
     
  2. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    1) Not that I have seen but have a look at the RM. If you can not find one then you can request it at the Request forum and hopefully someone will code it for you.

    2) Not sure that I understood what you meant. Anyway, xenforo had a very good search system that will allow you to search for stuff in particular forum(s).

    3) Yes, by the look of it that site is using a custom style.

    4) There are several points/credit/banking mods. You can find them in the RM.

    5) Yes, there are a couple of blog add ons available.
     
  3. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    1) These addons should cover this
    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/custom-fields-by-waindigo.885/
    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/custom-post-fields-by-waindigo.2970/

    2)Take a look at the advanced search, you can search in sub forums
    http://xenforo.com/community/search/

    3) Yes

    4) You can award trophies to your members when they meet a certain critera
    http://xenforo.com/help/trophies/
    http://xenforo.com/community/help/trophies

    5)Take a look at the resources in resource manager
    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/

    There are blogs and the actual Xenforo Resource Manager could be used for reviews
     
  4. Chris Clarke

    Chris Clarke Member

    Hmm some great features. Thank you both.

    I'm worried about over modding my forum in style and addons. It may cause problems when things update. I wish I could build my site before buying XenForo to test it out.
     
  5. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    Sign up for a free demo to at least get a feel for it.
     
  6. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Regarding your original question about a style like the other one.

    Using our style on our framework: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/zipped.2961/

    I made this up in a few minutes:

    zipped.jpg

    Upgrading for XenForo so far has been wonderful :)
     
  7. Chris Clarke

    Chris Clarke Member

    Cheers Russ. That actually looks pretty sharp and I could probably edit that to what I want. I wonder if you'd be interested in helping me tweak a few things for some dollar?
     
  8. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Sure, as I said it was just a quick couple minute mock up :), I'll keep it for you if you decide to go through with the conversion(you won't regret it!).
     

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