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Using XF user database for external script

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by moman, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. moman

    moman Active Member


    I'm looking to start a new website and am considering choosing XF as my forum solution (vs. vb3, which I'm very experienced with).

    I'm a PHP developer and so the website will have a custom-coded mainsite/blog area. I want that to use the forum to handle accounts and sessions just to keep things as simple and as secure as possible.

    With vBulletin, all I needed to do was include a file (global.php) and check for a variable ($vbulletin->userinfo) containing the user information. Can a similar approach be taken to integrate XF with a custom script?

    Also, on a separate note, is XF's user upgrade system pretty much the same as vB's paid subscriptions? I need the forum to be able to handle paypal donations.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. moman

    moman Active Member

    OK, thanks. So you're saying the solution presented in post #19 in the first thread should work just like checking $vbulletin->userinfo?

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