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vBulletin default skin for XenForo

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by giorgino, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. giorgino

    giorgino Well-Known Member

    I have to migrate three vbulletin board to xenforo, and I'm searching for vBulletin default style for xenforo.

    I know that here there are many skin most beautiful than vBulletin default skin, but for our users, at least for some months, would be better to see a known skin.

    Can someone help me?
  2. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Okay I'm no expert; but vB default style is ugly. But if you must have a vB skin; why not create it yourself for Xenforo? I created a matching style for my setup in like 2 hours flat!
  3. giorgino

    giorgino Well-Known Member

    I've tried BigK without success... many problems with menu bar in particular
  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member


    Shouldn't be difficult to re-create a vbulletin style for xenforo. infact, 30 minutes tops should get you a replica.
  5. optrex

    optrex Active Member

    *idontgetit* why?
    Its akin to buying a Ferrari and asking if you can make it look like a Rover
  6. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Which default style did you want? the default vbulletin 2, 3 or 4 theme? It might help getting your request done by somebody.
  7. giorgino

    giorgino Well-Known Member

    Thank you Shelley... :)
    vB4 default skin, the latest...
  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

    vB skin on XF
    That's almost an insult.
    John likes this.
  9. giorgino

    giorgino Well-Known Member

    I understand your point of view, but the user experience is the most important thing in community engagement...
    After a few months of adaptation, we'll go over a beautiful xenforo skin for sure ;)
    viper357, Morgain and steven s like this.
  10. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I think you are very sensible. Some admins who transfer can see their users badly need a rescue from VB and will welcome a change.
    But if desperation is not pressuring you I have great respect for user inertia!
    Personally I expect to allow up to 3 months of lavishing support on members to ease them through change. A big change like the whole board will be very challenging for a lot of users. Us humans are not programmed to like change except for a few years between 14 and 21 or so. (speaking in typical generalities)
    I actually dread making changes for my business members and coaxing, pushing, flattering, bullying and endlessly step by step supporting the user learning curve. I make it as easy as possible and I write amazingly good guides, but still the demand on me and my staff is very wearing around change.
    I think sticking to visual cues that say "this is familiar" is a great idea as a transition, visuals being very powerful messages. When you get someone who can do this Giorgino I think the XF community could benefit from the skin being available. There are a LOT of VB4 refugees after all.
    FredC likes this.
  11. giorgino

    giorgino Well-Known Member

    Thank you Morgain, our users aren't tech expert, but common people that use a PC for a little part of their day, and the medium age is 50.
    Colors, fonts, graphics are all elements that they consider "home".

    I hope that someone can help me :)
  12. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

    I think if the vBulletin style for XenForo containted vBulletin graphics, it will be illegible for a take-down. It's a guess. There was a vBulletin style for MyBB available, but it was taken down.
  13. MGSteve

    MGSteve Well-Known Member

    tbh, licensing shouldn't be an issue, as long as you still have a valid VB license. What will get a style a 'cease and desist' notice from IB's laywers is if the style author includes the graphics in with the style download.

    Easy way around it is for users to copy the VB graphics over to a specific folder in XF in conjuction with a VB style.

    I have to say, I initially thought of this myself, but at the end of the day, even with a VB skin, its still going to be significantly different anyway and at the end of the day, why cause yourself more grief in the long run with having to redo styles when XF gets updated. There's obviously going to be a change when XF is introduced anyway, so just get all the 'pain' over with in one day.

    If anything the correct approach may well be an XF skin for VB....
    Kim likes this.
  14. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    30 min to create complete replica I read here, LOL don't think so. Unless half-assed.
  15. giorgino

    giorgino Well-Known Member

    A skin al least similar to vB (in colors schema) should be good...

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