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We have just switched our Manchester United website to xenforo

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by mrb1972, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Active Member

    After many months of work we have finally switched our Manchester United Website over of XF, even if you hate man utd/football please take a quick look ;) its not a perfect design by any means but has some cool custom ad-ons

    Old version:

    Here is what we did -
    New Version:
    Switched wordpress blogs to the LNblog add-on
    Homepage is powered by Xenporta
    Custom xenporta block to show Featured Blogs and pull attachment image to show on homepage
    Custom xenporta blocks to show Recent Blogs and pull attachment image to show thumbnails on homepage
    Custom add-on to create rss feed from latest blogs - see here

    Custom add-on we are most proud of is the player/match system
    Squad - Integrated player squad system, search function, uses the same popup overlay as default forum members for continuity - clicking player name takes you through to a full detail profile with player stats etc

    Matches - This shows match results data, clicking match date shows more details on the match

    Stats - This shows stats like top scorers etc, biggest wins, losses etc

    All this is controlled via the backend in admincp


    Thanks -
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  2. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Excellent result - you must be very pleased with the finished site. (y)

    I like the use of thread prefixes for match results. Neat. :D
  3. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Active Member

    Thanks, yes we are pleased - it took quite a long time but we are happy how it turned out
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Great site. Nice XenPorta home page.
    I find the Tab highlighting too subtle.
    At first, I didn't think you had Tab highlighting !
    When I look super close, the tab text turns grey.
    I think it's too subtle.

    awesome squad page !
    Adding comments to http://www.manutdtalk.com/index.php?squad/david-de-gea/view might be interesting .... but only if adding a comment made the player's page end up in what's new. Might be a cool way to "talk" about the players ? Over time .... could be awesome for SEO ? Years and years of discussion on a player could be useful.

    As for every xenforo site ... I think you need a wiki-like content creation tool (sorry, a good one doesn't exist).

    Overall: awesome job !
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I saw you had 25 bloggers.
    Is there a list of them ?
    and what they blog about ?
    blog categories ?
    can I watch a blog ?
  6. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Active Member

    It has to be United realted blogs - as they all get pushed out to newsnow and twitter etc
    All those features you mentioned would be nice but are not part of current LNblog add-on - I may suggest some of those to the author
  7. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Active Member

    Thanks for your comments, interesting what you said about the tab highlights as I am able to seem them quite easily, I will test it on a few other devices in case its my monitor settings
  8. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Active Member

    Some interesting ideas you have thought of, we already have player threads for player discussion but I wonder if there is a way of blending the two somehow - something to think about
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    We must be talking about different things.

  10. guiltar

    guiltar Well-Known Member

    Nice work! Awesome design!
    Have you coded extra modules yourself?
  11. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Active Member

    oh ok I think I follow now what you meant
  12. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Active Member

    Thanks - I designed them in "photoshop" how I wanted them to look/work but my coding skill arent up to the job so I had to pay to get them coded
  13. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Stunning forum, it looks excellent, very well done :)
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  14. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Active Member

    Any better now
    Digital Doctor likes this.
  15. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Yes ... (y)
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  16. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    ooooh I like this style. Nice node icons btw looking very nice (y)

    I'd suggest changing the navigation trigger icon on the right hand side (inside the breadcrumb container) to a dark grey/grey colour rather than the red. I think it'll look a lot cleaner and keep the breadcrumb consistent in colour.

    I'd also change the colour of the .footer .pageContent background-colour to a light colour, maybe white same with the container underneath that or perhaps remove the border background of that and change the links to a light colour again perhaps white.

    Otherwise nice looking style, clean. Nice work. :)
  17. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Nice job on the forum, does look very Man U. :p
  18. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    You need to add Pickem and Sportsbook :p
    Digital Doctor and Sheldon like this.
  19. gregory1989

    gregory1989 Member

    Nice forum, looks really good!

    Plus as a fellow united fan!! Awesome job
  20. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the conversion, and welcome to the XenFamily :)

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