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Would you move to XenForo Forum (alone) or wait for XenForo with CMS?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Hemanth, Aug 25, 2010.


Would you move to XenForo Forum (alone) or wait for XenForo with CMS?

  1. I would move to XenForo Forum Only Package, CMS is not a deciding factor.

  2. I would wait for XenForo with CMS. CMS is an important deciding factor.

  1. Hemanth

    Hemanth Member

    Ok, a follow-up poll for the thread Is there a CMS Planned? to approximately measure the customer mindset!

    I've read here and in vB.com that a lot users will buy a Xenforo license to play with it but a portion of them (including me) won't make the actual move to it in the Forum only state.

    It seems many users think that a forum only website is concept of the past and for better traffic, user experience, ads & revenue we need conent pages and a well integrated system to manage it. We are in need of a simple, efficient, fast, easy to use, good-looking CMS to manage our articles, news and reviews.

    So please vote and tell us what you think? Once released, would you use XF for your website as a Forum only package or would you wait for the CMS integrated version to be released?
  2. zappaDPJ

    zappaDPJ Well-Known Member

    Every forum I own or admin pulls content out to a front page so a CMS or bridge is very important to me. However that doesn't stop me buying one licence to play around with.
  3. mlx

    mlx Well-Known Member

    As we are not using that latest vBulletin 4 Beta version anyway, I'm totally fine with XenForo being just a forum at this time.
  4. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Well-Known Member

    The CMS is important, but more important is to first have a robust forum system, fast and innovative.
  5. GameR

    GameR Active Member

    Hey, no guy say, that they build the same stupid "suite" as ib.

    i hope really, that xenForo make the same thing as InvisionPower, and you can make your "own" suit by clicking on addons you need.
    HydraulicJack likes this.
  6. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I like to remind myself that if i don't support xenForo now, there may not even be a CMS to look forward to in the future.
    Travis and HydraulicJack like this.
  7. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    The CMS is important, but (sorry to go offtopic a bit): the Blogs are more important to us. Because we use vB3.8 with those Blogs and without any CMS. If it will come with Blogs and I am seriously going to consider it, although I am also a bit interested to see what Internet Brands comes up with in 6-12 months. If I have to choose between vB4.0 and XenForo alpha x.x.... then the choice is sooo obvious. It's not even a choice really... ;).
    HydraulicJack likes this.
  8. Poltergeist

    Poltergeist Active Member

    CMS is minimally important to me. To switch I need a 3rd party to re-write their software to work with xF if they are willing to, but he doesn't know if he will until xF is released so he can look at it.
  9. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    I think this thread will bear out my opinion.
  10. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    CMS it's not a "deciding factor" for me, but i hope to see soon an addon like vbadvanced for xenforo! (and a bridge xf/wordpress :D)
  11. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    I would go for just the forum, although I think this topic has been discussed to death already. :)
  12. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I will purchase it as soon as it's released if I have the $. A CMS isn't a big deal to me, altho I would like to see one in the future, by way of a Kier/Mike coded cms, or a XFAdvanced from Brian.
    Neutral Singh, Dan and HydraulicJack like this.
  13. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    It depends which forum we're talking, I will upgrade without CMS for at least one of three forums I run. For the other two I think I'm going to wait for a CMS.

    So I can't really vote just one option here.
  14. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Same here. A combination of XenForo + XFAdvanced portal would be more than enough for some sites I have in mind for XF.
    HydraulicJack likes this.
  15. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    I would move to XenForo Forum Only Package, CMS is not a deciding factor.
  16. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    Short Version: I'll take the Forum only please! ASAP! :)

    Not really interested in a built-in CMS, a GOOD bridge to Wordpress and I'd be one happy puppy :: snoopy dance ::
    I'm pretty sure that a Wordpress bridge will be an early mod if Mike and Kier don't plan on doing one, it'd be really REALLY nice to have a fully integrated and supported one though.
    Nathan, Peggy and erich37 like this.
  17. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    sure I'll take a few (no CMS)...
    I want a lightweight system that I can add to - if I want to add "bloat" it's going to be on my terms. :)
    Peggy and erich37 like this.
  18. Cheesegrits

    Cheesegrits Active Member

    I'm not that interested in a fully fledged built in CMS. Leave CMS development to the CMS developers. But maybe something very lightweight, just to allow a friendly home page and a simple plugin architecture, a la CMPS.

    But as has been mentioned by several other folk, bridging to my existing CMS's is important. So I think the effort would be better spent building a good API to make it easy for bridge developers. Like those nice folk at JFusion. Hint hint.

    So far I like what I see, and it's good to see Kier back in the saddle. Keep up the good work.

    -- hugh
    Dan, GofD, Peggy and 2 others like this.
  19. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    XF Forum-only is just fine to start off a new community.
    Once my Forum will be populated with a few members and posts, I am sure there will be some neat add-ons available in the future.

    No need to bombard the developers with "CMS"-questions all day long, give them the time they need !
    Peggy likes this.
  20. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Forum + Simple Front Page/Portal would be Excellent ...

    + Forum Thread Linking to Front Page would be Awesome :)
    Boothby likes this.

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