Alright, I think it's no secret that developing a real Wordpress-like CMS takes a lot of time and effort. This may be the reason why XenForo still lacks a fully fledged CMS (articles, article management, categories, sub-categories, tags, template overrides etc.). Since the XF team are going to have their hands full with developing the forum after the lawsuit is over there most likely won't be an offical CMS for many years to come. So it's up to XenForo's capable community to make this happen.
What we need is at least one coder who dedicates his time into developing this CMS. Last time I asked a dev about a CMS he asked for 1000 bucks, which normal people simply can't afford. So you have an idea how much will be asked for the CMS.
Seeing that many XenForo powered websites use XenPorta I figured there may be enough interest in a new CMS to start a fund raising topic. XenPorta has been downloaded over 1000 times, so even when half of them would donate just $20 we would raise $10000. Realisticly the overall amount people are willing to donate is probably $5, but even then we would still raise impressive $2500.
So what are we gonna do? You see a poll where people can pledge to donate. You can vote for yes and for yes, because there is no point in voting for no and xenforo doesn't allow only 1 choice in a poll. If you are not interested, just ignore this thread. If enough people has pledged to donate there is a good chance that a developer will take this task (of course the developer will retain the copyright of this addon).
Or even better, reply to this thread and tell what exact amount you pledge to donate. This way the developers will get a better idea of how much will be raised.
The developer or developers (if there is more than one) will then have to provide a donation widget powered by chipin (PayPal only!) This is how this widget looks:
So you always see how much has been raised so far including the amunt of contributors..
XenForo would benefit from a real CMS, so please consider participating in this.
I pledge to donate $50.