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XenForo Branding Removal

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by broo0d, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. broo0d

    broo0d New Member

    Hey guys,

    is xenforo branding removal a one-time payment or it is an annual payment?
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    One time.
  3. webducknj

    webducknj Active Member

    can this be done after going live or does it need to be done at first installation?
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yes it can be added any time from the Customer Area.
  5. webducknj

    webducknj Active Member

    great thank you.
  6. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    When I purchased xf 1.1 I bought it with branding removal. It's still valid then I guess? I now only have to purchase a regular license for 1.4 when I'm upgrading my platform?
    Haos33 likes this.
  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yes, the branding removal would remain valid. You'd just need to purchase a license extension.
    fredrikse likes this.
  8. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    Thanks for clarifying that.
  9. melissanul

    melissanul New Member

    I am planning on buying xenforo. Am I allowed to remove branding without the branding removal option?
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  11. v8td

    v8td Member

    Why branding removal?

    I'm thinking for a few explanation:
    - someone want to hide his choice for xenforo platform from other community competitors? But here are many ways to find out what platform is behind generated html... and css, js files... a simple comparison to xenforo demo... not to mention that a custom theme must be installed... the theme developer also want a link...
    - to disable "link juice" for xenforo?

    Why branding removal in the first place?

    For me, the purpose would be to "hide" my choice from phpBB, myBB competitors....
  12. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    I guess it is probably just XenForo allowing those the choice to utilise the software without the branding. Some big boards want to use it, some small boards want to use it. Just down to the personal preference of the license holder. :)
  13. v8td

    v8td Member

    I want to check a forum with removed brand. Can anyone give me a link? Maybe in private?
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The only difference is the removal of the copyright notice in the footer.
  15. v8td

    v8td Member

    Source code contains many "xenforo"s ... so it's kinda "half" branding removal. In my opinion branding removal is suppose to remove all "hints" about the software origin.
    I would pay $250 for a complete removal.

    <html id="XenForo"
    <script src="js/xenforo/xenforo.js?_v=4c6fd8cc"></script>
    <meta property="og:image" content="http://domain.com/styles/flatawesome/xenforo/avatars/avatar_m.png" />
    jQuery.extend(true, XenForo,
    and so forth...

    Obviously, it's not going to happen' :sneaky:
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It would be impossible to remove reference to XF in the code - it is completely structured around the use of xenforo, xen, etc.

    That would be proprietary software, which would likely cost two or three more 0's ;)
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  17. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    Obviously a mass search and replace for just the front end files would probably work, but at that point you might have better luck starting from scratch.

    Why does it matter anyway?
  18. v8td

    v8td Member

    Xenforo it's just too good for my competition :sneaky: :LOL:
    I'm sick of being imitated!
  19. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    Differences in technology stacks is only one aspect of forum running.
  20. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Member

    Would be a waste of time, as there are other ways of picking out what being used. It called fingerprinting.

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