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XenForo Overview

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Eric J., Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Eric J.

    Eric J. Well-Known Member

    Detailed Features List
    Got tired of looking for everything so I started one of these. Feel free to post and get your stuff added in here. Make sure it's valuable information that isn't already contained here.

    Other Locations

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/XenForo
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/XenForo (@XenForo)

    Projected Release Date
    October 2010 at some point during UK business hours. (Early Adopters Special starts as soon as the software goes on sale)

    "Commercial License"

    Early adopters sale (Which lasts through 24 hours) $100, otherwise $140 for a license with 12 months of updates and support.
    $40 per every exra 12 months of support and updates.
    $250 Copyright removal fee
    Read More: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/beta-release-date-and-pricing.3876/

    Meaning of Name

    Collective Video Resource (Thanks to Floris for videos)

    Walkthrough of Sorts (Again, thanks to Floris for this)

    Not all features are easy to find.

    1 - Pages
    2 - Relative Timestamps
    3 - In-Page Navigation
    4 - Multi-Page Navigation
    5 - Top Page Navigation
    6 - Quick Navigation
    7 - Quoting Multiple Posts
    8 - Everyone's News Feed
    9 - Mailing System
    10 - MVC
    11 - Personal Conversations
    12 - Glimpse of XenForo Template Syntax
    13 - Fixed Width Layout
    14 - Friendly URL Structure

    - Allow you to manage simple content in the node tree
    - You have full access to HTML and the entire XenForo template syntax, including some default variables
    - You can specify permissions on the page itself or let them inherit from a parent node
    - Customizable auto-generated navigation
    - Finally, there's some page info in the bottom right, like publishing date and views.
    - Example

    - Always outputs absolute dates and times, but our Javascript then identifies these instances and converts them into relative dates for the viewing user.
    - All date/time instances automatically update as time goes by
    - If you load a page with JS disabled, you're going to see the actual date the post was made
    - More Information

    - Animates a move from the quote to the original message
    - More Information

    - The links that appear when you scroll the gadget are generated with Javascript
    - This system is most useful for navigating 50ish pages
    - More Information
    - Video Demonstration

    - Video Demonstration

    - The "Forum Jump" menu is constructed when you open it
    - You can open any link in the middle however you'd like (Right-click, Middle-click, Left-Click) due to them being <a href>
    - The Quick Navigation Menu is built with a standard template
    - We placed the Quick Navigation Menu in an overlay that sits on top of the content
    - More Information

    - You can click the 'reply' link on multiple messages and each of them will deliver their content to the quick reply box
    - Video Demonstration
    - More Information

    - Everything that all members of the board do is published to the news feed
    - More Information

    - Send email by SMTP and receive bounced email on a separate address.- More Information

    - XF appears to be solidly built on MVC principles
    - Example
    - More Information

    - PMs are now replaced with Private Conversations
    - Invite whoever to the conversation
    - Ability to limit an invited user to invite more poeple
    - Link for Use

    <xen:if hascontent="true">
        <div class="section staffOnline avatarList">
            <div class="secondaryContent">
                <h3>Staff Online Now</h3>
                        <xen:foreach loop="$onlineUsers.records" value="$user">
                            <xen:if is="{$user.is_moderator} OR {$user.is_admin}">
                                    <xen:avatar user="$user" size="s" img="true" />
                                    <a href="{xen:link members, $user}" class="username">{$user.username}</a>
                                    <div class="muted">{xen:helper userTitle, $user}</div>
    - Entire page width controlled via pageWidth CSS class
    - The words Default Style should be located at the bottom left corner of the screen. Click it to get fixed width.
    - Use This

    -Reason for URL Structure

    - Read More
    Shyuan, Levan, Neutral Singh and 38 others like this.
  2. Thank you! :D
  3. Eric J.

    Eric J. Well-Known Member

    Sure thing, but feel free to help me out by posting links to videos that explain features of the software.
  4. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

    Nice list good job :)
  5. gnatster

    gnatster Member

    Thanks for posting the list. Looking forward to watching it grow.
  6. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Interesting template syntax. (y)
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    It's like we've seen something like that before... Oh wait, the geniuses who designed that system moved here. :D
    RvG likes this.
  8. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    That first post is going to be huge with all the upcoming changes :)

    Thanks for getting things together in one post.
  10. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Considering all the unique features as we're seeing here as well, xenForo appears to be making leaps and huge strides in the innovation department.
  11. Eric J.

    Eric J. Well-Known Member

    Alright, I'll be surfing the old posts later today and adding stuff in, so hopefully an update later.

    Thanks for the info Walter, when I update later I'll make sure to add your stuff in.
  12. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    Handy video here from Floris:

  13. cornishman

    cornishman Active Member

    Great idea, this thread. Makes things a lot easier.
    Thankyou :)
  14. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    Needs to be a sticky IMO.
  15. Alluidh

    Alluidh Well-Known Member

    Yes, sticky would be nice
  16. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    I've asked Peggy - chance to check on the private conversation thing too.

    ETA: And it's done - excellent service! :)
  17. cornishman

    cornishman Active Member

    How refreshing is that, being listened to I mean :D
    FredC likes this.
  18. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    Wonderfull, the XenForo Template Syntax looks very very nice and easy. (y)
  19. GodForum.com

    GodForum.com Well-Known Member

    Very refreshing ... it should be done with a voting system sticky listing what the members want next in order of priority. :)
  20. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

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