I'm looking at purchasing a xenForo license. I'm wanting to build a community site, where the primary focus is the forums, but I'd also like a portal page where various widgets can be placed as well as having the ability to "promote" forum posts as front-page news.
Similar to these two sites:
Is that feature built into xenForo or does a portal such as that require an addon? If so, which would you recommend for the greatest flexibility?