Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by macara, Jun 18, 2013.
Which is better, XenPorta or Simple Portal?
I don't think its a matter of which is better because both are very different from each other.
XenPorta is good if you want to full customizable portal for your forum.
Simple Portal is good if you want to just have news on the homepage.
It's what really works best for you should be the factoring choice. Me personally I prefer Simple Portal but everyone has their needs and each product serves it's specific purpose so it's really what will work best for you.
SimplePortal doesn't include a widget/block system, because we don't want to introduce just another block/widget system.
If you want widgets => [bd] Widget Framework is a superb addon!
You can use it, to add widgets on the portal pages
Thanks a lot for you all.
Thanks a lot, the Simple Portal is what I need. Can I use the RecentSlider or any another slider?
I am interested in a slider too.
Xenporta has little or no support although there always seems to be vigorous posting on its thread, which \i think is users helping each other. Many sites get very good results using it.
Simple Portal is efficiently and pleasantly supported by @ExtraLicense. There has been a lot of response to what users want and that looks set to continue. The addon clearly has a pragmatic and flexible approach, eg working with the Widgets addon.
Conclusion if you are knowledgeable as a tweaker of code, and you like the look of Xenporta's features on its user sites, try it. If you have little knowledge of code, and see support as an essential security, use Simple Portal.
A third possibility is Xenzine Articles, which presents article pages (with linked discussions like the RM)with an attractive display of graphics per article on its listings pages. It has Top Articles, and Recent Articles, Categories, and can work with sidebar Widgets. It does not yet have a homepage design but this is clearly on the way.
Let us know what you decide on and how it works out for you.
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