Discussion

Community is built on the ability to share content and discuss it. XenForo does that better than most.

Forums - shared discussion

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The primary application of XenForo is the forum system, allowing your visitors to create and reply to threads of discussion.

Site structure

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Create a tree of categories and forums within which your visitors can discuss relevant topics. Set permissions and controls depending on the area of the site in which discussions are located.

Powerful content authoring tools

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In addition to a friendly what-you-see-is-what-you-get text editor, XenForo allows file attachments to be dragged into place, images to be precisely edited and located, links to be unfurled for a useful preview, and media to be embedded.

In the right hands, XenForo posts can be full fledged articles.

Custom reactions

The ability to 'like' content has become ubiquitous, so XenForo goes further with the ability to define a complete range of reactions, weighted with a positive or negative reaction score, so you can get a handle of the best quality content on your site.

Watched content

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Users may 'watch' discussions or entire forums and opt to receive email or on-site notifications when discussions receive additional responses.

Bookmarking

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Bookmarks allow content to be marked for easy retrieval later.

Staff utilities

XenForo provides extensive moderation tools to allow a team of staff to deal with problematic content whenever it arises, including on-page editing tools, a content publishing queue, a central reporting interface and the ability to send automated warnings to troublemakers.

Conversations - direct messaging

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Almost the entire gamut of the functionality available for discussion in forums is also available for users to send messages directly to one another or to groups of users.

Group conversations

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In addition to simple user-to-user messaging, XenForo conversation support direct messaging between groups of users, allowing for rich interaction and teamwork.

Invite more users to chat

The XenForo conversation system allows participants to invite additional users to the discussion, with or without visibility of the entirety of the discussion up to the point at which they join.

Opt-out whenever

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Recipients of conversation messages may leave discussions at any time or mute notifications.

Star conversations

Individual conversations can be 'starred', allowing the list of conversations to be filtered down to show only starred items for easy recovery of important discussions.