XenForo Insights

Our webinar series in collaboration with Audentio

Let's get together and talk about XenForo

From technical aspects to high level discussions on community, we'll be conducting occasional webinars to support the community and have various speakers join to share their perspective.

Get involved by letting us know you would like to join live, suggest a question or topic, or watch past episodes here.

Next Episode:

Communicating with your users

Communities can not thrive unless the leadership communicates with and fosters the users.

Join us on June 24 to learn about best practices, pitfalls to avoid and to get some new ideas for engagement to help your community grow and remain healthy.

Join us live on the day with the following details:

Zoom, Webinar ID: 991 5543 5434, https://zoom.us/j/99155435434

Episode 6

All Things Add-on

In Episode 6, we delve deep into the ecosystem of XenForo add-ons.

Beginning with a general overview of what add-ons are, how they work and why they are great, we move on to a live demo of producing an add-on from Kier as part of the Building with XenForo 2 video series.

Talking points around add-ons follow, before we talk about the recent release of XenForo 2.2.5, the CAPTCHA changes it brings with it and how to approach a XenForo one-click upgrade.

Episode 5

Community management, part 2

Episode 5 sees the continuation of the community management topic we started with Episode 4.

Beginning with a recap, we moved on to some demos of various community management features including a look at the discourager, XenForo's answer to persistent troublemakers.

Rounding off with talking points and Q&A, this is another must-see for existing or would-be community managers.

Episode 4

Community management, part 1

Community management. It's a huge and multi-faceted subject.

How should you recruit staff for your community? How should they deal with problematic content and users? What can be done about visitors who just want to watch the world burn?

Why should your staff behave differently from moderators on huge social networks?

Episode 4 touched upon all of these topics and more, and ran out of time before we could cover everything we wanted to, so Episode 5 will continue where we left off...

Episode 3

Monetization: Generating revenue from your XenForo community

Your community may already be a priceless resource, but have you considered ways in which it can directly generate revenue?

Of course, you're probably thinking about running advertizing, but did you know that XenForo has extensive tools to build a paywall around content?

In XenForo Insights Episode 3, we discussed this and other related topics with the help of community strategist Alex Blake.

Episode 2

Moving to XenForo: Migrating from Other Software, and Upgrading

For episode 2, we covered the topic of migration, both from another community software system (importing) and, to a lesser extent, from an earlier version of XenForo (upgrading).

This time around, we used a more informal, round-table discussion format as we delved into the intricacies of how to achieve a successful result while avoiding any of the pitfalls along the way.

We also welcomed our first guest panelist, Stuart Wright of AVForums.

Episode 1

First Admin Tasks and Getting off the Ground

In our first episode, Kier from XenForo discussed the very first steps a new administrator should make after the software installation is complete.

Starting with a look at the Admin Control Panel user interface, he went on to look at a collection of options that need attention before your community can be unveiled to the public.

To follow, Mike from Audentio talked about some of the other tasks and challenges involved in getting off the ground, like where to find help and how to set up private access to specific forums.

The episode concluded with a Q&A session with the live attendees, with questions including whether or not forums remain relevant in today's Internet environment.

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