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Discussion in 'Forum software usage' started by Jimmy, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. Jimmy

    Jimmy Well-Known Member

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    Was playing around with Xenforo today and it's really nice. Love the options available. Xenforo has some options which I normally would have to purchase using IPB.

    Thinking of starting another forum which will be more focused on being a forum versus being a CMS. I think I'm going to renew my Xenforo license and buy a few add-ons. We'll see how it goes.
     
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    Like?

    I thought Invision had more free options like Elastic e.t.c that you must pay at Xenforo.....
     
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    Jimmy Well-Known Member

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    I haven't created a list of what IPB has and Xenforo doesn't or vice versa.

    If I want to sell anything on IPB you need to buy commerce which is free with Xenforo.

    I need to buy radical tags plugin to get what Xenforo offers for prefixes built in.

    At this point, I just started playing around with Xenforo. But I see some options which are important missing from IPB and included in Xenforo.

    Neither one is ever going to be perfect. There are always pluses and minuses.
     
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    Jimmy Well-Known Member

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    One of the biggest things for me is that most of IPBs templates suck. That has been a huge sticking point for me vs. Xenforo which has some nice templates. Added, it appears that Xenforo has some logic with their templates. IPBs templates are horrible - each template is a little piece of something. I almost have to make a map of what each template is. There are tons of threads on the IPB forum about the IPB template system. I haven't dug into Xenforo template system, but it appeared to be logical vs. IPBs.
     
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    Jimmy Well-Known Member

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    There are some pretty nice add-ons for Xenforo. I'm at about $400 all in for the new site. Not too bad. Would be a lot cheaper, but the copyright removal on 2 of the add-ons are $75 a piece.
     
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