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Considering a change from vBulletin to Xenforo

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by Amin Sabet, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    I've been trying out Xenforo forum software and think it offers a lot of advantages over our current vBulletin software:
    -It's cleaner looking
    -Probably more secure
    -Less bloated
    -Much easier to upload photos
    -Better mobile experience

    Eventually I think I'd like to change TalkEmount.com over to Xenforo. None of the content would be lost. No one would have to register again. All the photos in the threads would still be there.

    If you'd like to try out the software in advance and have give some suggestions about how to customize it to fit our needs, please check out the test board I've setup at www.aminsabet.com.
  2. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    Hopefully it will fix my Tapatalk you've been banned issue!
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    It almost certainly would do that!
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    If it makes your life easier, go for it. I'll still be here.
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  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Thanks, Dave. The easiest thing for me would be to leave things alone, but I think the transition to Xenforo will make the site better for everyone.
  6. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Xenforo is much better, IMO. I think it would be a big upgrade.
  7. NullMind

    NullMind TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 17, 2015
    I've done that in the past (picked xenforo over vb) and always endup regretting it, xenforo looks and sounds great but the amount of flexibility and plugability of vb is unmatched, you always endup wishing you could do something with xenforo that you later find you cannot.
  8. teddoman

    teddoman TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 18, 2014
    Out of curiousity, is there a way to have a universal login for all of your forums? Or maybe I just need to figure out how to autosave my forum login.
  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Interesting! I've been reading a lot of switching stories, and I haven't heard that take before.

    Unfortunately there is not a way that I have been able to find / implement (other than to combine the sites).
  10. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    No experience with Xenforo and personally I haven't faced any issues with the current forum software but as Dave said, if it makes your job easier, then go for it - I'll still be here too ;)
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  11. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    I have no plans to leave. I like all you guys.
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  12. mikefromli

    mikefromli TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 29, 2014
    Long Island, NY USA
    Would tapatalk still work I have most of t boards I visit on here
  13. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    See below...