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Xenforo Migration Thread

Discussion in 'Forum Software Tips and Tricks' started by CJ, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    I won't go into too much detail about why I moved off of vBulletin. The short answer is vBulletin 4 was getting old. There was no immediate sunset announced but they a not going to support it forever, especially when vBulletin 5 has been out for years.

    After trying vBulletin 5 for five days it was clear it wasn't going to work long term. At that point I had to roll-back to vBulletin 4 and lose five days of posts. I had researched Xenforo before upgrading to vBulletin 5 so I decided to just rip the bandaid off and migrate. Apologies for the whiplash but we should be stable for a good while now.

    Xenforo is a newer forum app. It is much faster than vBulletin and it was written from scratch more recently so the code is not a spaghetti mess.

    Post any questions or issues you have in this thread.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Bon Vivant Top Poster

    Is the X silent or pronounced like a Z? ;)
     
  3. Dustin B

    Dustin B Active Member War Zone Member

    From your reading what's the preferred mobile app?
     
  4. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Well-Known Member

    So far it's working well for me (much better than VB5)

    The New Posts works exactly as the old VB4 did. Need to subscribe to a few threads and see how email notifications work. The mobile web version is better than VB5s was as well. Overall I like it enough that I'm thinking of looking at moving a forum I administer (for my homebrew club) to it because we're using an Out Of Service version of phpbb and it kinda sucks.

    How are the admin tools? Can you send emails out to members of different groups, setup different members to groups with titles (I see @Mike has Bon Vivant, etc) and that sort of thing?
     
  5. Bent

    Bent Active Member War Zone Member

    corp firewall prevented me from posting to VB, this one...
     
  6. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    It works REALLY well with a mobile browser in my experience.
    The email notifications are WAY better. The formatting of the emails is really nice. The admin panel is a bit of a learning curve but it is really useful. Yes, I can do custom titles and yes, @Chris Smith you can tag people.
     
  7. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Seriously? Weird. I would think they would be blocking at the IP level. So you can get to this one is what you're saying.
     
  8. Bent

    Bent Active Member War Zone Member

    I can reply on this one.
    previously, I could start a thread on VB, but our security software gave me a "forbidden" message when I tried to reply in a thread.

    I can do either hear (at the moment)
     
  9. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Well-Known Member

    I think you might have a DNS or configuration issue:

    hometheaterlounge.com works
    www.hometheaterlounge.com doesn't and shows like an index of files on the webserver
     
  10. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Its not DNS, I've been struggling with .htaccess all damn day. And its a bitch trying to fix when your browser cache won't clear and you don't know if you fixed it or not.
     
  11. Bent

    Bent Active Member War Zone Member

    right now, the rest of the forum is missing... I can only find this thread by using my browser history
     
  12. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Clear your browser history.
     
  13. Bent

    Bent Active Member War Zone Member

    Nope, didn't work
    Google chorme
     
  14. Bent

    Bent Active Member War Zone Member

    Nvrmnd - corp security software again, it works fine with iphone
     
  15. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Crap man... It's working for two different browsers for me. Can you try your mobile quick?
     
  16. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Mmmm, I changed a couple things too, for SEO. Don't be surprised if it works again later. But it could be your security software.
     
  17. Bent

    Bent Active Member War Zone Member

    Im here through corp server with explorer on this reply.
     
  18. Bent

    Bent Active Member War Zone Member

    Im here through corp server with chrome on this reply.
     
  19. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Yeah, your other browser has a cookie or cache issue then.
     
  20. Bent

    Bent Active Member War Zone Member

    however, I can't get back to the home page from this thread on Chrome via corp service.
    I'll try tonight from home.
     

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