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Why did BHW move to XenForo?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SilverKnight, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. SilverKnight

    SilverKnight Power Member

    May 31, 2011
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    Is XenForo better than vBulletin? In what aspects? The layout didn't change much, was it because the admins didn't want it to? Would it be advised to move from vB to XenForo?

    I have a vB forum that I manage and my client wants a more 'beautiful' site and mobile friendly. Currently the theme on vB is non-responsive. And I do think that using XenForo is somewhat better and easier than using a vB. So I am just wondering if I should try to make the current vB beautiful for the client or if I should have the site moved to XenForo. When I say beautiful, I mean something like forums.macrumors.com. That site is perhaps one of the most beautiful forums I've seen, so I am thinking about copying that (including the theme - what theme is it btw?).

    Most importantly, how much of a 'techie' are you supposed to be to move the site from vB to XenForo?
  2. elavmunretea

    elavmunretea Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    May 14, 2016
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    I don't know WHY they upgraded, but I know that there are moe spam controls, backend options etc.
  3. davids355

    davids355 Moderator-In-Training Jr. VIP

    Apr 25, 2011
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    Don't know why either, I don't think it was related to design as it was purposefully kept very similar in design, or so it seemed.

    Maybe there are more features? Or maybe it's faster or more scalable.