Xenforo?

Discussion in 'The Site' started by Jamezinho, 18 September 2014.

  1. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    I remember some time ago there was talk of possibly migrating Evo-Web to Xenforo. Is this still on the cards?

    A couple of my favourite forums are powered by Xenforo and I really enjoy the look and features of those sites. Things like being able to rate posts (like, agree, thanks, etc...), alerts, and tagging other members in posts.

    I don't know if vBulletin offers these features and to be honest, Evo-Web is just fine as it is, but I've been here eleven years and the place has hardly changed! Nice in a way but a refresh would be cool.
     
  2. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    NYC
    Darlington FC
    I've still been keeping track of XenForo and like it a lot. I did try it out once a few years back and got negative reviews on here and haven't revisited it since. A refresh is long overdue so maybe I should revisit it and at least trial it again.

    VBulletin has also advanced so I'm sure some of that functionality is available in that too but I prefer XenForo's approach and clean way of being written that would make maintenance easier too.

    I'll look into it anyway. Always happy to hear suggestions. Also I'm pretty sure you're the one that always pops up whenever we've mentioned refreshes in the past as a voice of positivity, good work. :)
     
  3. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Thanks for the info Mart.

    Yes, I'm always in favour of, and will support, any possible overhaul of the site.
     
  4. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    Lets do it!
     
  5. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    NYC
    Darlington FC
    Here's a quick beta - nothing done to amend the look and feel aside from a change of typeface so if possible please focus on the functionality.

    https://www.evo-web.co.uk/foro

    There's a forum in there for feedback. Your user credentials should match those you use on here - all users were imported last night.

    Don't fear change. ;)
     
  6. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Cool. I'll give it a look.
     
  7. sauce

    sauce Warriors

    20 September 2005
    Chatbox, Brazil
    Cruzeiro
    This has a chatbox right?
     
  8. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    NYC
    Darlington FC
  9. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    No option for a dark skin? Far too much empty space and the white is too blinding.
     
  10. reus11

    reus11 Premier League

    20 June 2013
    Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Some darker skin would be nice, I agree.
     
  11. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    La Manga Del Mar Menor, Spain.
    Sheffield Wednesday
    Messages: 14,824!
     
  12. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    NYC
    Darlington FC
    Thanks, guys, I agree. Look and feel to follow. See here: https://www.evo-web.co.uk/foro/index.php?threads/stuff-to-do.73992/


    You see. And now the size of the database is explained. ;)
     
  13. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    La Manga Del Mar Menor, Spain.
    Sheffield Wednesday
    You should definitely be charging me an annual fee ;)
     
  14. _anderson

    _anderson Retired Fanboy

    31 May 2007
    Porto, Portugal
    F.C.Porto
    Defo a chance for a dark theme :)
     
  15. brunnoce

    brunnoce World Cup Winner

    29 July 2003
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Cruzeiro
    liked it!
     
  16. Sho9_6

    Sho9_6 Dicen que nunca se rinde

    22 January 2014
    Austria, Salzburg
    FC Sevilla
    I like it!
     
  17. Daniel_Juve

    Daniel_Juve kitmaker

    29 November 2011
    Juventus, Genoa, Gladbach
    Looks nice, the chatbox is really handy and the whole structure looks better!

    Only input I'd say is this needs a dark theme though I know Mart already cleared this part. ;)

    When will this move take place?!
     
    Last edited: 10 October 2014
  18. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    I don't like it. Much prefer Evo Web as it is now.
     
  19. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    I like it but then I'm already sold on Xenforo. The forums look cleaner and work brilliantly on a phone without the need for Tapatalk. I like all the features of Xenforo.
     
  20. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    NYC
    Darlington FC
    What in particular do you prefer though? Anything constructive is appreciated!
     
  21. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    [​IMG]

    That is what everyone else is seeing, right?
     
    Last edited: 11 October 2014
  22. geeeeee

    geeeeee Console not PC! Mods & patches mean nothing to me!

    2 May 2010
    London
    Tottenham Hotspur
    To begin with I wasn't too keen on the main index screen thinking I prefer the solid look of evo-web with the 'box like' index. But once I went into a thread, I actually liked it. I quite like the font and the peachy colours. So yes I think it looks ok.

    As long as you keep the ...:SNACK: :shiver::BOUNCE: smileys :APPLAUD:
     
  23. Zakov

    Zakov Championship

    13 June 2004
    Chelsea
    I think with a few color scheme/font changes it would look great.

    As a web developer myself(mainly used Buddypress/phpbb3/ipb) I think this is the right move forward with the responsive design and the better web optimizations Xenforo brings.

    But I reckon it will take time for people to get used to the look and definitely some(including me) may miss the current evo-web look when it gets phased out.
     
  24. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Perhaps retaining the current Evo-Web colour scheme would be a good idea for continuity and familiarity.

    On the other hand I've been a long-time member of AVForums which regularly undergoes changes to the look and usability of the site, including going from vBulletin to Xenforo. Plenty of people moan when changes are made (myself included) but after a week or two nobody cares. It's the members and quality of discussion that keeps people coming back, not the way the site looks. Evo-Web has no worries in this regard.
     
  25. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Sydney
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    True. As much as I'll really miss this, it's time for a change to freshen things up.

    Time for our virtual home to get a renovation :)
     
  26. amineken22

    amineken22 *****

    9 November 2010
    I like it a lot, a very pleasant surprise. I didn't know we were going for Xenforo. It's for the best, I think... the visual aspects are better and so is the functionality.

    I do have one complain though: as already mentioned the color scheme is a bit too bright, so, keep the current one would be great indeed (it also keeps things a little bit more familiar). Ohh, look I'm a bit nostalgic already :P

    Looking forward to the final move. Cheers!
     
  27. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :)

    21 June 2007
    same here.

    and if majority agrees, make it in evo web classic colors, that is blue + darker white / grey bacground, that is: #F2F2F2
     
    Last edited: 11 October 2014
  28. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    I like it very much, perhaps in the current colors, but it isn't really an issue for me...thanks Mart.
     
  29. Shollym PESerbia

    Shollym PESerbia 8th year of the patch

    9 August 2007
    The land of champions
    Boca Barça Inter MUTD PFC
    can you add "Thanks" option for posts?
     
  30. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    La Manga Del Mar Menor, Spain.
    Sheffield Wednesday
    I hate change so it's pointless voicing my opinion! :)
     

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