My new forum its running Wordpress + Xenforo and Xenforo bridge!

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  1. Soulwatcher

    Soulwatcher Regular Member

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    Explore Downriver is my new forum, its a local community about Downriver Michigan. It's running Wordpress on the front end and its running Xenforo and Xenforo bridge on the back end. It's brand new and there is not a lot of content yet. But I have a 3 year plan for this website. Hopefully it takes off.

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    Looking good. For a minute there, I clicked the link and didn't read your whole post, I thought it was vbulletin 5.

    In any case that's a good start.
     
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    it's just a temporary skin until I can get more money. I have already spent at least $300 on the website. I need to buy a new digital camera before I can buy a skin. I am running out of pictures for the blog.

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    What exactly does the bridge do?

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    The bridge makes wordpress and Xenforo communicate. So if some one signs up to the forum or wordpress they are a member on both wordpress and Xenforo. Users are handled by Xenforo. And if I make a post on the blog it leaves a link to the forum and it makes a post with a snip-it of the information in the forum with a link leading to the blog. Some wordpress plugins dint work with it and 1 Xenforo plugin didn't work with it.

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    Ok. Thanks for the info.

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    I finally have my new forum skin installed, I think you may recognize the skin lol. :laugh:

    Greg
     
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    Well $180 later and I have my skin and wordpress pluging's, crappy part is the website now has $140 of subscriptions per year!

    Greg
     
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    Mobile theme looks good only problem is that you cant switch to desktop view.
     
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    looks pretty swell i found myself looking over it for a bit after my first glance makes me wanna visit id have to say.
     
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    Its because I have desktop view disabled for mobile view. I can turn it on, do you think I should turn it on?

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    Yes because iPad is seen as mobile device and it can also show the desktop version.
     
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    I have enabled desktop view on the mobile website.

    Greg
     
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    Thanks that is better now i can see full site on iPad.
     
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    I just spent 15 hours updating my website yesterday because wordpress and Xenforo never wanted to play nice with each other. So I dropped wordpress and bought brogans portal and converted wordpress posts into xenforo posts and then I converted the wordpress photo gallery to and xenforo gallery and set up redirects . It was a pain in the rear end it the end result was well worth it. Have a look and let me know what you think.

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