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Feedback XenForo 2.1 Add-on Recommendations

Cammeh

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As I've mentioned a few times, our conversion to XenForo 2.1 is right around the corner. I figured it would be good to create a topic where members of our community could recommend add-ons that they would like to see on FP, or just add-ons that they know would be beneficial to our community.

Seriously guys, don't be afraid to just take a look around the web and see if there is any add-on in particular that you'd like to see on FP.

Here are some good places to look:
Just make sure you're looking to at XenForo 2 add-ons.

Thanks guys!
 

Empire

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I say have the main plugins that FP users right now. Or if it's not support for 2.1 then find something or get it made/updated to support for 2.1. As long as the major things are moved over like FP$ and badges/ranks and whatnot.

I think we should not have to many, otherwise it gets overpowered. And also to mention that might be idea to upgrade to 2.1 and then see from there to see what's working and what's not and then if to see is an good idea to add more plugins.
 

Cammeh

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I say have the main plugins that FP users right now. Or if it's not support for 2.1 then find something or get it made/updated to support for 2.1. As long as the major things are moved over like FP$ and badges/ranks and whatnot.

I think we should not have to many, otherwise it gets overpowered. And also to mention that might be idea to upgrade to 2.1 and then see from there to see what's working and what's not and then if to see is an good idea to add more plugins.
Unfortunately, the majority of the add-ons that FP had weren't upgraded to XF2. We had to seek out alternatives.

Paid or non-paid?
Both of course. 99% of add-ons are paid when it comes to XenForo nowadays. :p
 

John

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Why Don't you guys move to IPB/MyBB/WolfLab?
I would personally love to see FP on MyBB. Nothing would be better than MyBB's uncrackable ACP against FP's banned memberbase.
 

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Idk if you meant it as a sarcasm or seriously lol?
MyBB's ACP is an odd-ball.

It largely relies on it's login page for security and otherwise doesn't particularly care about it, although they do fix it when people push patches.

There have been several RCEs in there, a nasty one to do with XML where someone uploaded a virus and the script which checks for updates in all installs within a certain time window got attacked, and quite a few XSS vulnerabilities found by Lunorian (if I recall).

MyBB is probably more secure than XenForo though which hasn't received any real scrutiny from the open source community.

If I recall, one of Carlos' members casually found a XSS exploit in 2.0 just by using the software. While vulnerabilities do turn up from time to time, it shouldn't be so common that this happens by accident on a random site, especially not in 2019 in a $17 million dollar product.

It would imply that it didn't have any sort of penetration testing before being shipped.

The plugins at MyBB do tend to be a horror-fest though, casually flicking through random plugins in the mods site exposes dozens of zero days which can be used to dump someone's database.

This is in large part because MyBB doesn't use a query builder and thus isn't secure by default but instead requires developers to carefully go over every possible input / query. It remains to be seen how many major projects are truly secure though.
 
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Cammeh

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I've purchased access to Andy's collection of add-ons here: https://www.xf2addons.com/resources/

I'd especially encourage you guys to check that out and see if there is anything of interest to you, since we have access to every add-on on there. This site doesn't feature super complex add-ons, but it has just about all of the essentials, like Change Author, Similar Threads, etc.

Any and all suggestions are always welcome though!
 

Empire

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There are allot of helpful plugins that I would use if I was an admin for the back-end of things. Like auto delete with prefix, then again auto move with prefix. Improved reactions I like to see, same how it is now but different icons lol Then Lazy load, simple but it makes the site boosted up in speed times rather then taken each client to load up images and whatnot.
 

Jordan

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I'd encourage only having a select few add-ons. Right now FP has way to many, a lot for aesthetics reasons which we particularly don't need. A few core add-ons which is a must for FP would be the credits add-on. Other then that, should be asking yourself: Does FP really need this add-on?