Servicing larger forums (1,000,000+ post)

Mar 03

Servicing larger forums (1,000,000+ post)

The forum industry has had some dramatic changes over the last 5 years and with those changes I’ve had to adjust what I offer on my business pages. When I started up Sheley Enterprises in ‘07 it was a thriving marketplace full of life and energy. Since then one disastrous change happen, vbulletin the script I’d mainly supported, was bought out by a mega corporation called Internet Brands. Right away some of the top developers left and actually started up their own framework called xenForo. Shortly there after we saw several high profile positions drop off and the code base suffered badly. Long story short, I now support xenforo installed and upgrades. I’ve gotten a great deal of work over the years largely part to my google rankings. Many of those clients have been back time and time again for more work. I’ve been very fortunate in that aspect, having very few “clients from hell”. Lately I’ve been picking up more and more big boards, or forums with more than 1,000,000 post on them. Recently I’ve worked on a vb upgrade with a 1.3 million post site. A conversion from ipb hosted to vbulletin with a  1.9 million post site. That site also had a gallery mod and many integrated scripts, all were converted over. I had a 1.1 million vb upgrade before that as well. I have a lot of client sites that I need to post. Hopefully I’ll get those up soon. I like working on larger sites for the challenge and maturity of the site owners. I recently had this contractor find me wanting me to do vb 3 > 4 upgrades and move the site to a new host for $20. Needless to say, his emails go to spam now. I’ve been doing a little work on this blog behind the scenes, I may change this style up and at the very least I’m going to setup a mobile theme because the site currently fails googles mobile...

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vBulletin to xenForo – Good-Game.us!

Jul 17

vBulletin to xenForo – Good-Game.us!

Good-Game.us was a conversion I did a while back but never listed. This was a long time vBulletin customer that was tired of the bugs and spam on his vBulletin forum and he was interested in changing. Of course I recommended xenforo because of the clean coding and excellent user interface. We imported all of his post, threads and users into a fresh xenforo install and then we began cleaning up the 1,000’s of spam post all over his site. We finished off the style to match their previous look and the members...

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bachchatforum – updated xenforo – installed mods

May 10

bachchatforum – updated xenforo – installed mods

This was one of my first xenforo clients.   setup xenforo plugins moved forum into the root directory suggested mods to client online consulting

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couponerswanted – removed old vbulletin site, installed xenforo

Apr 27

couponerswanted – removed old vbulletin site, installed xenforo

This was a past vBulletin client that I’ve helped for years and they wanted to remove everything and start off fresh with xenforo. removed old vBulletin forums installed new xenforo forums moved forum to new smaller host configured new host for new forum installed the required services for the xenforo forum to...

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big10sportsnation – cleaned infected site

Mar 29

big10sportsnation – cleaned infected site

This client had a few sites that needed cleaned up. cleaned infected vBulletin files on the main site cleaned 2 other sites in the network

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1anglico – upgraded vBulletin

Feb 06

1anglico – upgraded vBulletin

This site had a few issues, or rather the hosting did. upgraded to the latest vBulletin 3.x consulting on moving host consulting on upgrading to the latest vbulletin...

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