The move from vBulletin to XenForo as the main platform for Morrissey-solo is complete. While it may look similar, just about all site pages back to the last platform change in 2011 and all forum posts back to 1999 are affected, so this is a big undertaking.
While vBulletin was stable and working, it was not moving forward and was starting to break around the edges, this move is mainly to ensure the sustainability of the site for the future. As I was evaluating XenForo during this quiet time in the Morrissey world, I was impressed with the development team, design and the amount of support it has. I've worked to make sure things work 'pretty much the same' and major features of the previous site are supported. If you notice anything missing or have any issues/feedback regarding the changes, please post in this thread.
- New / modernized interface
- Responsive mobile/tablet support
- Regularly updated platform and active third party plugin support
- Twitter and Google login in addition to Facebook
- Optional Premium subscription (Support the site + ability to disable ads)
- New post like system - likes have been reset and are no longer anonymous. A post that gets a number of negative ratings will be hidden
- Add thread (event) to calendar
- Some settings were reset, please go through and verify preferences, privacy and signature formatting
- IOS Emojis in posts not supported currently
- Commas not supported in usernames. If you had a comma in your username it has been changed to a period. Let me know if you'd like to change it to something else
- Still working on some site optimizations, tweaks to continue as issues are raised. Some hardware configurations have also changed and in the process of being updated in the next several weeks.