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  • Including Custom PHP in Modules.

    Including Custom PHP in Modules.

    We've created a new package that is intended to facilitate the replacement of custom PHP modules with custom Display Template modules. It also demonstrates how to create custom API functions in general. You will find this package attached below. Steps to replace a PHP module Module Edit the api/main.php file Find the customWidgetHtml function Copy your php code from the module into the function. Change the code to generate a string value instead of echoing content and set that to the $myhtml par...
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    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Fri 14 Aug '20, 11:53am.

  • Site Builder Frequently Asked Questions

    Site Builder Frequently Asked Questions

    Overview What is Site Builder? Site Builder is a tool that allows you to easily customize the look and feel of pages throughout your vBulletin site. Using Site Builder, you can customize existing pages or create new custom pages. How do I enable Site Builder? In order to enable Site Builder, you must have the "Can Use Site Builder Administrator" permission. If you have this permission, you can click the "Edit Site" toggle to the right of your user name on any page. Pages How ...
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  • Creating a Redirect Channel

    Creating a Redirect Channel

    In older versions of vBulletin, you could specify a URL to redirect a forum to another location. This could be on your site or elsewhere. With the release of vBulletin 5, this functionality was removed. You can recreate this functionality using Template Hooks. I will outline the steps to create a channel redirect here.

    Note: This functionality is not available on vBulletin Cloud at this time.
    This tutorial involves changing options, creating custom templates and building a temple hook. Allowi...
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  • Styles Editor

    Styles Editor

    Styles

    The Style tool allows you to select a pre-existing theme for use on your site and sets it as the default. It also allows you to apply CSS customizations to your site.

    Themes

    The Theme Selection tool will show all Styles installed in your vBulletin Site. Selecting one of the themes shown will provide a preview image and select it. If you decide that you do not like it, simply select a new theme. Your selection is saved when you click the Save Changes. All Themes vBulletin C...
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  • Site Builder Overview

    Site Builder Overview

    Introduction to Site Builder Site Builder allows you to build the community that you want. As the site administrator, you can edit existing pages and create new ones. This is done using a drag and drop interface so you can see your work as you build. All without logging in to the AdminCP. Site Builder deals with the outward facing portion of a site, the AdminCP controls the nuts and bolts of the system. The Site Builder allows an administrator to add various modules and configure optionsto every page on t...
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    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Fri 10 Jul '20, 1:03pm.

  • vBulletin 5 Database Tools

    vBulletin 5 Database Tools

    The vBulletin Database Tools are a series of command line scripts that allow you to quickly make modifications to your database in order to provide performance fixes and update them to UTF8 standards. IMPORTANT- These files must be run via the command line, either if you have local access to the server or ssh access. If you are on shared hosting your access may be limited. You may ask your host for ssh access. If they say it is not available ask if they will run the commands for you. These scri...
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    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Wed 6 May '20, 9:02am.

  • Installing Memcached for vBulletin

    Installing Memcached for vBulletin

    Note: Installing and using Memcached requires access to the command line and the ability to install software on your server. If you are using a Shared Hosting Package, then you may not have access to this capability. If you are in doubt, please contact your hosting provider. If you are running vBulletin in a Virtual Machine or on a Dedicated Server, you can improve performance with Memcached. This allows you to move some of the caching systems from vBulletin's database and into memory. On the s...
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    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Thu 1 Aug '19, 8:37am.

  • vBulletin 5 Database Best Practices

    vBulletin 5 Database Best Practices

    The database is the heart and soul of your vBulletin site. All content and user information is stored in the database. Protect the database and you protect your site. This document will go over the creation and usage of a MySQL database for the use of vBulletin 5 Connect. If you have shared hosting and are provided a web-based control panel like cPanel, you will need to access your hosting provider's documentation on how to carry out these operations. This document assumes a general familiarity with the command line operations of your Operating System. All commands listed assume that you are accessing your server via SSH. ...
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    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Wed 8 Apr '20, 8:06am.

  • vBulletin Password Handling

    vBulletin Password Handling

    Note: vBulletin Cloud sites cannot use custom password schemes at this time. The core security of your site is the User Password and how it is stored. In the beginning, vBulletin used a simple MD5 hash to represent the password. However as Floating Point Processors (i.e. GPU and ASICs) have become more powerful, this method proved to be risky and reduced security. If we significantly changed the password scheme, then users wouldn't be able to login and would need to change their passwords fir...
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    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Wed 16 Jan '19, 12:17pm.

  • Creating the Sitemap XML for your vBulletin

    Creating the Sitemap XML for your vBulletin

    The XML Sitemap specification allows search engines to index your site more efficiently. vBulletin 5 Connect can create the Sitemap automatically so you can submit it to your favorite search engines. Using the default path If you are using vBulletin Cloud, you must use this option. The default value for this is core/store_sitemap. Make sure the directory is CHMOD 0777 on your server. In the AdminCP, go to Settings -> Options -> XML Sitemap and set Enable Automatic Sitemap Generation to Yes. ...
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  • Including Custom PHP in Modules.
    by Wayne Luke
    We've created a new package that is intended to facilitate the replacement of custom PHP modules with custom Display Template modules. It also demonstrates how to create custom API functions in general. You will find this package attached below. Steps to replace a PHP module Module Edit the api/main.php file Find the customWidgetHtml function Copy your php code from the module into the function. Change the code to generate a string value instead of echoing content and set that to the $myhtml par...
    Mon 10 Aug '20, 2:05pm
  • Site Builder Frequently Asked Questions
    by Wayne Luke
    Overview What is Site Builder? Site Builder is a tool that allows you to easily customize the look and feel of pages throughout your vBulletin site. Using Site Builder, you can customize existing pages or create new custom pages. How do I enable Site Builder? In order to enable Site Builder, you must have the "Can Use Site Builder Administrator" permission. If you have this permission, you can click the "Edit Site" toggle to the right of your user name on any page. Pages How ...
    Wed 17 Jun '20, 12:29pm
  • Creating a Redirect Channel
    by Wayne Luke

    In older versions of vBulletin, you could specify a URL to redirect a forum to another location. This could be on your site or elsewhere. With the release of vBulletin 5, this functionality was removed. You can recreate this functionality using Template Hooks. I will outline the steps to create a channel redirect here.

    Note: This functionality is not available on vBulletin Cloud at this time.
    This tutorial involves changing options, creating custom templates and building a temple hook. Allowi...
    Wed 5 Feb '20, 6:09pm
  • Styles Editor
    by Wayne Luke

    Styles

    The Style tool allows you to select a pre-existing theme for use on your site and sets it as the default. It also allows you to apply CSS customizations to your site.

    Themes

    The Theme Selection tool will show all Styles installed in your vBulletin Site. Selecting one of the themes shown will provide a preview image and select it. If you decide that you do not like it, simply select a new theme. Your selection is saved when you click the Save Changes. All Themes vBulletin C...
    Tue 4 Feb '20, 4:34pm
  • Site Builder Overview
    by Wayne Luke
    Introduction to Site Builder Site Builder allows you to build the community that you want. As the site administrator, you can edit existing pages and create new ones. This is done using a drag and drop interface so you can see your work as you build. All without logging in to the AdminCP. Site Builder deals with the outward facing portion of a site, the AdminCP controls the nuts and bolts of the system. The Site Builder allows an administrator to add various modules and configure optionsto every page on t...
    Mon 3 Feb '20, 4:40pm
  • vBulletin 5 Database Tools
    by Wayne Luke
    The vBulletin Database Tools are a series of command line scripts that allow you to quickly make modifications to your database in order to provide performance fixes and update them to UTF8 standards. IMPORTANT- These files must be run via the command line, either if you have local access to the server or ssh access. If you are on shared hosting your access may be limited. You may ask your host for ssh access. If they say it is not available ask if they will run the commands for you. These scri...
    Mon 21 Oct '19, 9:29am

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