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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 is the newest innovation in vBulletin’s line of site management products. It allows an administrator user, with the correct permissions, to change and edit the content and look of their site without logging in to the AdminCP. Where 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 functionalities, dictate what they do, and where they’re place...
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    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Wed 5th Feb '20, 7:57pm.

  • 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 6th 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 1st 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 8th 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 16th 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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  • Using Tools.php

    Using Tools.php

    Within your vBulletin Download Package, we provide a file called tools.php, this file isn't uploaded to the server by default as it is considered to be a significant security risk. However, there are times when you need to change specific settings and aren't able to access your AdminCP directly. Uploading to the Server It is recommended that tools.php is installed in the /core/install directory. To do this, follow the steps below: Connect to your server with your favorite SFTP or SCP client. In you...
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  • Third-Party Logins: Twitter

    Third-Party Logins: Twitter

    You will need to use an existing twitter account in order to use this functionality.

    Create an app using your twitter account

    In your browser go to https://apps.twitter.com/app/new

    Check App Settings

    Go to the application settings (e.g. https://apps.twitter.com/app/12345/settings where 12345 references the app created in step 2. You can access the settings by going to the list of
    your apps (https://apps.twitter.com), clicking on the app link, then clicking...
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  • 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 5th 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 4th Feb '20, 4:34pm
  • Site Builder Overview
    by Wayne Luke
    Introduction to Site Builder Site Builder is the newest innovation in vBulletin’s line of site management products. It allows an administrator user, with the correct permissions, to change and edit the content and look of their site without logging in to the AdminCP. Where 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 functionalities, dictate what they do, and where they’re place...
    Mon 3rd 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 21st Oct '19, 9:29am
  • vBulletin 5 Database Best Practices
    by Wayne Luke
    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. ...
    Wed 31st Oct '18, 7:18am
  • vBulletin Password Handling
    by Wayne Luke
    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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