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  • New Stylevars in 4.0.8

    New Stylevars in 4.0.8

    In vBulletin 4.0.8, considerable effort was put into the CSS and available stylevars to consolidate and reuse different stylevars across various systems. Here you will find a list of new stylevars in the system to help with this effort.

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    stylevar
    description
    data type
    ...
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  • Deprecated Stylevars

    Deprecated Stylevars

    This is a list of the stylevars that will be deprecated in the upcoming vBulletin 4.0.8 and 4.1.0 releases. This list is subject to change as the work is ongoing. Deprecated Stylevars Stylevar Replacement albumtop_background toolsmenu_background albumtop_border toolsmenu_border ...
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  • FAQ: How to install CMS in Root, Forums in subdirectory

    FAQ: How to install CMS in Root, Forums in subdirectory

    Have you been pulling out your hair trying to figure out how in the world to simply install the vBulletin Suite's CMS or "portal" page as your front page in the root directory (e.g. http://www.site.com ) and your forums in the forums directory? (e.g. http://www.site.com/forums/ ) Well, here's the How To guide, courtesy of me after trying to figure what all the confusing instructions in 48 different places meant. I've just done this clean install on a fresh site and it appears that it works......
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  • How To: Find a StyleVar (video version)

    How To: Find a StyleVar (video version)



    NOTE: If you have any specific queries regarding StyleVars you can't find, please post in the vBulletin Templates, Graphics & Styles forum....
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  • How To Patch Your Site

    How To Patch Your Site

    From time to time, it's necessary to issue a Security Patch (or Patch Level) release for vBulletin software. This differs from the normal upgrade routine so this short article will clarify exactly what needs to be done when we announce a Patch Level (PL) release. ...
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  • How To: Have the 'Remember me' Box Checked by Default

    How To: Have the 'Remember me' Box Checked by Default

    If you wish to have the 'Remember me' box checked by default in vB4, then edit the header template:

    Admin CP -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager -> Edit Templates -> header

    And change this:

    Code:
                         {vb:rawphrase remember_me}
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  • Center Your Logo in vBulletin 4

    Center Your Logo in vBulletin 4

    To center the vBulletin logo above, we would add the following to the additional.css template:

    Code:
    .logo-image {
    clear:both;
    display:block;
    float:none;
    text-align:center;
    }
    Some logos may need to then have some padding applied to them to move them down so they don't run into the Welcome tabs. You may add padding to the CSS above if you need to do this (change the padding in red as needed):

    Code:
    .logo-image {
    clear:both;
    display:block;
    float:none;
    te
    ...
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  • How to Create a Private Issue

    How to Create a Private Issue

    Issues you submit to us have two states: private and public. By default JIRAs are public, which means that everyone who has access to the bug tracker can read it. This includes all the information in
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  • How to Watch an Issue

    How to Watch an Issue

    Like threads on a forum, you donít need to comment on a bug or issue to keep track of it. You can subscribe to the JIRA and get updates on your dashboard whenever a comment is left or a status change
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  • Attaching Files and Screenshots to an Existing Issue

    Attaching Files and Screenshots to an Existing Issue

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    Attaching an image (or screenshot) to an existing report is almost as easy as leaving a comment on a JIRA. Be sure you have the correct JIRA number before entering it in to the
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  • vBulletin 5 Database Best Practices
    by Wayne Luke
    This is part of a best practices series to manage your vBulletin installation. 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
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    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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    by Wayne Luke
    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. ...
    Sat 27th Oct '18, 12:18pm
  • Installing Memcached for vBulletin
    by Wayne Luke
    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...
    Sat 27th Oct '18, 12:00pm
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    by Wayne Luke
    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...
    Sat 27th Oct '18, 11:45am
  • Third-Party Logins: Twitter
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    You will need to use an existing twitter account in order to use this functionality.

    Create an app using your twitter account

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    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
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