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  • vB5 How To: Add a signature divider

    vB5 How To: Add a signature divider

    AS OF 5.1.3 THIS IS NO LONGER REQUIRED, SIGS HAVE A DIVIDING LINE BY DEFAULT

    By default, vB5's signatures do not have a dividing line to separate them from the post they are under.

    On longer posts this can make it difficult for users to distinguish where the post ends and the signature starts.

    To add a dividing line that matches the general styling, add this to the template css_additional.css:
    :
    .post-signature {
        border-top: 1px dotted {vb:stylevar
    ...
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    Last edited by Mark.B; Sat 18th Oct '14, 1:06am.

  • vB5 How To: Add forum names into Today's Posts / New Topics

    vB5 How To: Add forum names into Today's Posts / New Topics

    One major thing that has been missing in vB5, has been the name of the forum in the Today's Posts / New Posts results. You are told the name of the topic, who started it, when it was started, who made the most recent post, etc...but you are not told what forum it's in.

    For many, this is essential, as they only want to read threads in forums they are interested in.

    Well, here's how to add this back in.

    First, add this to the template css_additional.css
    ...
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  • vB5 How To: Allow pinch and zoom on mobile devices

    vB5 How To: Allow pinch and zoom on mobile devices

    To make the vB5 default style "zoomable" on mobile devices:

    Find this in the header template:
    :
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, minimum-scale=1, maximum-scale=1" />
    Change the "maximum-scale" value to a higher number, such as 3:
    :
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, minimum-scale=1, maximum-scale=3" />
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  • Recovering a hacked vBulletin Site

    Recovering a hacked vBulletin Site

    Symptoms

    Having your site hacked is something no owner wants to experience due to the fact it takes quite a bit of effort to fix, often times requiring payment to a experienced third-party when a owner feels inundated by the sheer amount of work required to troubleshoot and remedy the situation.
    • Site has been defaced - This is the most blatant form of hacking where your sites pages have been replaced with a very disruptive and sometimes rude message from the hacker themselves.
    ...
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  • PostRelease for vBulletin Installation Guide

    PostRelease for vBulletin Installation Guide

    PostRelease is a content marketing platform allows brands to broadcast their content into as sponsored posts on relevant websites, forums and blogs. PostRelease allows your forum to generate revenue from major brands that are looking to engage readers with quality content rather than interrupt them with ads. Thousands of forums are already a part of the network and generating revenue with PostRelease. The PostRelease system for vBulletin is a vBulletin-approved plugin that manages the placement o...
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  • Can I change the group permissions for the doublepost feature?

    Can I change the group permissions for the doublepost feature?

    Like the 'Who Read a Thread' feature, usergroup permissions for the doublepost feature will override individual user permissions. You can disable the feature for a whole group through the AdminCP. As always, start by logging in.



    When you've done this, click on the 'Usegroup Manager' beneath the 'Usegroups' header. This will open a new form to the right with a list of your usergroups.

    Select the usegroup you want to modify and click on the 'Go' button...
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  • How do I give a user permission to see the Who Read a Thread feature?

    How do I give a user permission to see the Who Read a Thread feature?

    As we've mentioned in other articles, turning on the 'Who Read a Thread' feature does not guarantee that a user will have the permissions to view this feature. The user must be in a usergroup that has the permissions to see the feature. You can give a usergroup these permissions by logging in to the AdminCP.

    When you've done this, click on the 'Usegroup Manager' beneath the 'Usegroups' header. This will open a new form to the right with a list of your usergroups. ...
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  • How do I change the space between the doubleposts?

    How do I change the space between the doubleposts?

    As you’ve noticed, there is a spacer between merged posts. You can change how this spacer looks and what it says in the AdminCP. After logging in, click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Message Posting Doublepost Options’ option before clicking the ‘Edit Setting’ button.

    The last three options in the form are the ones you’ll use to change how the spacer looks. The first one can be found under the ‘...
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  • How do I turn off the Guest IP Check for doubleposts?

    How do I turn off the Guest IP Check for doubleposts?

    By default, vBulletin will check the IP addresses of your guests before merging their posts. If, for whatever reason, you want to turn off this feature you can login to the AdminCP and follow these instructions.

    After logging in, click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Message Posting Doublepost Options’ option before clicking the ‘Edit Setting’ button. When the new form loads, go to the text f...
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  • How do I turn off timestamp updating for doubleposts?

    How do I turn off timestamp updating for doubleposts?

    Timestamps for posts that have been merged from doubleposting are automatically updated with the latest timestamp. If you want the post to keep the original timestamp, you can disable this feature through the AdminCP.



    After logging in, click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Message Posting Doublepost Options’ option before clicking the ‘Edit Setting’ button.

    When th...
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