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  • 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:
    Code:
    <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:
    Code:
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, minimum-scale=1, maximum-scale=3" />
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  • What is Site Builder

    What is Site Builder

    One of the major features in vBulletin 5 is a feature called Site Builder. It allows you to control the configuration of each individual page on your site. You can create custom layouts for forums, the front page, blogs, etc... There are a few limitations but it gives you a lot of freedom. You can have all forums use one layout or make individual layouts for each one. If an ad unit isn't working in one location just drag and drop it into a new location. Need to make a new Forum quickly? You can...
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  • Changing your site's favicon
    by Wayne Luke
    The favicon allows you to extend your brand identity to the browser tab. This can often be the only thing a user sees if they have many tabs open. The favicon is a special 16 X 16 icon that the browser automatically looks for in the root directory of your site. vBulletin also ships with one in its root directory. If vBulletin is installed in the root directory of your site, you can overwrite the provided icon to change it for your users. However, you will need to remember to do this with every version...
    Tue 21 Nov '23, 11:39am
  • About .htaccess
    by Wayne Luke
    .htaccess is a configuration file for the Apache Web Server. It allows you to customize how your server works. Depending on how your hosting provider has the server configured, you can redirect people to different locations, secure directories and files, tell browsers how long to cache files, update PHP variables, and more. vBulletin comes with a pretty extensive .htaccess file that does a these things for you. Location vBulletin comes with a file named htaccess.txt in the original download. When ...
    Mon 11 Sep '23, 12:57pm
  • Answered Topics
    by Mark.B
    In vBulletin 5.6.5, we added a new feature - Answered Topics.

    Topics can now be marked as "Answered." This is a special status applied to a specific post within the topic. The post that is marked as the Answer will be highlighted and show directly under the starting post in the topic.

    The ability to mark posts as the Answer in a topic is controlled by permissions. There are three different permissions to control this.
    Usergroup and Channel Permissions both...
    Sun 8 Jan '23, 12:43pm
  • Custom Node Fields
    by Mark.B


    In 5.7.2, we have added a new feature - Custom Node fields.

    This new feature allows Administrators to define text and text area fields that are assigned to channels (eg forums).
    When a user creates a new topic, defined custom node fields will be available.
    1. The Administrator will create Field Categories in the AdminCP. Each category is assigned to one or more channels.
    2. Within each category, the Administrator can create one or more fields that will get assigned
    ...
    Thu 29 Dec '22, 3:19am
  • Using User Ranks
    by Wayne Luke

    User ranks allow the administrator to set up image and HTML rewards for their users once they reach specific goals. In versions before vBulletin Connect 5.7.1, ranks could only be triggered by the number of posts and the usergroups assigned to the user. In vBulletin Connect 5.7.1, User Ranks have been expanded to allow more flexibility in creating individual ranks. Now you can build combinations of different criteria to create unique ranks for your site.

    ‚Äč Ranks can be created using th...
    Tue 25 Oct '22, 1:04pm
  • Excluding Custom Files from Suspect File Diagnostic
    by Wayne Luke
    If you have custom files, you can create an md5 sums for your smilie directory if you want. Inside the /do_not_upload folder of your download package is a checksum sub-folder. That will create custom md5_sums files.
    1. Copy the included sample_checksum_config.php file to smilies_config.php.
    2. Enter in your forum root.
    3. Give it a product id like 'smilies'.
    4. Delete the existing directories and files in the scanpaths.
    5. Add in '/core/images/smilies', under the directories comment.
    6. Run the command
    ...
    Mon 24 Aug '20, 9:48am
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