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  • How do I disable the username display?

    How do I disable the username display?

    Disabling the username display is simple. Start by logging in to the AdminCP. Once you’re in, click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the ‘Settings’ header. In the new form that loads to the right, click on the ‘Thread Display Options (showthread)’ option before clicking ‘Edit Setting’.

    Once the new form loads, scroll to the bottom of the page. You’ll find a text field beneath the header ‘Who Read - Days Limit’. The number you enter into the text field will determine how many da...
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  • How do I limit the number of days a user is displayed in the Who Read a Thread feature?

    By default, the Who Read a Thread feature is not turned on. To turn it on, login to the AdminCP and click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the Settings header. In the form that opens to the right, select the ‘Thread Display Options (showthread)’ option and click ‘Edit Setting’.

    Once the new form loads, scroll down to the bottom of the page. The option to turn on the Who Read a Thread option will be the fifth from the bottom, under the header ‘Enable Who Read a Thread’. ...
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  • How do I enable the Who Read a Thread feature?

    How do I enable the Who Read a Thread feature?

    By default, the Who Read a Thread feature is not turned on. To turn it on, login to the AdminCP and click on the ‘Options’ link beneath the Settings header. In the form that opens to the right, select the ‘Thread Display Options (showthread)’ option and click ‘Edit Setting’.

    Once the new form loads, scroll down to the bottom of the page. The option to turn on the Who Read a Thread option will be the fifth from the bottom, under the header ‘Enable Who Read a Thread’. ...
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  • What’s new with threads?

    What’s new with threads?

    There are two new features involving threads. The first offers you and your users the ability to see who has read a thread. You can control how long a user’s name displays, whether or not the user’s name is displayed to being with and if the author can see the list. In addition you can limit the number of days it will display the number of readers read the thread. If this sounds like something that would interest you, click here to get started. The second prevents users from double post...
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  • How do I change the length of the preview?

    How do I change the length of the preview?

    By default, the Activity stream does not display the full text of the items it's streaming. The items displayed in the stream are previews of the originals with a limited character display that you can change in the AdminCP. If you haven't already logged in to the AdminCP, you'll want to do so now. From here, click on the ‘Settings’ header, followed by the ‘Options’ link.



    Find the ‘Activity Stream’ option in the vBulletin Options menu and click ‘Edit Settings’ button. ...
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  • How do I make the Visiting Members feature collapsible?

    How do I make the Visiting Members feature collapsible?

    First login to the AdminCP and click on the ‘Settings’ header. From there, click on the ‘Options’ menu. A form with a scroll menu will open. In the scrolling menu, select the ‘Forum Home: Visiting Members’ option.



    The page will refresh with another form. From here, select the ‘Yes’ radio button beneath the ‘Collapse on Load’ header and save. The Visiting Members will update itself on your main site.

    If you want to turn on this option agai...
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  • How do I enable/disable the Most Ever Members Option?

    How do I enable/disable the Most Ever Members Option?

    The Most Ever Members displays the date and time your site had the most members logged in. By default, it’s turned off, but you can turn it on via the AdminCP. Please note that this is only possible if you choose to have the 24 hour option on. Otherwise, it will not display. To do this, login to the AdminCP and click on the ‘Settings’ header. From there, click on the ‘Options’ menu. A form with a scroll menu will open. In the scrolling menu, select the ‘Forum Home: Visiting Members’ o...
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  • How do I change when Visiting Members resets?

    How do I change when Visiting Members resets?

    You can switch between the Visiting Members display refreshing every 24 hours or the display resetting at each member’s midnight (the default) . The first means that there will be a single midnight that the board resets at, while the second will refresh depending on the local midnight of the logged in member. To do this, login to the AdminCP and click on the ‘Settings’ header. From there, click on the ‘Options’ menu. A form with a scroll menu will open. In the scrolling menu, select the ...
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  • How do I enable/disable the display of member names?

    How do I enable/disable the display of member names?

    By default, member names are displayed in the Visiting Member feature. If you just want to keep track of how many members login during the day and not who logs in, you can turn this option off by logging in to to AdminCP. Once you’re logged in, click on the ‘Settings’ header and from there, click on the ‘Options’ menu.

    A form with a scroll menu will open. From the menu, select the ‘Forum Home: Visiting Members’ option.

    The page will refresh with another for...
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  • How do I disable or enable Visiting Members?

    How do I disable or enable Visiting Members?

    Visiting Members isn’t, by default, turned on with your install. To turn it on, login to the AdminCP. Click on the ‘Settings’ header and from there, click on the ‘Options’ menu. A form with a scroll menu will open. From the menu, select the ‘Forum Home: Visiting Members’ option.

    The page will refresh with another form. From here, select the ‘Yes’ radio button beneath the ‘Enable Display’ header and save. Your main site should now contain the Visiting Members feature. ...
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    After clicking the pencil icon, you will be taken to the Section Edit page. Here's what you will see:

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    by Don Kuramura
    Here's a quick visual guide on how to create a new article with the CMS.

    1. Create New Article Button: Navigate to the section you want the article to be published in. Click on the “Create a New Article” button. This will open an article form.


    2. Article Title: In the "Add/Edit Article" screen, enter the title of your article in the “Title” textbox.
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    One of the innovative new features on vBulletin 4.0 Publishing Suite is the cross-publishing "Promote to Article" functionality. In the spirit of promoting content discovery, we wanted to create features that will allow content to flow between Forums, Blogs, and Articles. For example, there might be a really popular post in the forums, but unfortunately it is buried inside page 13 of a thread. We will now have an option (if you have permissions) to “promote” a forum (or blog) post as a new artic...
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  • Welcome to the new CMS. Read me first.
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    Welcome to the new CMS. Here's a quick guide of the different areas of this page.

    1. Section Navigation Widget. This widget allows you to go to different sections. The "plus icon" means that this section has sub-sections. Clicking on the "plus icon" will display the sub-sections. ...
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  • Recovering a hacked vBulletin Site
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    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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  • Issues After Upgrading
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    If your running a completely default forum upgrading is a very simple process. Many sites however run third-party add-ons and even use a custom style therefor when things change between older and newer
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