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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:
    Code:
    .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:
    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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    Add a project to your Firebase account








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    In order to do this, you will need to create a custom usergroup and a promotion.

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    Wed 22nd Feb '17, 9:13am
  • Rebuilding the Sphinx index
    by Wayne Luke
    From time to time, we will need to update the indexing schema for the Sphinx server. In order for this fix to take effect, you will need to update the sphinx schema for the index. Follow these steps to rebuild your Sphinx Search Schema.
    1. Stop the Sphinx service on your server.
    2. Replace your existing Sphinx configuration file (vbulletin-sphinx.php) with the one provided in the current version of vBulletin 5 Connect. You can find this file in the do_not_upload directory.
    3. Update the file as provided
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    Fri 3rd Feb '17, 1:01pm
  • Using the Search JSON
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    The search JSON parameter has the following format:

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