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  • [vB4] n00b questions about styles and installation

    Hi,

    I have recently upgraded from a phpBB 3.0.9 forum to vBulletin v4.1.7 and I am wondering how do you install a style?

    With phpbb3, you just uplload the style folder to your styles directory and then you find it in the Admin Control Panel, then you install it there and it's done

    1) how is installation on vBulletin

    2) how to put a banner on the top of my forums

    3) how to make that banner clickable to redirect to my website

    4) I see many skins that are for 4.0 or 4.0.2 or something like that. Does that mean if I install them on my board which is running on vBulletin 4.1.7 they won't work? How does this work?

    5) Is there any free style that is similar to this one? http://www.completevb.com/product/20

    I really want it but have already paid so much money this month coz I had to purchase my vBulletin license and am very tight on cash but I love that style, it suits my forums to go along with my website


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    You can take a look at the online manual @ https://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/ for installing styles

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PitchouneN64ngc View Post
      You can take a look at the online manual @ https://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/ for installing styles
      thank you sir

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Matrix Leader View Post
        Hi,

        I have recently upgraded from a phpBB 3.0.9 forum to vBulletin v4.1.7 and I am wondering how do you install a style?

        With phpbb3, you just uplload the style folder to your styles directory and then you find it in the Admin Control Panel, then you install it there and it's done

        1) how is installation on vBulletin
        Most all the styles you find will have instructions on how to install. Some will have image folders you need to upload FTP, then an xml file you install in the admincp.
        2) how to put a banner on the top of my forums

        3) how to make that banner clickable to redirect to my website
        This will vary by the style, but most you will just use the vbulletin advertising feature in the admincp, to make it clickable try a code like this.
        Code:
        <a href="http://www.your url here.com" target="_blank"> <img src="path to image"> </a>
        4) I see many skins that are for 4.0 or 4.0.2 or something like that. Does that mean if I install them on my board which is running on vBulletin 4.1.7 they won't work? How does this work?
        For the most part most styles for the 4.x.x series will work but you may need to adjust modify things like the editor, etc.

        5) Is there any free style that is similar to this one? http://www.completevb.com/product/20

        I really want it but have already paid so much money this month coz I had to purchase my vBulletin license and am very tight on cash but I love that style, it suits my forums to go along with my website
        Try searching for it @ vbulletin.org, or running a google search for it I've seen it for free somewhere.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by whitey10tc View Post
          Most all the styles you find will have instructions on how to install. Some will have image folders you need to upload FTP, then an xml file you install in the admincp.
          This will vary by the style, but most you will just use the vbulletin advertising feature in the admincp, to make it clickable try a code like this.
          Code:
          <a href="http://www.your url here.com" target="_blank"> <img src="path to image"> </a>
          For the most part most styles for the 4.x.x series will work but you may need to adjust modify things like the editor, etc.
          Try searching for it @ vbulletin.org, or running a google search for it I've seen it for free somewhere.
          Thank you very much for taking the time to reply to all my questions.

          I will try it and will ask if I run into any issues.

          Cheers

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          • #6
            Newbie Here

            I'm a newbie as well. I run a very large forum using phpBB3 and recently bought vBulletin.

            I think my members are going to be a bit upset at the chnage but hopefully they'll get used to it. One thing I don't understand is the purpose of the templates. I created a new style and am in the process of using the stylevars to customize it per my color scheme. That all makes sense but is time consuming. I still don't understand the purpose of the templates though and how that relates to the styles.
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            • #7
              Make your own style. What you can't do with the stylevars you can do with the css.
              If you get stuck come back here or over at vb org and I'm sure some one will help. BTW Look over at www.vbulletin.org in the style tab. Might find something there that trips yer trigger.
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