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    Tip of the Day

    For both novice and experienced vBulletin customers!

    How do I find out more about an option in the admin control panel?

    How do I modify permissions on my files or directories (using chmod)?

    How do I secure myself, and set myself up as super administrator??
    Last edited by Floris; Sun 14th Nov '04, 9:27am.

  • #2
    ## Tip of the day # How do I find out more about an option in the admin control panel

    How do I find out more about an option in the admin control panel?

    When you run into an option anywhere in the admin control panel of vBulletin, you can read the small introduction text below its title. It will try to quickly explain what that option does. And sometimes it has an example.

    And now for the real tip:

    You can click on the question mark icon on the far right. It will popup a new admin help window with a more indepth explanation.

    And if that isn't enough explanation you can always go to the on-line vBulletin manual, or ask one of the staff in the on-line support forums.
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    Last edited by Floris; Fri 22nd Oct '04, 12:34am.

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    • #3
      Alot of options have the ? images but theres no help in 3.0.1, Some might have been added since then but theres still some. When I have time i'll post which ones are missing.
      Last edited by Floris; Fri 22nd Oct '04, 12:36am.

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      • #4
        Thank you for reporting - point them out to us. But please make sure they are also missing in 3.0.3!
        Last edited by Floris; Fri 22nd Oct '04, 12:36am.

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        • #5
          Duplicate Search Index Information On Thread Copy?
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          No help
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          Show Windows System Color Picker to WYSIWYG Users?
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          No help
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          Search Relevance Reply Function
          -------
          Blank help page
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          Search Relevance Views Function
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          Blank help page
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          Search Relevance Rating Function
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          Blank help page
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          Post Elements
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          No help
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          WorldPay Installation ID
          -------
          Blank help page
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          Authorize.net Login ID
          -------
          Blank help page
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          Checked a friends board and confirmed these were missing in 3.0.3

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          • #6
            There are a few that are missing because they were added in recent point releases and I haven't had a chance to create topics for them. The other 99% all have help topics.

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            • #7
              Heh, isn't that the way it usually works?

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              • #8
                ## Tip of the day # How do I modify permissions on my files or directories ?

                How do I modify permissions on my files or directories (using chmod)?

                From time to time you might require to modify the permissions on your files or directories in order to give users permission to use a feature properly. An example could be when you allow your members to upload their own custom avatars. On UNIX based systems you can use the tool chmod from the command line to achieve this; Since one doesn't always have shell access the alternative to do this through an FTP client is possible.

                And now for the real tip:

                Most FTP programs allow you to enter 'RAW' or 'QOUTE' commands, use this feature to enter " SITE CHMOD 777 FILENAME/DIRECTORY " to change the permissions on the file or directory.

                And make it even easier, a ftp program like FlashFXP allows you to select the file or directory, right click and select chmod - from that dialog window that appears you can easily enter a number or simply select the permissions the user, group or public should have.

                Note: chmod 777 gives everybody permission to read and write, and execute that file. So do not apply this on any directory unless you are sure it is what you want. You can set chmod 777 to the images/avatars directory. But do not set it to your images/ directory.

                After uploading your vBulletin forum software version 3.0.3 files to your UNIX based web server it should look like below (content of upload/ to public_html/). If I am not mistaken there are 500 files totaling 5,5 MB that you can upload in 3 minutes with about 50 Kilobytes per second. (Average DSL connection) Basicly each file is chmod 644 and each directory is chmod 755, the exceptions and suggestions are listed:
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                If you run your hosting account in safe_mode ON you can add a new directory inside images/ and call it temp/ and chmod it to 777 and set the appropiate settings for safe_mode on to Yes, and temp dir path to images/temp inside the vbulletin options
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                Last edited by Floris; Fri 22nd Oct '04, 12:18am.

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                • #9
                  Great tips...though a suggestion

                  Edit the first post to list the links to the tips of the day
                  This way people don't gotta dig through 15-20 pages of threads/comments
                  ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
                  Director, WorldSims.org | Gaming Hosting Administrator, SimGames.net, Urban Online Entertainment

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ManagerJosh
                    Great tips...though a suggestion

                    Edit the first post to list the links to the tips of the day
                    This way people don't gotta dig through 15-20 pages of threads/comments
                    Thank you for the suggestion - I have cleaned up the thread

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                    • #11
                      How often is the tip of the day updated?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by briangumble
                        How often is the tip of the day updated?
                        When I run into a support ticket or forum question where I think it might be handy to have that fully written out, I will create a new reply. Maybe 'of the day' isn't the right title, but 'any day, at random' just does not sound as catchy

                        I wanted to make a new one last night, but then my internet connection dropped and I realized it was 4 in the morning so I better goto bed.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Floris
                          When I run into a support ticket or forum question where I think it might be handy to have that fully written out, I will create a new reply. Maybe 'of the day' isn't the right title, but 'any day, at random' just does not sound as catchy

                          I wanted to make a new one last night, but then my internet connection dropped and I realized it was 4 in the morning so I better goto bed.
                          i though tsleep was against your rules

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                          • #14
                            ## Tip of the day # How do I secure myself, and set myself up as super administrator?

                            How do I secure myself, and set myself up as super administrator??

                            When you run version 3.0.x of vBulletin you might want to secure your forum by making yourself an undeletable user. But if you are also the site owner, you might want to be the super admin, and the only one with debug powers! Here is how:

                            Open the config.php file and find the variables $undeletableusers and $superadministrators and set the userid for yourself. Usually if you own the site, the userid is 1. You find your userid by going to the who is online and hover over your own username, you will see in the status bar of your browser an url that ends with a number, that number is the userid.

                            // ****** UNDELETABLE / UNALTERABLE USERS ******
                            // The users specified here will not be deletable or alterable from the control panel by any users.
                            // To specify more than one user, separate userids with commas.
                            $undeletableusers = '1';


                            // ****** SUPER ADMINISTRATORS ******
                            // The users specified below will have permission to access the administrator permissions
                            // page, which controls the permissions of other administrators
                            $superadministrators = '1';


                            The above example shows how to set this to 1 properly.
                            Now, below the variable $superadministrators you can add the following code to turn on debug, but limit it to your own account only.

                            if ($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] == '123.123.123.123')
                            {
                            $debug = 1;
                            } else {
                            $debug = 0;
                            }


                            Now, before you save the config.php file you must replace the 123.123.123.123 with your own IP address. You can find your own IP by surfing to this web site: http://www.whatismyip.com/

                            Changed it? Good, now save the config.php file.

                            Optional tip: If you want even more options, you can set your userid to the variables $canrunqueries and $canpruneadminlog and $canviewadminlog

                            More info about the config.php file can be found in our online manual here: http://www.vBulletin.com/docs/html

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                            • #15
                              Great tips, good job. Good idea to publish support tickets.
                              The Junkyard | Terragen Heaven

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