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  • Creating a page outside of the forum directory using VB - Used in VB4

    With VB4 I created an en tire site outside of the forum, prettu much loading global, bringing up a template and adding my code before rendering. I tried to use the index.php from the install to do the same but have not been successful.

    I have my VB installed in a directory and want to run my custom index file from the server root//

    xxx.maysite.com/ -- I want my index here

    installed as

    xxx.mysite.com/forum/ (had to change all urls to get rid of forum/forum )

  • #2
    Appears bereadcrumb is still making /home/forum both the same :{

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    • #3
      This isn't something covered by technical support. Our recommended installation would be to install vBulletin 5 in the root directory then use Site Builder to build your custom page using HTML PHP modules. Once built, you can set that custom page as your home page.

      You should also note, that all code you wrote for vBulletin 4 will not work in vBulletin 5. vBulletin 5 has a completely different database structure as well as a different code base. There are only remnants of the vBulletin 4 code left and they probably cannot be called from outside the API.
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      Wayne Luke
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      • #4
        I unerstand the VB 4 to 5 issue, my code was simply added into the page.

        I called the vb code, that gave me the header / body / footer. I simply used dynamic code in the body section to have the site.

        I assume there has to be a way to do the same with VB5?

        here is the vb4 site, all pages have the vb structure evven though they are outside the forum directory (still phpBB2/ )

        https://www.allfreechips.com

        I dont think i can re-design an entire 40,000 page site by changing the structure.

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        • #5
          Think im getting it... ERR

          Last edited by Ctrenks; Thu 18th Oct '18, 11:19am.

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          • #6
            Reolved stupid question on my own...

            Q2 - Can I tie into items such as title, description or add meta data from indide the php section like I can in VB4?
            Last edited by Ctrenks; Thu 18th Oct '18, 11:39am.

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            • #7
              Another oddity is thread IS's dont match? old forum is 1234-text-text, same thread on vb5 is 4567-text-text? does this seem very odd?

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              • #8
                Prior to vBulletin 5, everything had its own id. Threads, Posts, Forums, etc... Everything had its own id. In vBulletin 5, everything is stored in a single table called Node. This is done for technical reasons and allows the system to handle content better. It would be more weird if your updated content maintained its old IDs.

                However we store the old ID and old content ID for redirection purposes. They are in the oldid and oldcontentid fields in the node table.
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                Wayne Luke
                The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
                vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
                vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
                I am not currently available for vB Messenger Chats.

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                • #9
                  So any hopes of having the same url's from vb4 are gone..

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                  • #10
                    That is correct. If you used standard vBulletin 4 URLs, they will automatically redirect to their new location in vBulletin 5.
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                    Wayne Luke
                    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
                    vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
                    vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
                    I am not currently available for vB Messenger Chats.

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