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  • vBulletin 3.6.0 Released

    vBulletin 3.6.0

    The vBulletin team is proud to present vBulletin 3.6.0 Gold.

    vBulletin 3.6.0 is now our stable, fully supported version, superseding both 3.0.x and 3.5.x. While we will continue to support 3.0.x and 3.5.x with security and critical bug fixes, these lines are no longer in active development.

    Many visitors to this forum will have been keeping tabs on the 3.6 beta and release-candidate versions that have been available for the past several weeks and will be familiar with what is new and improved in vBulletin 3.6. For those who have not seen what you can expect, there is a thread available here for your benefit.

    What is a 'Gold' Version?

    The term 'gold' in software terms has nothing to do with the color of the application. It refers to the practise of burning the final version of software to a gold CD-R in preparation for the manufacture of CDs for sale and distribution to customers, and is used to indicate that the code is finished. The official name of this new version is vBulletin 3.6.0.

    PHP and MySQL Requirements

    Please note that vBulletin 3.6.0 requires at least PHP 4.3.3 and MySQL 4.0.16 or later.

    Installing or Upgrading vBulletin

    Please see the appropriate manual sections: Installing vBulletin and Upgrading vBulletin.

    Template Changes

    Many templates have changed since 3.5.x in order to accommodate new features. As a result, you will need to revert several templates or some areas of your board will not function.

    Bug Reports

    You may report bugs by clicking here. Before reporting a bug, please attempt to recreate the bug on a default, uncustomized style (especially if your errors are JavaScript related). Additionally, if you have used the plugins/products system at all, please attempt to recreate the issue with the plugins system disabled!

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    Template Changes Since 3.6.0 RC3

    These are the template changes since 3.6.0 RC3 ONLY

    If you are not running 3.6.0 RC 3 yet, there are significantly more changed templates than are listed here. Use "Find Updated Templates" to find the templates that have changed and incorporate those changes. You may even wish to start with a default style!


    You need to only look through this post for templates you have customized. You do not need to take any action to ensure that your uncustomized templates are the latest versions.

    If you find a template you have customized in this list, you will likely want to include the changes made here. However, this is not always required. Under each change listed here, you will see "requires revert?" This refers to whether the changes are mandatory (yes). If the changes are mandatory, things will break if you do not incorporate the changes made. It is strongly recommended that you revert and recustomize any templates that say they require a revert.

    Additionally, you may wish to use the "Find Updated Template" feature in the control panel to find templates that have been changed since your last edit to them.


    Changed phrase 'may_send_x_messages_a_time' to 'may_send_to_x_people' for more accurate language.

    Requires revert? Yes (the old phrase no longer exists)


    Added a conditional so that infractions of hard deleted posts will display N/A instead of nothing for the post title.

    Requires Revert? No

    Removed HTML comments due to ODEO not parsing them properly.

    Requires Revert? No


    Added class="bginput" to three <input type="text" /> fields that were missing it.

    Requires revert? No


    Changed all instances of accesskey="p" to accesskey="r".

    Requires revert? Not really, though IE7 users can no longer use alt-p for previewing forms.


    Removed accesskey="p" completely

    Requires revert? No.


    • #3
      You can discuss this release here:


      • #4
        Did anyone notice that we also released 3.5.5, 3.0.15 and 2.3.10 at the same time as 3.6.0?


        • #5
          Important Notice

          If you downloaded vBulletin 3.6.0 prior to the date of this post, please download the attached file (attachment.php) and upload it to your webserver, overwriting the exiting attachment.php.

          This will fix a security hole discovered in Internet Explorer that affects vBulletin.

          Please use this file only to patch vBulletin 3.6.0. Patches for the three other versions released today are attached to their respective announcement threads.

          Downloads made after the time of this post have been fixed in the Members' Area and are not vulnerable.
          Attached Files


          • #6
            The Admin Demo has now been updated to vBulletin 3.6.0.


            • #7
              The eBulletin for the 3.6.0, 3.5.5, 3.0.15 and 2.3.10 releases is now being sent.


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