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  • Announcing the launch of vBulletin 6.0.0

    vBulletin Solutions today launched vBulletin 6, a major evolution of its widely used community software that powers more than 40,000 online communities and the most capable version of vBulletin in its 20-year history.

    Driven by customer feedback, vBulletin 6 brings comprehensive product refinements, including enhanced performance, robust support, and the addition of several highly requested features, including Shopify integration. It can be sampled in action on the discussion forum, which has already been upgraded to vBulletin 6.

    As with prior versions, vBulletin 6 is available via traditional software license for locally hosted installations as well as through vBulletin Cloud, the company’s subscription-based option that includes hosting and maintenance services.

    Pricing & Support

    vBulletin 6 licenses will retail for $179, which includes one year of free updates and one month of ticket support from vBulletin’s world-renowned support team. The average vBulletin support ticket is answered within twenty-four hours, at any time of the day or night, seven days a week.

    After the first year, purchasing a maintenance service add-on ($79) will provide access to updates for an additional year. New in vBulletin 6, maintenance add-ons provide enhanced support through robust updates every eight weeks.

    vBulletin Cloud packages running vBulletin 6 start at $14.99/month. Existing vBulletin Cloud communities will be upgraded to vBulletin 6 at no charge.

    To purchase vBulletin 6 or vBulletin Cloud, visit

    Changes and Updates in vBulletin 6.0.0

    New Style

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    Note: These images were taken at a width of 1024 pixels. Lower widths will affect the responsive layout.


    In vBulletin 6, we aimed to give the product a more modern look with the new style. We updated the font, colors, and icons to ensure a consistent appearance across devices.

    • Font: We chose the "Poppins" font for its simplicity and readability. It is a sans-serif font.
    • Colors: The style uses bold and vibrant colors to highlight primary UI elements.
    • Icons: Minimal icons are used selectively to enhance the design.


    All themes are updated to be compatible with the new vBulletin 6 Default Style. Additionally, we included the Halloween and Winter themes used in the Community.


    You can still customize your site using Style Variables and custom CSS. Self-hosted customers can continue editing templates.

    Previous Styles

    To maintain backward compatibility, we have provided a vBulletin 5 Style. If your custom style does not work with the new vBulletin 6 Default, you can use this as a parent style.


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    Reactions are now integrated with the reputation system and replace Likes throughout the system. Users can select from various reactions the Administrator provides, such as thumbs up, thumbs down, and other emotion-based reactions. The total number of reactions selected by users will be displayed in the post footer.

    Reactions can be used with Topics, Replies, and Comments.

    Shopify Integration

    You can now integrate your vBulletin community with the Shopify API. This feature allows you to import products for sale via RSS Feed or BBCode. Shopify items will include an image, description, and a buy button.

    Event Queue

    We introduced a new event queue to enhance performance and move events to the server command line. The Event Queue includes tasks like creating notifications for new posts.

    To enable the event queue, move do_not_upload\vbevent.php to the web server and configure it to run every minute using the server's task manager (e.g., crontab). Once the file is enabled, you can manage it in the AdminCP. Look for the "Enable Browser-Based System Events" control under Settings -> Options -> Server Settings and Optimization Options.

    Install / Upgrade Information

    File Cleanup

    With each version release, some files become obsolete. These files are mainly the Javascript Rollup files which are version stamped. However, we occasionally refactor PHP files and remove them from the distribution package. After upgrading your vBulletin system, deleting any possible obsolete files is recommended. You can obtain more information on why this is needed and instructions on how to do this in this topic in the vBulletin 5 Installs & Upgrades forum.

    System Requirements

    Minimum System Requirements

    • PHP Version: 8.0.0
    • MySQL Version: 5.7.10
    • MariaDB Version: 10.6.0

    Recommended System Requirements

    • PHP Version: 8.1 or higher
    • MySQL Version: 8.0 or higher
    • MariaDB Version: 10.11+

    For more information, see vBulletin Connect System Requirements.

    Current Version Support Schedule

    • Active Version - 6.0.0
    • Security Patch - 5.7.5
    • No Patch Release - 5.7.4 and earlier


    If you have any questions about these changes, you may discuss them here:

    If you find an issue with the software or request a new feature, please visit our tracker.

    To receive support for your vBulletin Product, please visit our community forums.

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    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Tue 22 Aug '23, 12:46pm.
    Translations provided by Google.

    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
    vBulletin 5 API

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    VB6-123: Stray characters on post user block when a user selects no avatars.
    VB6-133: Cron doesn't get triggered by AJAX inVB5 style
    VB6-102: Integrate Shopify package into core
    VB6-75: Turn off Reputation Display on New Installs.
    VB6-89: Set Default logo onVB5 Style to SVG.
    VB6-38: Copyright stands out too much.
    VB6-50: Calender Events need better contrast.
    VB6-15: Add a default robots.txt for new installs
    VB6-23: Make Moona-Lisa the default ckeditor theme forVB6.
    VB6-78: Change border in .list-footer to top or remove
    VB6-36: Add Winter & Halloween themes to theVB release package.
    VB6-101: Shopify buy button on RSS feed widget
    VB6-86: Polls in search results widget are not displaying correctly
    VB6-85: Approving posts won't remove the 'Unapproved post' text in message
    VB6-29: Closing forums reports an internal error
    VB6-76: Fix height on editor picklists in theVB5 shim
    VB6-99: If the Shopify Package is enabled and no API key is present, the front-end throws an error.
    VB6-17: Clean up winter/halloween themes
    VB6-22: Display Break Points are broken.
    VB6-91: Reactions permissions and admin help updates
    VB6-45: Check legacy style's message center
    VB6-51: The icon for "Go To Last Post" should be updated.
    VB6-69: Replace the phrase "Show Namecard" with icon.
    VB6-42: Blog and Group toolbar doesn't collapse properly
    VB6-84: Cannot import Product with custom page.
    VB6-81: Process new post notifications offline
    VB6-87: Header search button is too large on .l-small
    VB6-83: Move the add reactions svg icon to the icon sheet
    VB6-82: b-userinfo sharing menu dropdown conversion logic is broken
    VB6-40: Blog Summary displays double border for avatars.
    VB6-33: Honor the avatar border radius
    VB6-49: Activity Stream - Padding needed between border and text.
    VB6-52: Vertical tabs in User Help/Manual need improved styling.
    VB6-80: Harden event queue against errors
    VB6-92: (internal) New Theme work
    VB6-106: Shopify package for buy bbcode
    VB6-97: Update global_palette_text_06 for dark theme
    VB6-93: Get rid of .js-shrink-event-* requirement for .js-comp-menu-horizontal conversion to select logic
    VB6-37: Reactions - Notifications
    VB6-20: Cleanup font styleVariables.
    VB6-41: Update Message Center Icons.
    VB6-66: "Edit Site" should be clickable.
    VB6-104: Migrate SVG Icons to Material Icons.
    VB6-35: VBulletin 6 Dark Theme
    VB6-28: Allow to like topic comments
    VB6-88: Can't add a reaction in search results
    VB6-71: In some cases themes import into default style
    VB6-98: Issues with Editing Module Dialog…
    VB6-74: Cannot uncheck to removeVB5 Default Style from user selection
    VB6-44: Latest Activity comment's "reply" link is incorrect
    VB6-27: VB5 Style should have a higher display orderValue.
    VB6-9: VB5 Defaults styles not properly rebuilt on upgrade
    VB6-4: Warnings in upgrade beta 2
    VB6-67: Fix themes forVB6 style
    VB6-25: Remove old style generator
    VB6-72: CreateVB5 style shim
    VB6-24: Poppins font format
    VB6-13: different majorVersion ofVBulletin translations breakVB6 upgrade
    VB6-18: Multiple Guest Connections from Same IP Not Search Engines
    VB6-11: Potential Cookie Issue
    VB6-12: Add Hover Profile Preview functionality
    VB6-26: Some topics not being indexed properly in Google
    VB6-14: invalid_profile_userid error cannot access topic
    VB6-10: Add "rebuild nodes" tool in AdminCP under General Update Tools.
    VB6-19: Populate existing node descriptions with content summary
    VB6-55: Remove inline js for admin help
    VB6-57: Regression:VBulletin Admin News is not dismissed.
    VB6-54: Cleanup faq admincp and remove obsolete code
    VB6-58: Clean up warnings on notice page
    VB6-56: Clean up checkbox code for prefix permissions
    VB6-62: Remove inline script in diagnostics page
    VB6-64: Remove suhosin check from diagnostics
    VB6-61: missing "date" in user manager >View change history
    VB6-59: Remove obsolete gzip option
    VB6-63: Fix issue with style upload
    VB6-53: Warnings in the group creation process
    VB6-70: Remove the autoexport_backup directory
    VB6-60: Remove obsolete addheaders option
    VB6-21: Consolidate upgrade step files
    VB6-68: Implement sprite url tag in front end
    VB6-16: Clean up warnings when creating/editing stylvars
    VB6-65: Update mysql minimumVersion
    VB6-34: Site Builder: Must click "Style" twice to open.
    VB6-73: Reorder base hidden template styles.
    VB6-48: GD deprecated function signature.
    VB6-90: sprint312 demo issues
    VB6-30: Add URL Suggestions to the Navigation/Footer tools in Site Builder.
    VB6-103: Shopify integration for 5.7.3
    VB6-96: Topic reactions internal ticket
    VB6-46: Remove setting blog_pagetemplate
    VB6-32: Settings → Options → Site Name / Contact Details → Company Address (setting[address])
    VB6-39: Blog Home Module should list 12 blogs by default.
    VB6-43: Groups Home Module should list 18 or 21 blogs by default.
    VB6-100: Shopify Package description needs to be updated.
    VB6-95: (internal) Topic reactions reputation porting
    VB6-77: Update $vbMaxVersion &Vbulletin dependency maxversion for products
    VB6-31: New icons library
    VB6-94: Update readmes
    VB6-47: Update the credit section in admincp
    VB6-6: Reactions do not work in the results of an activity stream.
    VB6-2: Quotes and code blocks are large as possible
    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Tue 22 Aug '23, 12:26pm.
    Translations provided by Google.

    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
    vBulletin 5 API


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