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    Recommended Tools and Websites to help you run vBulletin.

    Jelsoft Provided Resources
    vBulletin Forums - vBulletin Community Support Forums. Participant in a member helping member community with tips, tricks, contests and customization ideas. - Add-ons, Plugins, Products, Templates, Styles, and Graphics along with other enhancements for your vBulletin System.

    vBulletin Documentation - Learn the ins and outs of maintaining your vBulletin Installation

    vBulletin Member's Area - Download vBulletin, get support. Also available are over a dozen import scripts, a graphic developers kit and additional resources.

    Software Packages
    Textpad - Advanced Text Editor that can be used to edit post submissions, PHP code, HTML, or any other language you throw at it. Multiple help files, syntax highlighting, multi-file search and replace, "unlimited file sizes" are just some of its features.

    UltraEdit - Similar to Textpad.

    Syn - Opensource and Cross Platform Text editor

    GIMP - Opensource and Cross Platform Graphics Editor

    Crimson Editor - Free Programmig Environment that provides syntax highlighting for your code.

    Adobe Photoshop Elements - Affordable Graphics Editor that can read the vBulletin Graphics Development Kit without the expense of the full version of Photoshop.

    Adobe Photoshop CS - Considered the standard in graphics editing by serious designers.

    Putty - Windows-based SSH/Telnet tool that allows you to connect to your server via command line.

    Beyond Compare - File comparison tool that allows you to compare your running files with new release files to maintain your add-ons and modifications.

    Araxis Merge - Another file comparison Utility.

    WinMerge - Opensource File Comparison Utility similar to Araxis Merge and Beyond Compare

    Topstyle Lite - Free Windows based CSS utility with live preview and syntax checking. There is also a commercial version that has more options.

    Adobe GoLive CS - All-new Adobe® GoLive® CS software delivers what you need to create professional Web sites.

    Dreamweaver - Premiere WYSIWYG HTML Editor that can be used to design layouts.

    Namo WebEditor - Another WYSIWYG HTML Editor. Namo is more affordable to the hobby webmaster than Dreamweaver but less feature rich.

    MySQL Administrator - Mysql Control Center from MySQL AB. Provides a GUI interface to your MySQL Databases.

    W3Schools - At W3Schools you will find all the Web-building tutorials you need,
    from basic HTML and XHTML to advanced XML, XSL, Multimedia and WAP.

    DevGuru - Online reference for Javascript and other programming languages.

    DevShed - OpenSource Programming Resource covering many languages.

    SitePoint - All around Webmaster Resources website. Online since 1997. SitePoint also publishes a series of books dedicated to the webmaster. - PHP's home page and resource site. Get access to the PHP documentation and other resources to learn the programming behind vBulletin. - MySQL's homepage and resource site for their non-commercial users. Get access to tools and utilities, documentation and upgraded versions here.

    Additional Scripts
    phpMyAdmin - This is a web-based administration console that you can use to directly connect to one or more MySQL databases.

    phpAdsNew - Advertising Script that handles rich-text, graphic and flash ads.

    Scripts that integrate with vBulletin

    Hivemail - Offer your users an online email service for free or fee. Offers a nice but customizable interface

    Photopost - Offers your users photo galleries and has basic integration with vBulletin's user groups.

    vBAdvanced - Portal Style Front Page for vBulletin that is configurable and expandable.

    Subdreamer - Content Management System.
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    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
    vBulletin 5 API
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