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    Common Questions and Answers to vB3

    Q1. My logo is off center, how do I fix this?

    A1. Open your header template and find   and remove it.

    Q2. I'm trying to add a second administrator and they donít see all the options?

    A2. You must edit config.php and place your userid, which is 1 if you installed the board. Then you will be able to edit and change the Administrator Permissions

    Q3. How can I edit the text somewhere, such as the guest message?

    A3. Itís most likely in the Language and Phrase manager. Search for it .

    Q4. How do I revert all templates?

    A4. AdminCP > Style Manager > Drop down > Revert all Templates.

    Q5. How do I add a profile field into the postbit?

    A5. All you need to do is note the field id and replace it for x in the example below, then place it into your Postbit or Postbit Legacy.
    Example: $post[fieldX]

    Q6. How do I configure IPN for subscriptions with paypal to work?

    A6. http://scott.dev.vbulletin.com/ipn_doc/

    Q7. How to I turn on debug mode?

    A7. Find in config.php
    PHP Code:
    // Prefix that all vBulletin cookies will have
    // For example
    $cookieprefix 'bb'
    add under
    PHP Code:
    // Enable / Disable Debug mode
    // 1 on. 0 off.
    $debug '1'
    Q8. If you are receiving a message like "Cannot modify header information - headers already sent "

    A8. there is white space after ?> or before <?php

    Q9. Where can I set Avatar / Profile Picture settings?

    A9. This is now done on a per usergroup basis
    AdminCP > Usergroups > Usergroup Manager > Click on go for the usergroup you want to assign Avatar / Profile Picture settings.
    Edit Picture Uploading Permissions settings

    Q10. How can I setup how many days / posts a user must have before they can get an avatar / profile picture / Personal Messages / be able to download attachments

    A10. This is now accomplished by usergroup promotion and primary / secondary usergroups. AdminCP > Usergroups > Promotions

    Q11. How Can I change my postbit to look like vBulletin 2

    A11. ACP > vBulletin Options > Style & Language Settings * > Use Legacy (Vertical) Postbit Template > YES
    *(RC2 and lower, it is in Thread Display Options (showthread) )

    Q12. How can I store CSS as files?

    A12. AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Style & Language Settings
    Store CSS Stylesheets as Files?
    Set to yes, make sure to chmod the clientscript/vbulletin_css folder to 777 before saving this option.

    Q13. Help! I canít login to the ACP and I canít see the link to it any more either!

    A13. Steps to recover

    1. You need to go into phpmyadmin and change your usergroup id to 6

    2. In config.php find

    $superadministrators = '';

    You need to add your userid to this value so it looks like this

    $superadministrators = '1';

    If you installed the board from scratch your userid 1.

    Save your config.php

    3. Point your browser to mysite.com/forum/admincp/adminpermissions.php?do=modify

    Click on all yes and hit save

    Hopefully this will help some of the common questions from continuing to appear!
    Last edited by Zachery; Wed 7th Jul '04, 9:18am.

  • #2
    In regards to A11........i dont see a choice to "use Legacy (Vertical) Postbit Template in that section.........
    Mike

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    • #3
      What version of vB3 are you using?

      Updated theyve moved it

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      • #4
        Thank you!
        Mike

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        • #5
          updated again two new things since first posted, howto restore AdminCP access and Storing CSS as a file

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          • #6
            That should be a sticky! good one Zachery

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            • #7
              I'll suggest to the staff to make it sticky

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              • #8
                And I would like to request some editing be done on that post. It can use:
                - consistancy (ditch the number after Q and A, for starters);
                - improved legibility (make questions bold, answers plain);
                - Fix all broken, incomplete and/or cut-off sentences. Sometimes words are simply omitted, making it all a confusing mess.

                Feckit, I'll just do this myself... *makes another reply with Zach's post but improved* (someone please remove mine then after Zach updates his..)

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                • #9
                  lol atad late Kura, already updated mine for the most part, just some bad spacing now i think


                  The numbers help me when i refer people to the post

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                  • #10
                    bah, bastard, I was making it so much prettier and all!



                    Ahwell, as long as it improves it's good, doesn't need me to get that done of course..

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                    • #11
                      I have a quick question.

                      In vB 2, this PHP is in the index.php file, where is it located now?

                      PHP Code:
                      $permissions=getpermissions();
                      if (!
                      $permissions['canview']) {
                       
                      show_nopermission();

                      Whoopdie Doo

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                      • #12
                        It wouldnt be that way anymore, i know that much, search for

                        print_no_permission();

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                        • #13
                          In A2 you are missing where you should put the userid

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                          • #14
                            Q5. How do I add a profile field into the postbit?

                            A5. All you need to do is note the field id and replace it for x in the example below, then place it into your Postbit or Postbit Legacy.
                            Example: $post[fieldX]
                            I've created a new user profile field "First name".
                            I'm trying to add this to the postbit, without success.
                            How do I find out the field ID?
                            I've tried [firstname], but that doesn't work.
                            Would I just need to add $post[fieldX] to the postbit template or the full
                            <if condition="$post['firstname']"><div>$vbphrase[first_name]: $post[firstname]</div></if>

                            Thanks

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by joanne862
                              I've created a new user profile field "First name".
                              I'm trying to add this to the postbit, without success.
                              How do I find out the field ID?
                              I've tried [firstname], but that doesn't work.
                              Would I just need to add $post[fieldX] to the postbit template or the full
                              <if condition="$post['firstname']"><div>$vbphrase[first_name]: $post[firstname]</div></if>

                              Thanks
                              The field ID is listed on the Manage Profile Fields page. Note down the ID number.
                              Let's say that for this example, the field ID is 7:

                              Then use $post[field7] in the templates, everywhere you want it used, ie:

                              HTML Code:
                              <if condition="$post['field7'] != ''"><div>$vbphrase[first_name]: $post[field7]</div></if>

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