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    I know this has to have been touched on already, but I wasn't able to find the thread.

    Anyway, what do I need to do to make the blog my homepage?
    My VB Version: 3.6.8
    VB Blog: 1.01

  • #2
    You would need to set your link to your "homepage" in your AdminCP to the Blog and make there is a promonent link on your "Blog_as_homepage" back to your Forums. Shouldn't be too difficult.

    AdminCP --> vBulletin Options --> Site Name /URL/Contact Details

    Set Homepage Name --> Whatever you want to call your Homepage

    Set Homepage URL --> http://www.yourforumname.com/forum/blog.php (instead of index.php)

    [EDIT] I've seen a post in this Forum which suggests this might not work and I have not tried it. In that thread a staff member suggested:

    You would have to use a 301 redirect to send people to blog.php instead of index.php.

    Another member suggested:

    Create an index.php file with the following...

    <?php
    header( 'Location: http://www.urltoblog' ) ;
    ?>

    ...and upload it to your root directory. Change "urltoblog" with the url to your blog. If you have an index file there already that you don't want to overwrite be sure to back it up.

    Regards,
    Last edited by slappy; Sun 7th Oct '07, 4:45pm.
    Slappy

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    • #3
      Why didn't Vbulletin build this option in? Are there plans to take care of this or will it remain a work around?
      My VB Version: 3.6.8
      VB Blog: 1.01

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      • #4
        Originally posted by slappy View Post
        You would need to set your link to your "homepage" in your AdminCP to the Blog and make there is a promonent link on your "Blog_as_homepage" back to your Forums. Shouldn't be too difficult.

        AdminCP --> vBulletin Options --> Site Name /URL/Contact Details

        Set Homepage Name --> Whatever you want to call your Homepage

        Set Homepage URL --> http://www.yourforumname.com/forum/blog.php (instead of index.php)

        [EDIT] I've seen a post in this Forum which suggests this might not work and I have not tried it. In that thread a staff member suggested:

        You would have to use a 301 redirect to send people to blog.php instead of index.php.

        Another member suggested:

        Create an index.php file with the following...

        <?php
        header( 'Location: http://www.urltoblog' ) ;
        ?>

        ...and upload it to your root directory. Change "urltoblog" with the url to your blog. If you have an index file there already that you don't want to overwrite be sure to back it up.

        Regards,
        Thanks slappy!
        My VB Version: 3.6.8
        VB Blog: 1.01

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JimmyWash View Post
          Are there plans to take care of this or will it remain a work around?
          Good Question.

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