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    Hi everyone, I just tried out the demo of vBulletin and I have a few questions:

    1). How difficult is it for a beginner with no programming experience to install vBulletin?

    2). I read the installation manual and it tells you to upload the file "upload" and rename it to whatever you like. What if I want the forum to be installed on the root directory (eg: http://www.mysite.com/) instead of http://www.mysite.com/forums? Would that be possible?

    3). I tried to add new headers (I don't know what the proper term is) for different topics but I couldn't (For example, on http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/ , it would be "vBulletin Announcements and Discussion", "vBulletin Sales", "vBulletin 3.6", "vBulletin 3.5" etc). Everytime I try to add, it just adds it under the main header. But what I want to do is add more headers. Can someone teach me how to do it?

    4). I see that many forums using vBulletin has the same theme (the default blue theme). Can I edit the colors through the control panel to make my forum different from other people's?

    5). I am planning to place Google AdSense on my forum. If you have AdSense on your forum, can you please give me some advice as to where the best place would be to put it? Would you recommend me to make a new table and put vBulletin in one cell and advertisements in another?

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    1. Not very difficult. It's a matter of uploading the files, adjusting a well documented configuration file and clicking Next a few times on an installation script.

    2. That's easily possible yes. Simply upload the files inside of upload instead of the folder itself.

    3. You can use template conditionals to achieve that. Here is the manual entry on template conditionals: http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/t...e_conditionals

    4. Of course. Have a look at the options in your Style Manager -> Main CSS
    Best Regards
    Colin Frei

    Please don't contact me per PM.

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    • #3
      3. When creating a new forum make sure "Act as Forum" is set to "No".

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      • #4
        Originally posted by harmor View Post
        3. When creating a new forum make sure "Act as Forum" is set to "No".
        Duh of course

        I misunderstood, so it's even easier than I originally said.
        Best Regards
        Colin Frei

        Please don't contact me per PM.

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        • #5
          Thank you for your replies. I'm ready to buy!

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