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    Hi guys,

    am looking to start a forums community website, and was been advised to take vbulletin, told by friends that its the best in the market....

    my question is... I dont have any PHP coding knowledge or experience, so how can I cope up in the future, if I need to make I mean add or remove any changes on the site....

    would I get a help from vbulletin staff in regard or else have I to pay for that on the top of the pricing....

    thank you

  • #2
    I'd say most people running vb don't have php knowledge. You'll get help, on a voluntary basis, at catering to all levels here and at vbulletin.org.

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    • #3
      This question is pretty much the same as saying "I want to install and run Limewire, but I don't have any experience with programming in Java."

      You will need:

      1. A web host that supports PHP and MySQL (Such as A Small Orange)
      2. An FTP client (Such as Filezilla)
      3. A domain name

      All you need to be able to do is:

      1. Create a MySQL database via the control panel provided by your web host
      2. Modify a simple vBulletin configuration file (Instructions provided)
      3. Upload the files in the "Upload" directory, via FTP to your web host
      4. Follow the installation process (Instructions provided)

      It's pretty simple.

      - Rich

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      • #4
        If you provide these:

        You will need:

        1. A web host that supports PHP and MySQL (Such as A Small Orange)
        2. An FTP client (Such as Filezilla)
        3. A domain name
        4. Your MSN or AIM address.

        All you need to be able to do is:

        1. Create a MySQL database via the control panel provided by your web host

        I can install your forum for you and explain how to do certain things for vBulletin in a step-by-step process to help you learn the ropes of vBulletin, if you are interested of course.

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        • #5
          If you provide these:


          Quote:
          You will need:

          1. A web host that supports PHP and MySQL (Such as A Small Orange)
          2. An FTP client (Such as Filezilla)
          3. A domain name
          4. Your MSN or AIM address.

          All you need to be able to do is:

          1. Create a MySQL database via the control panel provided by your web host

          I can install your forum for you and explain how to do certain things for vBulletin in a step-by-step process to help you learn the ropes of vBulletin, if you are interested of course.
          My offers there aswell. (Offer of help)
          Jut a random internet person.

          A message to all illegal users!

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          • #6
            Plus, the vB documentation is absolutely excellent, reading the manual answered almost every question I could think of

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            • #7
              And about making changes:

              Vbulletin has a sister site vbulletin.org which has a lot of modifications that are freely available and made by other vb owners. The vbulletin software has a modification system which makes you can install a modification just by uploading some files (some more extensive mods might require a modification to the code, but then it's just a matter of copy paste).

              If it's just template changes (adding something to the menu, adding a banner, changing how the forum looks, ...) you can do it easily via the template system. This doesn't require php knowledge, but you will need some basic html knowledge.

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