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    I was looking at a forum the other day ( and was wondering if its possible to make vB look like what they have.

    And is it possible to get the links like they do as well? Like the /2-forumname/ and /topic-513/ ?


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    The latter required mod_rewrite, or a third party plugin like vbseo (dot com) for version 3 of vBulletin, version 4 will have friendly urls build in by default.

    The former is a yes. but you must know a bit about xhtml/css and understand how to use vbulletin's template system.

    Data is listed like this for example

    <div class="thread_header">$thread_header</div>

    (making this up as i go ..) to display the header of a thread.

    You can change everything, but $thread_header , as that would mean the dynamic data for thread header wont populate.

    You could do: <p>$thread_header TADA</p> to have it completely change.

    XHTML can be used to make the layout however you want it
    CSS can be used to make the design however you want it
    vBulletin's variables/strings in the templates populate the content as queried by the database.


    • #3
      That looks like an extremely stripped down forum with about 90% of the features ripped out. It will take a lot of knowledge of HTML and CSS to make that happen.

      As Floris said, the first part can be done with mod_rewrite.


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