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  • Establishing a Private Forum?

    I am very new and wondering if v Bulletin will allow me to set up two types of forums. I want to have a forum for the general public, but I also want to have a forum for private members (paid subscription) to enter. Is it possible to do this and is there a tutorial I could watch that would show me how to do it? I have downloaded the free trail of VB 5.

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    Yes, vBulletin will allow you to have some Forums set as Public and some set to only be viewable by certain usergroups. We have a section in the manual regarding Usergroups & Permissions, but we don't have a video showing how to do this.

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      Thanks Lynne, that is great (and thanks for the password reset). I have downloaded the free trial version as I mentioned. I have been fiddling around and it is taking shape, but I wondered what happens at the end of the free trial period when I purchase the software license and professional install? Do I start again or is there any way I can port those changes into the installation?


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        Originally posted by Karenlicious View Post
        Do I start again or is there any way I can port those changes into the installation?
        You cannot port those changes to your own site.

        vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...


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