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  • vBulletin 5 Database Best Practices

    vBulletin 5 Database Best Practices

    This is part of a best practices series to manage your vBulletin installation. The database is the heart and soul of your vBulletin site. All content and user information is stored in the database. Protect the database and you protect your site. This document will go over the creation and usage of a MySQL database for the use of vBulletin 5 Connect. If you have shared hosting and are provided a web-based control panel like cPanel, you will need to access your hosting provider's documentation on how to carry out these operations. This document assumes a general familiarity with the command line operations of your Operating System. All commands listed assume that you are accessing your server via SSH. ...
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  • vBulletin Password Handling

    vBulletin Password Handling

    Note: vBulletin Cloud sites cannot use custom password schemes at this time. The core security of your site is the User Password and how it is stored. In the beginning, vBulletin used a simple MD5 hash to represent the password. However as Floating Point Processors (i.e. GPU and ASICs) have become more powerful, this method proved to be risky and reduced security. If we significantly changed the password scheme, then users wouldn't be able to login and would need to change their passwords fir...
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    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Wed 16th Jan '19, 1:17pm.

  • Setting the perfect full screen background.

    vBulletin Screenshot showing full width background.

    CSS allows a full screen background. However it requires a little setup in vBulletin. Add this code to the css_additional.css...
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    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Wed 6th Jun '18, 9:09am.

  • Recovering a hacked vBulletin Site

    Recovering a hacked vBulletin Site


    Having your site hacked is something no owner wants to experience due to the fact it takes quite a bit of effort to fix, often times requiring payment to a experienced third-party when a owner feels inundated by the sheer amount of work required to troubleshoot and remedy the situation.
    • Site has been defaced - This is the most blatant form of hacking where your sites pages have been replaced with a very disruptive and sometimes rude message from the hacker themselves.
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  • The vBulletin Mobile Suite v1.2 is Now Available

    The vBulletin Mobile Suite v1.2 is Now Available

    According to the most current industry data, mobile web usage is not only here to stay, but it’s fast becoming the preferred mode of internet browsing for more and more people around the world. The global web community is “going mobile”, and now you have the opportunity to position your forum on the cutting edge of this trend.

    The vBulletin Mobile Suite is a premium mobile solution that allows for the creation of branded mobile apps customized specifically for your forum. The Suite...
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  • Widgets


    vBulletin's CMS allows you to create smaller applications that fill in the Layout content. Where the Layout used organizes the Widgets and orders how they appear, it’s the individual Widgets that define what sorts of data are displayed. Widgets can be added, deleted, and edited through the Widget Manager in AdminCP.

    Creating A New Widget

    To create a new Widget, go to AdminCP > vBulletin CMS > Widgets:

    Clicking on Create New Widget will open the f...
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  • Editing Sections

    Editing Sections

    There are a number of different elements of a Section in the CMS that you can edit, including (but not exclusively): - renaming - setting a specific style - changing the layout - changing what's viewed in a Section As opposed to creating a Section, these changes are made via the user visible, or 'front end', side of the CMS. For all of the following, you need to go to the Section page you wish to edit and click on the pencil icon beside the Section name: ...
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  • FAQ: How to install CMS in Root, Forums in subdirectory

    FAQ: How to install CMS in Root, Forums in subdirectory

    Have you been pulling out your hair trying to figure out how in the world to simply install the vBulletin Suite's CMS or "portal" page as your front page in the root directory (e.g. ) and your forums in the forums directory? (e.g. ) Well, here's the How To guide, courtesy of me after trying to figure what all the confusing instructions in 48 different places meant. I've just done this clean install on a fresh site and it appears that it works......
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