PacktLib: vBulletin: A Users Guide

Building Forums with vBulletin

Credits

About the Authors

Preface

Introduction to the vBulletin Board

What is vBulletin?

The vBulletin Advantage

vBulletin Licensing Options

Example vBulletin Sites

Summary

Installing and Configuring vBulletin

Requirements

Installing vBulletin

Troubleshooting

The vBulletin Control Panel

Importing Data into vBulletin

Default Usergroups

Securing vBulletin

Help & Support

Summary

A Tour of vBulletin

The vBulletin User Experience

The vBulletin Administrator Experience

Forum Management

Branding

Summary

Customizing Your vBulletin Board

Types of Customization

CSS Modifications

Phrase Modifications

Template Modifications

PHP Code Modifications

Hacks

Summary

Administering Your Forum

Setting Up a Forum

Super Administrators

Other Changes to the config.php File

Maintaining the Database

Some Maintenance Issues

Smilies

Avatars

Summary

Upgrading vBulletin

When to Upgrade

Preparing for Upgrade

Migrating Changes

Uploading the Files

Running the Upgrade Script

Testing the Upgrade

Unveiling the Upgrade

Summary

Changing the Look of vBulletin

Styling vBulletin

Template Lifecycles

Editing the Default Style

Adding a New Style

Making the New Style into the Default

Distributing a Style

Installing a New Style

Summary

Developing a Hack

Hacking vBulletin

Making the Changes

Hack Distribution

Plugins and Products

Summary

Programmer's Reference

Default Usergroup Settings

Default vBulletin Database Tables

Moving Servers in Six Easy Steps

Graphics

Global Post Text Find and Replace

Programming Standards

Summary

vBulletin Directory Structure

vBulletin Directory Structure

vBulletin Directory Structure

vBulletin Resources, Hacks, Add-ons, and Templates

vBulletin Resources, Hacks, Add-ons, and Templates

vBulletin Resources, Hacks, Add-ons, and Templates

vBulletin Resources, Hacks, Add-ons, and Templates

vBulletin Resources, Hacks, Add-ons, and Templates

vBulletin Resources, Hacks, Add-ons, and Templates