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  • Widgets

    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 following page allowing you to choose from a pre-defined list of Widgets or to create your own (please see attached PDF file for a description of each of these widgets):

    From this screen, select one of the Widget Types then give your Widge...
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  • Grid & Layout Manager

    Grid & Layout Manager

    The vBulletin CMS allows you to customise your layouts to suit your needs. These layouts can then be used in different Sections of your CMS to give each Section it's own look - couple this with it's own style (see this article on how to change these in your Sections) and you can really start to give your CMS a sense of individuality.

    Creating a New Grid

    To create a new layout, you first need to create a Grid - if you don't already have a Grid you wish to use. A Grid controls the general layout of the contents in a section using elements such as columns, sidebars, headers and footers. Once a Grid has been created, you can then customise what is shown within the Grid using the Layout Manager.

    Firstly, to create your new Grid go to:

    AdminCP > vBulletin CMS > Grid Manager > [Add New Grid]

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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:



    To rename a Section, simply remove the contents of the 'Name' field and enter the new title you wish to give it. Then, change the SEO URL Alias value to match the Section name and edit the Metadata Information box to reflect the changes also:


    Once you've updated these details, simply press the 'Save' button and your changes will be applied:


    When making changes to the CMS Sections, it's always advisable to Clear the CMS Cache and this should be done after each of the actions in this article. To do this, access AdminCP > vBulletin CMS and press the Clear CMS Cache Option:


    Each Section can have a different layout as defined in the CMS Layout Manager in AdminCP. To change the Layout, simply click on the 'Layout' dropdown on the Section Edit page:



    Each Section within the vBulletin CMS can have it's own style defined to it and the articles within that Section. Once you've created a style you wish to use for a specific Section, you need to assign that style to the Section itself. From the Section edit screen, simply change the dropdown to the style you wish to use for that section:


    After making either of these changes to the Section, click on 'Save' then clear the CMS Cache in AdminCP.

    Each Section can
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  • Create Sections

    Create Sections

    This guide will help Admins to create and edit sections within their vBulletin CMS. Sections are used to organize your articles, build menus and apply layouts to your content. ...
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  • CMS Slideshow Widget

    CMS Slideshow Widget



    I couldn't find a simple step by step guide on how to implement a slideshow onto the vBulletin CMS so I decided to create one. This tutorial was created for a few people who've pm'd me about how to implement the "Nivo Slider."

    This is a very quick and simple tutorial on how to create a CMS Slideshow Widget on your vBulletin site. This utilizes the open source "Nivo Slider" and has been optimized for the vBulletin CMS.



    You can see more examples of it here...
    http://nivo.dev7studios.com/theme-demos/

    For proper installation, please make sure you follow all steps in order.


    Instructions

    ______________________________________________________________


    Step 1 - Download and Edit Files
    • Download and extract the "slideshow.zip" attachment from this article (located below).
    • Important!- Edit the "style.css" file(inside css folder) and change all the "http://www.yourvBulletinsiteurl.com" to your vBulletin site url.



    Step 2 - Upload Files
    Upload the "Slideshow" folder to your vBulletin root directory via FTP.


    Step 3 - Add Template
    Go to your vBulletin Admin Control Panel -> Style Manager -> Add New Template

    Input the following....
    Title:
    :
    vbcms_slideshow
    Template:
    :
     
     
        vB Slideshow 
         
         
     
     
    
             
                 
    
    
    
    
    
    
                 
             
         
         
     
     
    $(window).load(function() {
        $('#slider').nivoSlider({
            effect:'slideInLeft', // Specify sets like: 'fold,fade,sliceDown'
            animSpeed:250, // Slide transition speed
            pauseTime:8000, // How long each slide will show
            startSlide:0, // Set starting Slide (0 index)
            directionNav:false, // Next & Prev navigation
            directionNavHide:false, // Only show on hover
            controlNav:true, // 1,2,3... navigation
            controlNavThumbs:false, // Use thumbnails for Control Nav
            controlNavThumbsFromRel:false, // Use image rel for thumbs
    captionOpacity:1, // Universal caption opacity
            keyboardNav:true, // Use left & right arrows
            pauseOnHover:true, // Stop animation while hovering
        });
    });
    ...
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  • Create a custom PHP page in vB-CMS

    Create a custom PHP page in vB-CMS

    What is this How-To about?

    Goal is to integrate a custom PHP page into the CMS with which - as far as I can tell - one can achieve most (or even all) things that were possible by creating a custom page for the old forums. This is not as easy as it could be, but it can be done. I will use the custom PHP-Widget for this.
    With the availibilty of the php content type in vB 4.0.4 this article has become deprecated.
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  • Promoting Articles from the Forums

    Promoting Articles from the Forums

    One of the innovative new features on vBulletin 4.0 Publishing Suite is the cross-publishing "Promote to Article" functionality.

    In the spirit of promoting content discovery, we wanted to create features that will allow content to flow between Forums, Blogs, and Articles. For example, there might be a really popular post in the forums, but unfortunately it is buried inside page 13 of a thread. We will now have an option (if you have permissions) to “promote” a forum (or blog) post as a new article on the homepage.

    Here's how it works:
    1: Users with permissions to publish a forum...
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  • How to Create a New Article

    How to Create a New Article

    Here's a quick visual guide on how to create a new article with the CMS.

    1. Create New Article Button: Navigate to the section you want the article to be published in. Click on the “Create a New Article” button. This will open an article form.


    2. Article Title: In the "Add/Edit Article" screen, enter the title of your article in the “Title” textbox.
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  • Getting Started with CMS Documentation Files (PDF)

    Getting Started with CMS Documentation Files (PDF)

    To help accelerate learning and mastering the CMS features in the vBulletin 4.0 Publishing Suite (beta 3) product, we put together an updated set of "Getting Started with CMS" documentations.

    There are 5 PDF documents and I think this might be the right order to read them:
    1. CMS_Sections.pdf (spilt into 2 pdf files)
    2. CMS_Permissions.pdf
    3. CMS_Articles.pdf (spilt into 2 pdf files)
    4. CMS_Widgets.pdf
    5. CMS_Grids_&_Layouts

    And if you missed my past blog post on "Skinning your vB4 Forum in 10 Easy Steps", you can go here and download the PDF and example style:
    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/entry...-10-Easy-Steps
    ...
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  • Managing CMS Section and Content

    Managing CMS Section and Content

    Here's a quick Visual Guide on how Manage Sections in the new CMS.

    1. Editing a Section: If you have permissions to manage a Section, as you hover over the Section title, a pencil icon will display.

    After clicking the pencil icon, you will be taken to the Section Edit page. Here's what you will see:

    2. Section Name:
    Enter the Section Name
    3. SEO URL Alias: This is the SEO Friendly URL. By default, if this is blank, the system will automatically copy the section title.
    4. Section Layout: For each section you can define an individual section layout.
    ...
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  • Welcome to the new CMS. Read me first.
    Don Kuramura
    Welcome to the new CMS. Here's a quick guide of the different areas of this page.

    1. Section Navigation Widget. This widget allows you to go to different sections. The "plus icon" means that this section has sub-sections. Clicking on the "plus icon" will display the sub-sections.
    ...
    Tue 11th Mar '14, 3:04pm
  • Promoting Articles from the Forums
    Don Kuramura
    One of the innovative new features on vBulletin 4.0 Publishing Suite is the cross-publishing "Promote to Article" functionality.

    In the spirit of promoting content discovery, we wanted to create features that will allow content to flow between Forums, Blogs, and Articles. For example, there might be a really popular post in the forums, but unfortunately it is buried inside page 13 of a thread. We will now have an option (if you have permissions) to “promote” a forum (or blog) post as a new article on the homepage.

    Here's how it works:
    1: Users with permissions to publish a forum...
    Tue 11th Mar '14, 3:04pm
  • How to Create a New Article
    Don Kuramura
    Here's a quick visual guide on how to create a new article with the CMS.

    1. Create New Article Button: Navigate to the section you want the article to be published in. Click on the “Create a New Article” button. This will open an article form.


    2. Article Title: In the "Add/Edit Article" screen, enter the title of your article in the “Title” textbox.
    ...
    Tue 11th Mar '14, 3:04pm
  • Managing CMS Section and Content
    Don Kuramura
    Here's a quick Visual Guide on how Manage Sections in the new CMS.

    1. Editing a Section: If you have permissions to manage a Section, as you hover over the Section title, a pencil icon will display.

    After clicking the pencil icon, you will be taken to the Section Edit page. Here's what you will see:

    2. Section Name:
    Enter the Section Name
    3. SEO URL Alias: This is the SEO Friendly URL. By default, if this is blank, the system will automatically copy the section title.
    4. Section Layout: For each section you can define an individual section layout.
    ...
    Tue 11th Mar '14, 3:04pm
  • Widgets
    Trevor Hannant
    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 following page allowing you to choose from a pre-defined list of Widgets or to create your own (please see attached PDF file for a description of each of these widgets):

    From this screen, select one of the Widget Types then give your Widge...
    Fri 21st Oct '11, 4:40am
  • Grid & Layout Manager
    Trevor Hannant
    The vBulletin CMS allows you to customise your layouts to suit your needs. These layouts can then be used in different Sections of your CMS to give each Section it's own look - couple this with it's own style (see this article on how to change these in your Sections) and you can really start to give your CMS a sense of individuality.

    Creating a New Grid

    To create a new layout, you first need to create a Grid - if you don't already have a Grid you wish to use. A Grid controls the general layout of the contents in a section using elements such as columns, sidebars, headers and footers. Once a Grid has been created, you can then customise what is shown within the Grid using the Layout Manager.

    Firstly, to create your new Grid go to:

    AdminCP > vBulletin CMS > Grid Manager > [Add New Grid]

    Th...
    Wed 19th Oct '11, 5:03am
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