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  • "Hands-Free" Installations and Upgrades

    "Hands-Free" Installations and Upgrades

    If you are familiar with vBulletin, then you have seen our install and upgrade scripts. They can be time consuming and frustrating especially on larger boards. For vBulletin 4.0.9, we have updated these
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  • vBulletin Mobile

    vBulletin Mobile

    Here is a basic FAQ for vBulletin's mobile applications.
    This FAQ will be updated.

    Basics
    What is it?
    The product that will be available is an "app builder",
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  • Mobile API Chain

    Mobile API Chain

    API Chain provide a client to call several methods in a row. The entry of chained API is apichain.php. This implements a client class and apichain.php is actually a client that is able to call API methods
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  • Bookmark Sites Array

    Bookmark Sites Array

    Bookmark Sites Array contains a list of bookmark sites. bookmarksite array contains the following items:
    • bookmarksiteid - [Integer] The Bookmark Site ID.
    • title - [String] The Bookmark Site title.
    • iconpath
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  • Blog_Responsebits Array

    Blog_Responsebits Array

    The array contains a list of blog comments. The sub-array contains:
    • response - [Array]
      • blogtextid - [Integer] Comment ID.
      • userid - [Integer] The ID of user who posed the comment.
      • username
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  • Block Stylevars

    Block Stylevars


    [ATTACH=CONFIG]53468[/ATTACH]


    StyleVar
    What it Does
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  • Stickiness Factors in Forums

    Stickiness Factors in Forums

    I've spoken with many web administrators over the years. All have mentioned the difficulty is not in driving traffic to their sites, but finding the "Stickiness Factor" - the concept of getting
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  • vBulletin Facebook App

    vBulletin Facebook App

    Introducing the vBulletin Facebook App

    An app specifically designed for your vBulletin site to help you engage and expand your community through the use of the Facebook platform - utilizing the
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  • vBulletin Facebook App

    vBulletin Facebook App

    Introducing the vBulletin Facebook App
    An app specifically designed for your vBulletin site to help you engage and expand your community through the use of the Facebook platform - utilizing the
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  • Forum Buying Guide

    Forum Buying Guide

    This is a detailed buyers guide for purchasing forums.

    Value of Forums
    Forums are like a commodity. It would be considered the "Gold" standard of the website acquisition
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