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  • How do I change how many days of activity the Activity Stream displays?

    How do I change how many days of activity the Activity Stream displays?

    The Activity Stream stores your users activities for a set amount of time in days. You can change the length in which this the history is stored (up to 180 days). By default, you vBulletin stores 30 days worth of activities. Anything older than 30 days is removed from the stream. If you have an active site, you might want to reduce the amount of time it stores to reduce the strain on your server.

    To do this, login to the AdminCP. Once there, click on the ‘Settings’ header, followed by the ‘Options’ link.

    Find the ‘Activity...
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  • How do I change the content tracked by the Activity Stream?

    How do I change the content tracked by the Activity Stream?

    In order to permanently change what your Activity stream displays, you’ll have to have access to and login to the AdminCP. Once there, click on the ‘Settings’ header, followed by the ‘Options’ link.

    Find the ‘Activity Stream’ option in the vBulletin Options menu and click ‘Edit Settings’

    This opens the Activity Stream form. From here, you can change the length of time (in days) that the Activity Stream stores in its history. You can also change what content types the Activity Stream tracks by either ...
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  • How do I filter my Activity Stream?

    How do I filter my Activity Stream?

    The filter in the front end allows your users a certain degree of control over what appears in their activity stream. Please note that this feature does not override the admin settings you implement in the AdminCP. Using the filter is simple. First, login to the site and click the ‘What’s New?’ tab of the site. By default the Activity Stream will be the first option that displays in the submenu. A list of your user’s most recent activities will display on this page.

    To filter the Activity Stream, click on th...
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  • What is Activity Stream?

    What is Activity Stream?

    The Activity Stream is one of the newest and most visible features we’ve added to the vBulletin 4.2.0 release. It’s included in all core installs and is accessible in the “What’s New?” tab. The Activity Stream is exactly what it sounds like, a stream of the latest activities on your site from your users. This can include everything from replies to threads, to articles, to blogs and even newly loaded photos.

    It gives you and your users a quick overview of what’s been going on while you’ve been logged out....
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  • vB 4.0: Template Merging and 3-Way Comparison

    vB 4.0: Template Merging and 3-Way Comparison

    One of the most common complaints about vBulletin's upgrade process is applying the template changes. While the template history feature helped a little bit, it didn't go far enough. vBulletin 4.0 will introduce a feature to make applying template changes much easier: automatic merging and 3-way comparison. Whenever you upgrade, we will automatically look for templates that have changed and see if you customized those templates. If you have, we will automatically try to merge the changes in. If this succeeds, you won't have anything else to do (in most cases). If it fails, your customized template won't be updated--like in vBulletin 3--and you'...
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  • Creating A Test Site (Updated)

    Creating A Test Site (Updated)

    When a new version of vBulletin comes out, there's always a clamour for people to be one of the first up and running with the latest version. While in the case of bug fixes, the need to upgrade quickly is understandable, too often on the forums we see people that haven't considered what effect an upgrade will have on their site. On a personal level, I never upgrade without testing first - this goes for major version changes (i.e. 3.x to 4.x), point releases (e.g. 4.1 to 4.2) or maintenance releases...
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  • Navigation Manager FAQ

    Navigation Manager FAQ

    I can't find the item I created in the Navigation Manager, where is it?

    If you don’t immediately see the item you created in the Navigation Manager, try clicking on the name of the tab that you put it under. The Navigation Manager, by default, only displays the names of the tabs and hides the links and menus in the individual tabs.

    My Item is not displaying on the front page, where is it?

    If a newly created tab, link, or menu isn’t displaying on your front page, the first thing you’ll want to check is whether or not it’s active. If it isn’t active,...
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  • How to Delete a Navigation Item

    How to Delete a Navigation Item

    It’s as simple to remove a Navigation Item as it is to add it. Go to the “Edit” dropdown menu to the right of the item you want to delete and select the “Delete” option. This open a confirmation.

    Clicking “Yes” will remove the item and all items nested beneath it. That means if you have a tab with multiple links and menus, all the links and menus will be removed along with the tab. Likewise, if you’re deleting a menu with multiple links, all the links will be removed as well. If you want to keep those sub-it...
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  • How to Move a Navigation Item

    How to Move a Navigation Item

    Unlike changing the Display Order of an item, moving an item changes its parent. So, if you want to move a link from one tab to another, or a menu to another tab, or even a link in a menu to a tab, this is the article for you. First, find the item you want to move. Then click on the “Edit” dropdown menu to the right of the item and select the “Move” option. The page will automatically reload with the move form:

    Using the ‘Parent” menu, you can now move the item to where ever you want. Afte...
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  • How to Change the Display Order of Your Navigation Bar

    How to Change the Display Order of Your Navigation Bar

    In addition to adding tabs, links and menus to the Navigation Bar, you can also change the order in which these items appears on your front page. To do this, you simply have to change the number in the Display Order to reflect the order in which you want the items to show up. For example, an item labelled 1 will display farther left than an item labelled 2 and so on and so forth. When you're done, click save and the form will reload with your new display order....
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