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    We've been using a version 4 forum for a while. It uses a theme obtained from vbulletin.org which was then customized to look like our main Wordpress website.

    Our main site is Wordpress and forums vBulletin. We customized a theme from vbulletin.org to match the Wordpress theme.

    We need a website refresh.

    It looks like vBulletin 5 Connect might be something we could use to run the entire site. No longer needing Wordpress for the non-forum pages. It might simplify style issues.

    Am I right? Are there examples of sites doing this that I could look at?

    Will our customized style be lost during the upgrade?

    Can limit access to some of the non-forum content pages to logged in members only?

    We use Tapatalk to make our forum available in the Apple and Android app stores. Is that what vBulletin's Mobile Suite's about?

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    You can use vBulletin 5 to create content channels that work as Forums, Articles, or Blogs. Unfortunately, we do not provide a way to migrate Wordpress into vBulletin.
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      Originally posted by ailios View Post

      Am I right? Are there examples of sites doing this that I could look at?
      Yes you are. This is an example of a page with two html-widgets based in a tab-widget: https://vbulletin-forum.de/datenschutz
      You could build it easily with the vB5 Sitebuilder.
      This is is a article-page you could use too: https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/articles.

      Originally posted by ailios View Post
      Will our customized style be lost during the upgrade?
      Yes! I would recommand to customize a standard style by css because style-parts could change during updates.

      Originally posted by ailios View Post
      Can limit access to some of the non-forum content pages to logged in members only?
      Yes. Widgets could handle usergroup-permissions

      Originally posted by ailios View Post
      We use Tapatalk to make our forum available in the Apple and Android app stores. Is that what vBulletin's Mobile Suite's about?
      You could build your own apps with mobile-suite and load that up to the apple and android stores.

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