vBulletin FAQ (37 Articles)

How to change the vBulletin administrator password

In order to change the vBulletin forum administrator password you should load your vBulletin admin control panel and complete the steps listed below: 1. Open the Users -> Search for Users section. 2. Select Administrators from the Primary Usergroup drop-down menu. 3. Click on Find. 4. Click on every administrator's username and set the new […]

How to enable private messages notifications for vBulletin users?

You can allow all vBulletin forum members to receive private messages by running a query under the vBulletin admin area -> Maintenance -> Execute SQL Query. Pick the Yes - Receive Private Messages option from the Automatic Query drop-down menu. Then run the query by clicking on the Continue button. If you want to enable […]

How to enable/disable ‘Email this Page to a Friend’ in vBulletin?

The "Email this Page to a Friend" functionality can be enabled/disabled per user group. You can modify the option from your vBulletin admin panel > Usergroups > Usergroup Manager > Edit Usergroup > Can Use Email to Friend. Pick whether you want to enable or disable the feature for the chosen user group and save […]

How to insert programming source code in vBulletin posts?

Many forum members, especially in the technically oriented forums, need to insert programming source code in their posts. In order to be able to include such a programming code and to highlight the specific syntax the GeSHi (Generic Syntax Highlighter) extension should be integrated in the vBulletin forum. The corresponding product can be downloaded from […]

Remove default http:// from the Insert Link option in vBulletin

In order to remove the predefined http://  string from the Insert Link functionality in the vBulletin text editor open the clientscript/vbulletin_textedit.js file and change the following code excerpts: {url=this.show_prompt(vbphrase.enter_link_url,"http://",true)} (appears twice) and {this.prompt_link("url",url,vbphrase.enter_link_url,"http://")} to {url=this.show_prompt(vbphrase.enter_link_url,"",true)} (appears twice) and {this.prompt_link("url",url,vbphrase.enter_link_url,"")} Also, navigate to your vBulletin admin panel->Languages & Phrases->Search in Phrases. Search for the enter_link_url phrase […]

How to change the posts text color in vBulletin

The posts text color and the quote text color can be changed by entering the preferred color in the .postcontent definition. Check the following example: .postcontent { text-align: right; word-wrap: break-word; color: green; } The variable definition can be altered through your vBulletin admin panel-> Styles & Templates->Style Manager->Edit Templates->Go->CSS Templates->postbit.css. You need help with […]

How to move a vBulletin web site from a subfolder to the root directory

In order to move a vBulletin forum from a subfolder to the root directory for your web site content (e.g. public_html), you should move the forum files and the corresponding subfolders there. Then open your vBulletin admin panel->Settings->Options->Site Name / URL / Contact Details and correct the forum URL in the corresponding field. If you […]

How to change the text color of the image editor in vBulletin

The text color in the image editor can be altered from your vBulletin admin panel->Styles & Templates->Style Manager->Edit Templates->Go->CSS Templates->editor.css. Search for the .editoroverlay.imageoverlay div.imagetarget definition and enter the preferred code in it using the following line: color: COLOR; Replace COLOR with the color name or the corresponding HEX code. The definition will be similar […]

How to modify the posts text alignment in vBulletin

In order to change the text alignment, open your vBulletin admin panel-> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager -> Edit Templates -> Go -> CSS Templates -> postbit.css. Find the .postcontent declaration and enter the following line in it: text-align: justify; The declaration will be similar to the following one: .postcontent { text-align: justify; word-wrap: […]

How to disable the CMS functionality in vBulletin

The vBulletin Suite comes with the following scripts: - vBulletin 4 forum - Blog - Project Tools - CMS You can disable the CMS functionality from your vBulletin admin panel -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products. Also, you can alter the URL of the Home page button from your vBulletin admin panel -> Settings […]

How to remove all tags in vBulletin

In order to remove all vBulletin tags, you should access the vBulletin database and truncate the content of the tag table. Run the following MySQL query: TRUNCATE TABLE tag; (You can run a MySQL query using phpMyAdmin. More information how to do this can be found in our tutorial How to execute MySQL queries with […]

How to edit the vBulletin page margins?

In order to edit the page margins of your forum navigate to your vBulletin admin panel->Style Manager. Pick Style Vars from the drop down menu. Search for doc_margin and enter the preferred values. Save the changes, reload the vBulletin front-end and the modification will be reflected. You need help with an application? SiteGround is specialized […]

How to resolve the Fatal error: Out of memory problem in vBulletin?

If you see an error message similar to the following one: Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 11111111) (tried to allocate 1111 bytes) in your_php_file.php on line 111 it means that the execution of the above php file needs more that the allocated memory. A possible workaround is: 1. Open your vBulletin include/config.php file. 2. […]

How to edit your vBulletin navigation menu color and font?

You can alter the vBulletin navigation menu's visualization components like the background and font colors and the font style from your vBulletin admin panel->Style Manager. Pick Style Vars from the drop down menu. The navbar variables are responsible for the navigation bar visual appearance. navbar_background - changes the background color for the navigation bar. navbar_color […]

How to remove the What’s new tab from your vBulletin menu?

In order to remove the What's new tab from the forum's navigation menu open your vBulletin admin panel-> Styles & Templates->Style Manager->Edit Template->Navigation / Breadcrumb Templates->navbar. Remove the following code from it: <vb:if condition="!$vboptions['selectednavtab'] AND THIS_SCRIPT == 'search'"> <vb:if condition="$show['member']"> <li class="selected"><a class="navtab" href="search.php?{vb:raw session.sessionurl}do=getnew&amp;contenttype=vBFor um_Post" accesskey="2">{vb:rawphrase getnew_tab}</a> <ul class="floatcontainer"> <li><a href="search.php?{vb:raw session.sessionurl}do=getnew&amp;contenttype=vBFor um_Post">{vb:rawphrase new_posts_nav}</a></li> […]

How to configure the gzip HTML output pages compression in vBulletin?

The GZIP functionality will allow you to compress the HTML output of forum pages and reduce the bandwidth usage. You can turn on the corresponding functionality and set the compression level from your vBulletin admin control panel->Settings->Options->Cookies and HTTP Header Options. You can check whether the GZIP compression is supported on your server by following […]

How to make a vBulletin forum private?

By making your vBulletin forum private you will prevent guest visitors from browsing and seeing the forum posts. You can change the access permissions for the Unregistered / Not Logged users from your vBulletin admin control panel->Forums & Moderators -> View Permissions. You should also alter them in your vBulletin admin control panel->Usergroups->Usergroup Manager->Unregistered / […]

How to change the maximum number of vBulletin posts per page?

You can change the maximum number of posts that will be visualized on a page from the vBulletin admin control panel->Settings->Options->Thread Display Options (showthread)->Maximum Displayed Posts Before Page Split. If you have more that the maximum number of posts a navigation link to the next page will be shown under the last one. Using the […]

How to change the maximum number of vBulletin threads per page?

You can change the maximum number of threads that will be visualized on a page from the vBulletin admin control panel->Settings->Options->Forum Display Options (forumdisplay)->Maximum Displayed Threads Before Page Split. If you have more that the maximum number of threads a navigation link to the next page will be shown under the last thread. Using the […]

How to send mass mail through vBulletin?

In order to send mass mail messages to your forum members navigate to your vBulletin admin control panel->Users->Send Email to Users. Limit the number of the messages that can be sent at once. If your account is hosted on a shared server, either contact your hosting provider's support team and ask about the above limit […]