About David Ahmad
CEO & Founder of vBSocial.com
David Ahmad is a visionary technologist, innovator and entrepreneur. No matter what the status quo of technology is out there, David is always looking to make it better. He’s leveraged and developed new technologies that have allowed him to grow his sites to millions of uniques monthly.
Chief Technology Officer of ConceptArt.org
ConceptArt.Org is a creative community and leading entertainment industry portal with nearly 500,000 registered members worldwide and millions of uniques monthly.
Chief Technology Officer of Katapultent.com
Katapultent offers ultra-exclusive services for the High-Profile Lifestyle.
- 2500+ Students taking “How to build a successful forum from scratch”
- 7+ Years of Web Experience
- Bachelors Degree in Engineering
- Grown multiple websites to Millions of Uniques per month – Organically.
- Hundreds of Happy Clients
- Developed/Overseen/Responsible for over 60 premium plugins/themes created between vBulletin 4, vBulletin 5, WordPress, BuddyPress, bbPress (wtf )
Honors and Rewards:
• 1st Place Undefeated Men’s Soccer 2014
• 1st Place in Men’s Tennis Singles 3.0 Tournament 2010
• 1st Place in FSU Intramural Men’s D1AA Soccer League 2010
• 1st Place in Men’s Tennis doubles 7.0 Tournament 2011
David Ahmad holds a Bachelors Degree of Science in Engineering. He enjoys playing soccer and tennis on his free time when he’s not coding up a storm. Today he is responsible for business operations from initial design, to product conception, coding, security, marketing, R&D, and managing bright developers.
He believes that every site will and must transform into a “social network” of their specialty. Sites that don’t do this will simply become number 2. We envision Web 3.0 as sites being built about the users and how they will dynamically perform per user.
Our software creates a responsive culture within the site. No matter how your site monetizes, vBSocial brings proven, and effective results for thousands of sites world-wide by keeping members longer on sites, and more attentive to what is going on.
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How soon do I get access to download?
Immediately after purchase. Proceed to downloads tab.
Do I need a subscription to use vBSocial vBulletin plugins and themes?
No, you don’t! You can cancel your membership and use our plugins and themes for as long as you like, no subscription required! Ongoing memberships are only required for support, upgrades, new releases, security updates, and videos.
Can I use your VIP plugins on my other sites?
You should have a license for each site. For discounts on large numbers of sites, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I customize your plugins and themes at will?
Yes, everything we do is for you, so you can customize it as much as you want.
I have vBulletin 4 but plan on vB5. Do I get access to your vBulletin 5 mods?
VIP currently covers vBulletin 3,4 and 5. If your a lifetime VIP, or a VIP at the time, you’ll have access to the vBulletin 5 mods as they are released.
Um, isn’t this too good to be true?
We thought you might ask that We can do this because we are the largest vBulletin provider on the web, and consistently invest membership fees in improving the business. So it’s 100% true, we’re the real deal!
I need on-site services such as installing modifications, maintenance and private consultation, do you do that?
We now provide on-site service services. See here. Keep in mind, if their is something functionally wrong with your modification, we fix that as part of VIP Support, and release that into the VIP console.
From: $79.00 / month
vBulletin and WordPress Bridge
Facebook Groups and Pages to Forums (vB5)
vBSocial Super Theme – Hybrid Plugin
vBSocial Forum Theme (Legacy)
Go Green Theme
New York Times Bundle
Pixel Premium Ultimate
Seemless integration with vBulletin 4
- Drag and drop images to vBulletin 4
- Drag and drop files to vBulletin 4
- Files work with existing vBulletin attachment system
- Allows for multiple or single images or files to be dragged and dropped into vBulletin
- Seemless integration with usergroup permission uploading
- Security is seamless with vBulletin’s uploading permissions. Control which files can be uploaded and not uploaded with vBulletin’s admincp settings
- 1 minute installation.
- Overwrites 1 default vBulletin file**
Can I see a demo?
Try it out over on our forums:
I installed it but drag and drop doesn’t work?
(Only do this if drag and drop isn’t working. Newer forums have this set by default.)
You have to do two things. First, login to your Admin CP and go to vBulletin Options -> vBulletin Options -> User Registration Options, scroll down to Message Editor Interface and switch it to Show Enhanced (WYSIWYG) Editor Toolbar. Save – this will set it as the default for new users.
Next, to change the setting for existing users, go to Maintenance -> Execute SQL Query. Under Automatic Query scroll to the bottom and select Show Enhanced (WYSIWYG) Editor Toolbar. Click continue, and you’re done.
If it tells you that you don’t have access to execute SQL queries you need to open up your ./path/to/forums/includes/config.php file and change the setting for “$config[‘SpecialUsers’][‘canrunqueries’] = ”;” to include your user id. For example, if your user id is 1 you would change the line to read…
$config[‘SpecialUsers’][‘canrunqueries’] = ‘1’;
Hope that helps!
automatic query: Show Enhanced (wysiwg Editor Toolbar)
Drive more monetization in vBulletin Subscriptions
vBSocial VIP Posts was built based on a need to drive more subscribers into our subscriptions, or VIP area. Only other “VIPs” can view VIP content. The fact of the matter is you can turn any group into a “private usergroup” in which only the users from usergroups you choose can view their posts.
If the user does not exist in the usergroup that is allowed to view posts by that usergroup, those users are then prompted to signup to your specific subscription of choice in order to view.
Works on all memberships and products. Use at checkout. Valid until:
BuddyPress Newsfeed Plugin Features
- Drag and Drop Image Uploading
- Multiple Image Status Posts
- Notifications on the Fly
- Ajax filtering, sorting, grouping of buddypress friends, buddypress groups, buddypress updates, buddypress posts
- Ability to comment on BuddyPress Statuses
- Ability to see post featured images in buddypress feed
- Ability to customize sidebars and notification links
- Seamless integration with BuddyPress and WordPress
- Seamless integration with BuddyPress Social Network plugin by vBSocial
- Seamless integration with BuddyPress Messaging System
- Seamless integration with Facebook Connect and posting
- Seamless integration with mentions, friend requests, and much more BuddyPress
And much more. See video above for more in depth feature demo
Everything you need in vBulletin 4
Lets be honest. Not everyone wants to migrate their large forums over to vBulletin 5. There are too many uncertainties.Will my SEO ranking stay the same? Are the same plugins available. What about all my custom configurations and themes? Not only that, there is so many plugins in vBulletin 4 that allow me to virtually create anything at the moment, why does it make sense to move to vBulletin 5. And thus, this plugin was born, essentially creating a modern vBulletin 4 platform on top of the existing infrastructure.
Faster page loading for vBulletin 4
With a new vBulletin “ForumHome” remastered, the pages render faster, and allow for a more pleasant browsing experience for everyone.
Ajax Loading for vBulletin 4
No more clicking to navigate to view more content. vBSocial Modern Forums loads new content on the fly without having to navigate across boards.
Drag and Drop Image Uploading for vBulletin 4
Easily drag multiple images onto our new editor so your users can add attachments faster, the modern way.
Better content sorting for vBulletin 4
Because the data is now sorted in a tabular format, you can sort all your threads by popularity, rating, views, activity and much more with a simple click.
Works with existing installations of vBulletin 4
It takes 2 minutes to install this plugin, and 2 minutes to quickly transform to your new modern forum. Not everyone wants to move to vBulletin 5.
More interactive and social
Content gets buried on your vBulletin 4 site. With the new system, there are many new ways of discovering new and old content.
Works perfectly with vBSocial Social Network/Notifications
Our plugin has been tested to work with our main plugin vBSocial Social Network.
Create Threads from anywhere!
You can now create threads from the forum home page, as well as the category pages. This allows for more content creation, as content is king.
Color coding of categories
Easily configure your forum categories to look a certain color. By default, we automatically color code them for you based on your themes colors.
The future of forums is here.
Posts sorted by your activity.
Category displayed with multiple Latest Threads showing
Post from anywhere
Latest Posts view
Inspired by Discourse.
Allow tipping between users of your vBulletin forum
Incentives for your users to create quality content
This plugin is great for increasing quality content across your site. Encourage members to post quality posts, and in return for that, users will receive virtual currency, which in turn can be traded for real money, and/or bit-coins.
This plugin allows the admin of the vBulletin forum, to easily install Dogecoin symbols in every post, which will allow forum users who read that post, to quickly discover the users dogecoin address. Once another user knows the original posters Dogecoin address, they can send “x” Dogecoins, to tip the user.
Multiple Locations to place Dogecoin
Place it in the postbit legacy, or postbit. Or if you want it in the postbit footer. Very flexible and no coding necessary.
What are Dogecoins?
Read this getting started guide. (FYI) We did not create this virtual currency.
Whys’ this free?
We believe in open source too! And we also want to show that we believe that Dogecoin is a great currency. Therefore, vBSocial.com is here to support and back this plugin…which may have an outreach to thousands of vBulletin forums out there, ultimately, touching millions of users, with your help by sharing it.
Can I donate to this project?
Yes, our dogecoin address is: DUAJZonBbzo69N4mrxbH8u72WAv2gek48E
Buy and Sell Dogecoin at this official exchange:
Real-Time Sitewide Activity
Improves Site-wide Activity
Every user is tracked through the sidebar, activity, including new posts, comments, and awards they get on your WordPress site. This plugin combined with vBSocial Social Network will truly skyrocket the activity your site is recieving as well as improve user experiences.
Improves User Navigation
User have trouble knowing what is going on your website. The sidebar directs them to high areas of activity, as well as recent activity.
Integrates perfectly with our other plugins
This sidebar is specifically built for WordPress and our social network plugins. Integration is tight, and tested for quality.
Direct commenting through sidebar
Increase comments on your WordPress site, as this sidebar is no ordinary sidebar for WordPress. Click or hover, to comment on recent activity items.
Boost User Content Generation
Allow your users to easily create pages based on your sites niche. Users can create pages around music, businesses, art, games, sports, and much more.
Improves SEO and Traffic
With more content, you’ll get more traffic and listings indexed into Google.
Keeps users engaged
Its’ impossible to predict how much a plugin can affect your site when its’ as good as the users who create pages on it. The more users you have, the more pages will be created. The more pages created, the more your users stay on your site, and activity grows.
Social, and personal.
This plugin is inspired by Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google all in one. Theres’ a special user friendliness about the plugin, getting inspiration from the popular social networks, but combining their best attributes.
Directory of Pages
The most active of pages stay on top of our directory. No more “boring” link directories. This directory uses both images, and pulls the number of followers on your page.
Integration with vBSocial NewsFeed, vBSocial Social Network, and more.
We believe its’ important for our plugins to seemlessly integrate with each other. We’ve developed them with that in mind. Your users will be able to get notifications from their pages, as well as updates on their newsfeed on whats’ important to them and their friends.
vBSocial Gallery is the most powerful, all in one social gallery. No longer will your users have to browse through many photos in a non-attractive, non-standard way.
vBSocial Gallery sets the standards of photo viewing by providing two main themes. A facebook-like inspired gallery, and a google+ style inspired gallery.
What Matters Most
Whether you like Facebook or Google’s way of displaying photos, both designs are built into the plugin to enhance user friendliness.
Seemlessly tie Facebook, Disqus or Livefyre comments to the photos.
Build awesome photo galleries with Infinite scroll
Its’ designed for userbility in the sense that users already know and love the feel of the experience from Facebook and Google.
Clean facebok-like widgets for displaying variations of your galleries.
Easy compatibility with most existing photo galleries. It allows for easy integration into any wordpress page, by creating a shortcode per gallery, which can be added onto any page or post.
And much more…
Security Monitoring for your Server
We believe in real time security.
The most experienced administrators understand that the more you know about your server at all times, the more at ease you are. Security is a huge issue on all servers, small and big companies alike. Everyone has experienced a breach of some sort on their server at one point.
What is vBSocial Monitoring?
vBSocial Monitoring is a stand-alone, powerful WordPress monitoring plugin, that will send an email, whenever a file is changed, modified or added on your server.
You don’t need to be a wiz to setup this plugin. Simply set how often you want to monitor your server and the extensions that you want monitored.
The plugin pays for itself
Even just an hour of downtime could mean lost traffic, lower SEO rankings, and even lost profits. Did you know hackers tend to not “destroy” your site the first day they’re in. They usually upload files first to download your file directory and database. Then they deface it and sometimes destroy it. vBSocial Monitoring is proactive in the sense that you’ll know exactly when someone has added bad files to your site.
Emails can be send directly to your phone
If your like us, we hook our email alerts directly to the Gmail account connected to our smart phones. Meaning, the second a file is changed on our server, we know on our phones and can decisively take corrective action if breached. Most Androids and Iphones are set up with email alerts.
Easily schedule thousands of photos and posts to your social pages
We believe hitting all keys of social media efficiently and effectively is the key to coming on top of your competitors. Having a strong social media presence is extremely important to creating a lasting brand.
Scheduling made easy
vBSocial Scheduler is the smart way to managing Social Media. No need to hire a social media manager. This plugin does it all for you. Grab 1000 photos related to your site. Zip them all in a folder and upload them using our plugin. Then schedule them at an interval to post every 10 minutes, 5 hours, 3 days etc.
Increase Social Traffic to your Page and to your website
Using an auto scheduler to auto post will drive more traffic to your page. Simply hashtag the text that gets posted to every image, and anyone viewing those hashtags will view your image, thus directing new traffic to your page and website. Its easy, it costs zero advertising dollars, and you’ll get likes for free.
Spend 1 hour, and let the plugin run for months
Depending on how many images you upload to your server, and the interval you set, you can upload images with specific text attached to them, or hasha
Why pay for a monthly service?
Why pay for a monthly service like Hootsuite when you get better features for a plugin that runs on your server, and you only have to pay once.
AutoPost Images and WordPress posts to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
Our aim is to make this plugin your social media manager. Not only can you mass batch posts, but you can auto send your new wordpress blog posts to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter with a quick button.
About vBSocial Fake Stats
Ever wonder how big forums and boards like ESPN, Warrior Forum, Digital Point and others started. At one point or another they did what some people call “Fake it till you make it.” Every massive board has done this at one point or another to while they were just getting started. Its’ called social proof. If other “people” are on the forum, then they want to join in too. But if no one uses the forum, or appears to be using the forum, no one will join.
The fact is, forum work is extremely tedious to start off with. Its’ like building a snowman. At first, the snowball takes time to get round, and get big. But once it is big, and you continue to roll it, it just gets’ bigger and bigger. And you can stop using fake stats at that point.
So what does Fake Stats do for vBulletin?
Everything! It shows:
2.0 is out!
New Feature: Show entire usergroups users as always online
New Feature: User id’s that always appear online (like admins)
New Feature: How many times a user is online (username, #)
New Feature: Which usergroups can see fake stats
- Fake member count
- Fake user count
- Fake date
- Fake registered usernames on vBulletin “Whats’ going On”
- Fake # of thread count
- Fake # of posts count
- Fake time of greatest number of users online
- Ability to show as many fake usernames in whats’ going on
- Preset usernames, over 30, already listed right on plugin installation
- Ability to turn on and off specific settings.
- Ability to show real usernames with fake usernames
- When user clicks on fake username, link goes to register, or have no link at all.
One location for all your scripts
Why install 10 plugins to add Google Analytics code, MyBlogLog tracking code, Google Webmaster verificaton code, MyblogLog, cometchat,verification code, tradedoubler verification code (and so on…) on head of footer section of your forum pages?
With Header and Footer plugin you can just copy the code those services give you in a centralized point to manage them all.
- This script allows you to put your header and footer scripts in one place, which then applies it to all your themes. Stop altering those theme templates one by one for every theme you own. This gives you a clean header and footer textbox to add your scripts in admincp options.
- Manage the head section code
- Manage the footer code
- Manage the Facebook og:image tag
- Manage codes to be added before and after post content (social buttons, ads, …)
A Guide That Will Change Your Ranking Approach
I have discovered a very solid technique that is a white hat way to rank anywhere between #1 and #5 in Google very easy. Anyone can do it, and its’ very effective, especially when you create great content to go with it.
The fact is, when you rank #1 -#5 in Google, you will sell way more product, and attract a tremendous amount of traffic towards your site. Its essential for making your business survive.
So you are wondering how do you do this? Whats’ the secret. I will explain in great detail how to do this in a doccument that you will receive following the purchase. You won’t rank overnight, but I will say you’ll rank rather fast and it works as opposed to many techniques that you read about these days.
Its’ so effective, that I normally wouldn’t charge, but its a huge value proposition. Being #1-#5 will get you more sales, and can turn your failing business, to an instant mega-maker.
Q: Can you rank in the top spots even against sites with 5-7 years of experience.
A: Yes its possible. Will it be harder? I think so, but I’ve seen massive jumps in rank changes due to this technique, and I have been many sites with 5-7 years.
Q: Why aren’t you doing this more? Getting more keywords
A: Its’ a very focused approach, and I have limited time and resources. However, I am doing this everywhere around my businesses.
Drive Registrations Up
The plugin is smart, lightweight, and built for driving registration levels up. Guests that land on your site, will see this clean, registration call-out that will lead them straight to your registration page.
Its’ powerful because its’ completely built using pure text, and no images, meaning Google will understand what it does better. In addition its’ completely customizable to your website. It demonstrates to visitors how quickly they can register. Customize this to your sites needs.
Use it as a Call Out to Buy Your Products
Besides using it as a register button, you can also call out users to buy a certain product, or subscription on your site. Change the register button to a “buy now” button.
Clean and Elegant
Easy to use, and field tested on all our websites, we love it because it only shows up for guests and on the forum home page. Its’ discreet, yet very effective.
Installation of Wordpress vBulletin Bridge
Wordpress vBulletin Specs
WordPress vBulletin Integration Registration Sync
The integration is complete! New users on WordPress are created on vBulletin, and new users on vBulletin are created on WordPress. Both databases harmoniously talk to each other, and sync tightly.
Post Sync between WordPress and vBulletin
Any new posts on your WordPress can get posted to your forum category of choice on your vBulletin and vice versa. We’ve thought of everything.
Replies copied between WordPress and vBulletin
Replying to a thread in vBulletin, and you’ll notice it gets replied as a comment on that WP Post.
Avatar and Profile Pictures between vBulletin and WordPress are the same
Theres a nice option that allows you to decide if you want your users to have the same avatars across the two platforms.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does this modify any core files of vBulletin or WordPress?
No, it doesn’t. Best of all its’ extremely easy to install. The installation occurs through our WordPress plugin, and it does all the work between both platforms.
Q: Does this modify any of the configuration files of vB or WP?
Having issues with the plugin:
1. Most of the time, the issue is resolved by adjusting either the forum domain to match WP ( http://domain.com is not the same as http://www.domain.com) or changing the vb cookie domain setting from blank to “.domain.com” so that cookies can be read from www. urls.
2. Ensure your forum path is correct in wp-vb settings of wordpress
3. If you disable wp-vb bridge, be sure to disable plugins its has created in vBulletin by going to vBulletin Admincp>
BUILD YOUR OWN SOCIAL NETWORK
We believe every site will and must transform into a social network of their niche. Sites that don’t do this will fall behind in traffic and user activity.
Wield our plugins to create a social network on WordPress and vBulletin.
One widget to rule them all
Whoever said you needed 10 widgets for all your RSS and Social feeds. vBSocial Lifestream solves the issue of too many widgets taking too much space, and allows your users to focus on one area, which can drive all your external, and even internal feeds. You can combine your Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Youtube, and other social media feeds along with RSS feeds all into one widget.
Its’ works with both the CMS and forum sidebar and is flexible with all sorts of column widths.
More about vBulletin 5
History of the Forum Community Software vBulletin 5
vBulletin Solutions and Jelsoft Enterprises have created proprietary Internet software for forum community. Both vBulletin Solutions and Jelsoft Enterprises are subsidiaries of another company, Internet Brands. vBulletin 5 has been written in the language of PHP and it uses MySQL as database server.
John Percival and James Limm were running a website using the forum software of UBB.classic, which was based on VB Forums in 1999. They found the software to be inadequate for their needs and hence, they created their own solution in PHP using MySQL in 2000. Initially, they were planning to use their software only for their forum. However, when others began to show interest in their solution, they released a paid first version of the software, vBulletin 1, after founding Jelsoft.
As the demand grew for the software, they brought in two more developers, Mike Sullivan and Freddie Bingham, with Percival remaining the lead developer. They released vBulletin 2, which became highly popular. Jeremy Hutchings joined them when they were working on vBulletin 3 version. Jelsoft released vBulletin 3 in 2004 and vBulletin 3.5 followed in 2005 to address certain shortcomings in 3.0 version.
Jelsoft released a stable version of the forum software, vBulletin 3.6 on August 3, 2006. The company announced on July 4, 2007 that Internet Brands had acquired Jelsoft, enabling substantial additional investment for further improvement of the software. However, Mike Sullivan, Jeremy Hutchings, Scott MacVicar, and Kier Darby, long-time developers in the company left the company in 2009.
The company appointed Kevin Sours as lead developer, Don Kuramura as product manager, and Ray Morgan as general manager in 2009. BBC reported on July 22, 2010 that the vBulletin software had a serious flaw and any individual was able to access the username and password of vBulletin database easily. Consequently, Internet Brands initiated a lawsuit against XenForo in the courts of England and Wales, adding Kier, Ashley, and Mike, founders of XenForo on October 4, 2010.
Subsequently, it filed another lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in California on October 29, 2010. Finally, Internet Brands won the case, when XenForo announced on February 27, 2013 that they had reached a confidential settlement with Internet Brands. vBulletin became the exclusive proprietary software of Internet Brands. The latest version is vBulletin 5.
General Features of vBulletin 5 to Build Forum Community
The stable version of vBulletin forum product is vBulletin 5 Connect. The general features of vBulletin 5 includes built-in applications, seamless integrated experience, search engine optimization, control panels for every role, user/member management, flexibility, standards compliance, and support. Each one of these features offers certain functionalities.
Built-in applications are for discussion forum, groups, polls and blogs. Seamless integrated experience is through single permission system, single administration control panel, creation of a continuous style or theme across forum, blogs, and articles. Search engine optimization (SEO) is possible through SEO friendly URLs, custom description tags, and custom META keywords.
Control panels for every role are available through admin controls, moderator control panel, user control panel, unified permission system, and power template engine for advanced customization. vBulletin 5 Connect has adequate flexibility through metadata, interface localization, URL rewriting, and extensible user profiles. vBulletin 5 Connect standards compliance includes compatibility with PHP v5.4 and content syndication with XML, Atom, and RSS.
User member management in vBulletin 5 Connect is available through multi-user system having unlimited permissions and roles, member groups, security, granular privileges, problem notifications, SSL compatibility, captcha, email verification, admin control panel news manager, login ‘Strike’ system, email and password changes requiring current password, and compliance with the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
The forum features of vBulletin 5 Connect are forums, users and usergroups, threads, posts, user options, admin and board maintenance, moderation, member features, attachments, styling and templates, template engine and layouts, avatar options, privacy and permissions, language and phrase management, general, and help and FAQ.
The blog features included in vBulletin 5 Connect are blog control panel, full customization, and full control. vBulletin 5 Connect is available at a cost of $249 for new licenses and at $209 for upgrades from previous vBulletin versions. This software provides unique capabilities to build community websites. vBulletin 5 Connect facilitates high level of content creation, simplified site management, and more engaging content discovery. The new Site Builder of vBulletin 5 Connect makes it easy to build and manage a community forum site, with customizable page templates, in-line site editing, and drag-and-drop configurations.
Specific vBulletin 5 Connect Forum Features
The specialty of vBulletin 5 Connect is its unique forum features. The forum features include forums with unlimited hierarchy of forums as well as private forums. The threads of the software enable thread and forum subscription with optional email notification, admin tools such as edit, move, delete, make sticky, lock, etc, and option of email page to friend.
The user and user group features contain user registration options, user banning either by name or by IP, and enabling of Global Ignore user to ignore or hide all posts by a specific user from view of other members. This last feature gets added automatically to all the user ignore lists. Further, it has facilities for unlimited moderators and SuperModerators, and permission system based on users, usergroups, or forums.
The posts feature of vBulletin 5 Connect supports BB code in all posts and HTML in posts. It also offers smiles, avatars, and WYSIWYG standard editors for all posts as well as private messages. Users could attach images as .gif, .jpg, etc. and store them on filesystem but this feature is optional through Admin CP. Other features are optional preview of posts, polls, post reporting to moderator, counting of user posts, and admin tools such as edit, move, delete, etc.
The member features include member profile pages. Other members could view this information from the member list. The profile includes custom user title, date of birth, URL home page, location, instant messaging medium, biography, occupation, VB version, interests, and other custom fields for users that the administrator defines. This feature allows the members to upload pictures which could be viewed in the profile of the user. Private messaging, friends list, birthdays of members shown on forum home, who’s online and signature editor are also available.
Styling and templates contain powerful templating system, support of conditionals in the templates, and provision to create multiple styles that could be applied to different users and forums.
Private messaging includes private message tracking and private message filling in custom folders. Many other features are available as forum features in vBulletin 5 Connect to build a useful community forum website.
Specific vBulletin 5 Blog Features
The blog features of vBulletin 5 Connect are highly helpful in building a community forum site and post blogs or control the posts by others. The main blog features of vBulletin 5 Connect are blog control panel, full customization, and complete control over the forum site and the blog posts.
The blog control panel enables the members to control all aspects of their blogs, right from permission control as who could view or comment on the blogs to complete management of all blog categories, subscriptions, trackbacks or pingbacks, and draft posts. The blog owners could also moderate any or all comments on their blogs.
Further, the blog features of vBulletin 5 Connect are totally customizable. The blogs use the highly powerful templating system of vBulletin 5 Connect and it inherits color schemes and styles automatically from the forum for comprehensive out-of-the-box integration. It has anti spam feature with complete support for stamping out comment spam with Akismet anti-spam service.
The blog features of vBulletin 5 Connect provide total control by allowing the site owners to integrate with the usergroup permission system of vBulletin and regulate creation of blog posts by specific users. Further, the enhancements provided to the admin control panel of the vBulletin help administrators in having comprehensive control over the entire system.
vBulletin 5 Connect possesses dynamic tools to discover contents. The content modules are customizable for enhanced content discovery, so that users could go deep into the site. The search function of vBulletin 5 Connect has been reengineered to improve the quality of the search results substantially, increasing the power of content discovery.
The latest UI is sleek and provides enhanced social functionality such as new user profiles, groups, integrated messaging hub, comments functionality, real-time updates, social content curation, etc. Further, vBulletin 5 Connect comes with expanded capabilities for photos and videos, so that user could post them quickly, resulting in higher amount of content in the site. User profiles offer engaging aggregation of photos and videos that they post. vBulletin 5 Connect also offers an integrated version for mobile phones so that smartphone visitors would stay for more time in the site and return frequently.
A sleeker memberlist
The best memberlist for vBulletin 4 and 5, the userlist re-defines the way your users will find other members. Its light on load, and searches are on the fly, improve your community with this epic modification.
Does this work for large, very active VIP sections?
- Untested for large VIP sections.
Can it slow the forum down?
- Data is transferred simultaneously back and forth between the forum category and Facebook. If a lot of data is being transferred all the time, it can slow it down, surely, depending on the Facebook server that is connecting to your site.
How do I prevent unauthorized users from viewing my VIP Data on Facebook?
- Make the group secret
Can users who do not use Facebook Connect, but are allowed to go in my VIP, can they still go in?
- Yes, we have built a setting to allow that. Select yes in settings.
Does existing VIP data sync before I install this mod
- No, only after you start.
How do I find my Facebook Group ID?
- This site can help you.
Privacy in mind
Whether you have a public Facebook Group, private, or secret group, this modification will act accordingly. If your group is secret, it will ask a Facebook user trying to access the forum category to login with Facebook to verify they have credentials. If not, they won’t be allowed in.
Drive more revenue and customers
This mod alone will quickly pay vBSocial Lifetime off. Use this as a bonus feature for your members to join your paid VIP section. We’ve noticed that the more features you offer to your paid section of a forum, the more members are receptive to it and join.
Easy customization and set-up
If you ever used vBulletin’s Facebook Connect, then you have 90% of the set-up done. Next step is to go to the Forum category of your choice and link that to the Facebook Group ID of choice.
Image, Text, and Video Syncronization
We understand that images are worth 1000 words. Thats’ why we’ve developed that in mind. If a user posts an image in the forum using bbcode, or someone posts an image on Facebook in the group, it will show on both sides.
Designed for VIP and private forum sections
Spoil your VIP’s with another exclusive benefit! Or give your moderators, supergroups a communication channel connected to Facebook. Specially developed for an exclusive section on your forum, it will easily connect any forum category of your choice to a Facebook Group. Anytime someone posts in your Facebook group, it will be posted in your forum, and vice versa!
- Unzip files from VIP Console
- Place files in FTP relative to their directory
- Upload .xml provided to product manager
- Proceed to do file template edits.
- If your a VIP, make sure your logged in to see additional template edits on this page.