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vbHome (lite) - your vBulletin(powered) main homepage
Mod Version: 1.00, by TECK (Coder) TECK is offline
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vB Version: 2.3.x Rating: (16 votes - 4.88 average) Installs: 1398
Released: 30 Mar 2002 Last Update: Never Downloads: 40
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vbHome (lite) 4.2 Released (coded for vBulletin 2 only)
vbHome (lite) will create a vBulletin(powered) homepage for your web site.
The advantage of this script is that you can interact better your web site with vBulletin. Fully customizable through vBulletin templates, it's very easy to achieve any look or web design you want.
You like the vB.org main homepage? With a little editing of vbHome (lite), you can achieve the same look.

Important Update
Please update your footer link to the new web site:
cpublisher.com
The old link (teckwizards.com) has expired.
Thank you.


Why choose vbHome (lite):
- vBulletin known stability and flexibility
- high quality php code (entirely original, not ripped)
- true XHTML and XML compliant
- template based
- extremely easy to install (vBulletin style installer)
- easy to write your own add-ons and modules


What's Hot with vbHome (lite)
Search Engine Indexer Add-On v1.4 Released [download]
This is an enhanced version of curent Search Engine Indexer, that I released here at vB.org site.
The add-on will work ONLY with vbHome (lite) 4.x.
I followed the same tradition, the script is true XHTML compliant, that's why I added the logo at the bottom.

Visit our archive to see the new look.

vbHome (lite) installed at AVS Forums web site!
AVS Forums is a community with over 53,500 active members (1500 online users, almost every day) and over 1,600,000 posts in a 5GB database.
They recently switched to vbHome (lite) due to the script performance.
Visit their page to have a look.

vbHome (lite) is now featured at HotScripts.com.
The Support Forums are open. You want to see vbHome (lite) live? Go here.
I can help you on the support forums only. Other users might (and should) help you also here. However, on the forums we have several forum leaders specialized on vbHome (lite) issues that will solve your problem in no time.

vbHome (lite) won the HOTM award.
Thank you for your votes and encouragements. Read more here.


New Features for vbHome (lite) 4.2
This an important release, due to performance. Here it is what is new in vbHL 4.2:

1. optimized the queries for large boards
2. added the backend.php file (XML feeder, so you can syndicate your news and forums)
3. made a new installer, easier to use

Keep in mind that the new installer is all-in-one tool.
It will let you install, uninstall, update the old threads that are not displayed correctly and also update your templates, if you upgraded your vBulletin version.
Also the XML feeder will let you syndicate the news and latest forum discussions to any RSS compliant tool.
The most popular ones are Trillian and KlipFolio, but you can also import it in others.
Check the TW.com Instructions Page to see how you can set it up.

Upgrade to vbHome (lite) 4.2 (from 4.1)
Do NOT start adding crazy stuff from old vBulletin header, footer, etc. It will not work. Instead check the code changes and edit them accordingly.
Since vbHL 4.x changed completely related to the variables usage and templates code, you will need to uninstall the old version and re-install the new one. To do this, follow those steps:
1. Uninstall the current version script using the OLD install file.
2. Delete all OLD files from your server.
3. Open the NEW readmefirst file and follow the instructions.

In conclusion, upgrade asap.
You don't have anymore the old file? The only version still available is v3.8.

Code Hacks
vbHome (lite) is the first hack that will have hacks made for it, here at vBulletin.org.
So go ahead and switch the "hack" button on, for vbHome (lite). The users will enjoy it. Read more at the support forums.


Copyright and Permissions - ARE YOU READING THIS?
1. You are NOT allowed to REMOVE or MODIFY the copyright text at the bottom of the page, or to ALTER in any way the URL links listed there.
First, vbHome (lite) uses vBulletin functions, so it's part of it. If you must keep the Jelsoft copyright at the bottom of your vBulletin forums, then it should be present also in vbHome (lite) page(s). The only part you can remove from the copyright is the vBulletin and vbHome (lite) version, same like in your forums.
If you paid the $600US fee to have the vBulletin copyright removed, then you have permission to remove also the vbHome (lite) text and link.
Second, is the time I consumed on this script to provide you with a free, reliable and performant piece of software. If you use it, all I ask in return is to leave the links intact.
Click here to see how it looks the copyright note at the bottom.
2. You are NOT allowed to REDISTRIBUTE the contents of the .zip file.
3. You are NOT allowed to post any parts of the code either here on the thread or somewhere else.

Basically you follow the same rules as vBulletin does, if you are not allowed to post pieces of code from vBulletin, then the same rule apply to vbHome (lite).
4. You are NOT allowed to COPY ANY PARTS of the code and use it for distribution.
In other words, you can run the script for personal(web site) use only. No part of the code may be copied, altered in any way, then distributed in a different package. This includes removing any part of the code to be included in any other version or re-release.
5. You are allowed to add, remove or modify any part of the included code.

If you do NOT agree, please do not install this script.
If you are not happy with the rules listed above, please feel free to install other similarly scripts that will add on your page 50-100 queries and crash your server. The code I made can cope very easy with a large amount of users online, in fact is optimized for large web sites.


Installation Tips - ARE YOU READING THIS?
I have provided support to those that have had problems, that insisted that they did indeed read the help file, when in fact they did not, because when I went through the steps with them, they realized they missed something, ALWAYS.

Support will only be given to those that have thoroughly read the readmefirst.htm file included with the script.
All of your questions are specifically answered in this file. If you continue to have problems, it's because:

A. You did not read the included help file.
When you read it, take the time to read every line of it, not just what you like.
B. You edited the code incorrectly.
Mixing the "BELOW ADD" with "REPLACE WITH" expressions is inadmissible, that's English, not Chinese.
C. You were in a rush to install this and missed a step.
Take a coffee or whatever you want and 30min of your free time and the script will install without a hinch.
D. All of the above.

If you want to display nice locations in your online.php file, like for example Main Index and Forum Main Index, read more here.
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NOTE: As a thank you for using my script, please click on the INSTALL button.
You will receive updates in your e-mail, whenever I add new features to it and it will let me evaluate better the quality of my hacks.
Also post a reply with your comments. Your opinion is important to me.

BEFORE YOU ASK A QUESTION, SEARCH THE THREAD OR THE SUPPORT FORUMS.
I will not answer anymore to any questions in this thread, that's why we have forums.
CANNOT GET THE LATEST VERSION? CLEAR YOUR BROWSER TEMP FILES.
Why did you scrolled down without reading the copyright?? Scroll up and read the copyright. Thanks.


Important Update
Please update your footer link to the new web site:
cpublisher.com
The old link (teckwizards.com) has expired.
Thank you.

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  #826  
Old 03 Oct 2002, 10:39
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Originally posted by Smoothie
RPG= Roll playing games.
Well, there's your explanation

The most wellknown RPG is Dungeons&Dragons made by Wizards of the Coast. Check www.wizards.com/dnd for information

D&D is fantasy themed, but there are also RPG's set in the future, or even in the past (Call of Cthulhu - a favourite of mine).
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Old 03 Oct 2002, 11:01
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Got a request for you TECK,

If a user does NOT have permissions to edit the poll, the link doesn't show up right. That's cool.
But if a user ALSO doesn't have permissions to post messages in the poll thread, the "Discuss this poll" also doesn't show up. That's cool as well, EXCEPT for the fact that there's still an empty <td></td> cell at the bottom of the Poll block.

Think you can tweak this out? If you don't understand, look at the bottom of the poll block on my site. You'll see a really small empty cell.

Last edited by LeeCHeSSS : 03 Oct 2002 at 11:09.
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Old 03 Oct 2002, 11:06
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Yes, my son is big into the RPG scene.
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Old 03 Oct 2002, 11:20
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I just discovered that using vbHome requires 2 additional template changes:
In "head_newpm" find
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and replace it with
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

There are two instances which BOTH need to be changed.

If you do not perform these 2 template changes, you will be redirected to a 404 page whenever you have an unread PM and click OK on the "You have a new private message. Click OK to view it, or cancel to hide this prompt." dialogbox that pops up.

TECK, I suggest you add this in the readmefirst.txt in the zip.

Last edited by LeeCHeSSS : 03 Oct 2002 at 11:24.
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  #830  
Old 03 Oct 2002, 12:40
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Originally posted by LeeCHeSSS
Got a request for you TECK,

If a user does NOT have permissions to edit the poll, the link doesn't show up right. That's cool.
But if a user ALSO doesn't have permissions to post messages in the poll thread, the "Discuss this poll" also doesn't show up. That's cool as well, EXCEPT for the fact that there's still an empty <td></td> cell at the bottom of the Poll block.

Think you can tweak this out? If you don't understand, look at the bottom of the poll block on my site. You'll see a really small empty cell.
aha.. well i will fix that.. ty for letting me know.

the $bburl pm's were fixed a while ago. always deleted your temporary internet files before you download a file with the same name... at vb.org.

i finally finished the v3.3. working on the install instructions, making a really nice and clean readmefirst.htm file...
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Old 03 Oct 2002, 12:46
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Odd, cos I downloaded the latest download on a computer that had never been on vb.org before

Oh well, it's fixed now, so we're all happy.

Only got 1 more thing to do (add a couple of useful/navigational links in the $home_welcomeuser template) for my vbHome layout, then it's finished
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Old 03 Oct 2002, 13:09
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hehe... you think is finished???
nope. the new version fixes another poll bug that it was occuring sometimes... also there are few other minor bugs fixed...

after all i dont think i will make an upgrade file, is to much hassle and the new options will not be in order, the way they suppose to... so back to the same story, uninstall > install.

i hope you guys are not gonna make the same mistake like the last time.. uninstall using the new installer script.
MAKE sure you uninstall with the OLD script, then install a fresh v3.3 copy onto your server.
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Old 03 Oct 2002, 13:23
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I meant: My layout will be finished.

vbHome has too much room for more features to ever call it "finished"

And if we're going along the uninstall/install route, could you be so kind to somehow indicate what exactly has changed between versions code-wise? (since I don't feel like having to redo the templates all the time)
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  #834  
Old 03 Oct 2002, 13:52
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Password Request

Hi,

I'd like a password for vBulletin Home Lite. My forums are at http://64.224.111.214/forums. Thanks!
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  #835  
Old 03 Oct 2002, 13:53
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i fixed the empty <td> row you told me about it.
moving on with the instructions.. you will love how clean and easy is now to read and follow the readmefirst install instructions...
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Old 03 Oct 2002, 13:55
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pseudocode, i'm just about to release v.3.3
working on the instructions. as soon as i release it you will have the password as well as 2 other members who request it...
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Old 03 Oct 2002, 14:03
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TECK, if you ever need help with writing the English instructions, don't hesitate to ask me. Even though it's not my native language (I'm Dutch), my grasp of the language is at a level where I often correct native english speakers in their flaws.
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Old 03 Oct 2002, 14:08
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thank you!
as you noticed, i make grammar mistakes.... i'm romanian, is normal...
however i use a spellchecker for that, just to make sure...
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Old 03 Oct 2002, 14:10
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Originally posted by TECK
pseudocode, i'm just about to release v.3.3
working on the instructions. as soon as i release it you will have the password as well as 2 other members who request it...
Cool!! I'm lokking forward to it. Thanks!
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Old 03 Oct 2002, 14:21
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yeah my url is http://www.hackerdome.net/board cheers
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