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Mobile, Cell, Phone, PDA, iPhone Style
Mod Version: 0.0.10a, by dartho (Coder/Designer) dartho is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.2 Rating: (64 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 1045
Released: 28 Mar 2008 Last Update: 28 Jul 2008 Downloads: 9981
Supported Additional Files Translations Is in Beta Stage  

vBulletin 4.0 version here:

A very cut back style with very low bandwidth usage which renders well on pretty much all small screen devices from old Nokias to new iPhones.
  • Supports viewing/posting/replying in forums
  • Supports Private Messaging
  • Supports Tags (viewing, not adding)
  • Supports viewing and replying to messages in Social Groups
  • Supports Thread Prefixes
  • has an add-on product to customise here: Extend and Customise Mobile Style (It is recommended that you install this also, but not required)
  • Supports other stuff too ....

  • If you are installing this on a vBulletin version higher than the current 'supported' version, and wish to get rid of the Out-of-Date Custom Templates Found! errors, see Post #329 for more information...
  • I suggest you also install this add-on to this style to get more out of it...
  • To modify the colour scheme of this style, you have to edit the wireless.css file by hand
  • If you use a portal such as vbadvanced which you wish to disable in mobile style, see here

Release Information
  • Version 0.0.1 - Initial release ported from my 3.6 version here
  • Version 0.0.2 - Added auto quoting when replying to a post
    - fixed "Up" link bug
    - Added 'Posted via Mobile Device' message to new posts
    - couple small non - critical bugs fixed in some links
  • Version 0.0.3 - No change other than change version to 3.7RC2
  • Version 0.0.4 - Updated with security tokens tages for forms submital, and Gold version
  • Version 0.0.5 - fixed navbar template "Home" link (you will need to edit this if your default forum page is not index.php)
  • Version 0.0.6 - added ad_hook locations, fixed page titles, fixed couple small bugs
  • Version 0.0.7 - Added Style chooser to UserCP, Post count to threads, Search Page, Attachment Sizes, More detailed time info, viewing/voting in polls, other stuff too probably
  • Version 0.0.8 - now has an addon to customise certains aspects of this style - see HERE
  • Version 0.0.9 - updated template version numbers to to 3.7.2 - no other changes have been made
  • Version 0.0.10 - Now Fully Phrased (thanks Keyser Soze) Other updates included so its add-on product can do more customization
    Both this style and the addon will have the same version numbers - it's best to make sure you update the add-on when updating the style.
  • Version 0.0.10a - fixed small bug in footer template

Install Instructions
  • Save attached XML to your local computer
  • Save attached wireless.css.txt, rename to wireless.css and upload to your forum root
  • In AdminCP go to "Styles and Templates"
  • In the "Import Style XML File" section browse to where you saved the XML
  • Click "Import" button
  • Come back to this page and click "Mark as Installed"
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Old 27 May 2008, 20:02
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RCK RCK is offline
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
"Mobile" is appended to the title on forum home, and forum/thread names are used in other pages (since last version I think?)
I was speaking of the "header" template, in order to display <board name> Mobile at the top of the html table

Cool about all admincp triggers you are speaking about, it seems promising

One final think, the modifyoptions style template modification of Crimm would be a better addition than quick link chooser (javascript should be avoid for mobile device), this also could be added to admincp triggers !
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Old 27 May 2008, 23:08
dartho dartho is offline
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Ah - that was actually in the header at one stage, must've got lost along the way!

Crimm's suggestion also requires javascript - if it is working, then then entire vbulletin javascript must already be included somewhere. You can of course copy the code I pasted up into the modifyoptions template if that's where you want it.

If someone is using a mobile device without javascript enabled then the style chooser won;t actually do anything - which is probably a good thing as a device/browser that doesn't support javascript would probably have heart failure if presented with a full vbulletin style!
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Old 28 May 2008, 19:29
swissbob swissbob is offline
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I still don't have any adsense appearing
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Old 28 May 2008, 20:09
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RCK RCK is offline
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Crimm modifyoptions template doesn't require javascript !
I mean, it only add the style selectbox into the option page, which is saved by clicking on the form input button: 'save change'.

ps: it's true that full vB js code would kill any mobile device
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Old 28 May 2008, 21:00
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Hello dartho, here are another suggestions.
(I got very active mobile members )
  • Stickies thread doesn't display the time.
  • Polls are not displayed with their topics on the mobile skin. Currently i need to open these topics in the normal skin to be able to participate in a poll.
  • In todays page, the number of posts are not displayed.
    (user comment: Extreme high prices for mobile bandwith usage has the effect i'd rather view topics with fewer posts. Plus call me strange but i found it much easier to figure out if i'd read a topic by the number of posts than by who made the last post.)
Many thanks
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Old 28 May 2008, 22:22
dartho dartho is offline
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RCk - You're right *slaps head I'll keep the other suggestions in mind for the next update

@Swissbob - mine are showing up now, not all the time and not in every thread but they seem to be working. I don't actually use advertising on my site and was surprised when I saw them when browsing from my phone yesterday!
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Old 29 May 2008, 21:01
callumbush callumbush is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Hi Dartho,

Hope you're well?

If I am viewing a thread with multiple attachments, this style doesn't work great as it lists each attachment in one single line (i.e. it doesn't indent them), which makes the page extremely wide and therefore you have to zoom to view it (I was using Opera mini btw).
There is also no gap between the names of each attachment, which makes them even harder to read/distinguish.

Also, you cannot see how big an attachment is. It is really important to know this if you are using the phone as data charges are extortionate.

Can these be fixed in the next version? (I'm using an old version so they might be fixed already?)


1) - I'm very new to vBulletin and i'm not sure how I update to the newest version, can you advise?

Many thanks

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Old 30 May 2008, 03:48
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SemperFideles SemperFideles is offline
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Real name: Rich
Great work. I like the new colors. Quick question: I'm using vBadvanced CMPS and have a left sidebar associated with search.php (among others). The older version of the mobi somehow excluded the sidebar when this theme was selected. Is there a way to disable the CMPS for this theme?
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Old 30 May 2008, 04:09
dartho dartho is offline
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@CallumBush - to upgrade, I usually install fresh each time, test, and then delete the previous version when I am happy with the new one. It's safe, you can revert back to using a previous version with no trouble and you can test a new version whilst keeping the old one running for you members.

@SemperFideles - Thanks

To disable (in a manner of speaking) vBadvanced, edit the adv_portal template in the mobile style and replace it's contents with the following or something similar:

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

I think previously I had the adv_portal template edited to only show the centre column.

You can do this by removing the left and right column block conditionals in the template in your mobile style. Find and delete the following 2 blocks of code:

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

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

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Old 30 May 2008, 04:40
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SemperFideles SemperFideles is offline
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Thanks Dartho. The second option solved the problem. The first option sort of puts it into a "loop" since I have vBadvanced integrated into forums.php. Any page with that integrated would be redirected to forums.php so deleting the columns did the trick!
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Old 30 May 2008, 13:23
dartho dartho is offline
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I got the next version ready to go with many of the suggestions incorporated (no companion product yet though so some things still have to wait) - anyone care to test it for a day or two before I release send me a PM. I'm one of very few mobile users on my site so my 'live' testing isn't that thorough ...

Added search page (replace online link for search), added more attachmenst information, added more time information, added number of posts in threads, drank some beers...

Screen real estate is pretty limited on devices, and I dont; have labels for things such as the number of threads. I'm open to suggestions on how to display information. Bear in mind I want to keep this style usable on a wide range of devices.

many thanks
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Old 31 May 2008, 08:08
tekguru tekguru is offline
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The guys just advised they get the vB 3.7.x security token error warnign if trying to delete a post from the mobile portal.

P.S. Quite happy to test the new version as we have a lot of mobile users.
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 00:25
dartho dartho is offline
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Here's a pre-release which has had incredibly little testing. Use at own risk and let me know how it goes and I'll release...

also added basic poll viewing/voting in addition to the mentioned updates a couple posts back


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Old 02 Jun 2008, 05:41
tekguru tekguru is offline
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And installed!
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 19:08
tekguru tekguru is offline
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Comments on the Alpha style from my team....

Mobile Portal appears to have gone loco!

When clicking on NEW POSTS get prompt for login for realm "development".


.. can get to front page - but cannot click on new posts.
I'm showing no new posts - except this one. Also have a visitor message showing as new that is definately old.

My issue is on the standard web page just to identifiy it.

This post appears to have disappeared from the list of posts - just after I edited my comments.
Mobile portal appears to load and then up pops the login page for the site above.
ok its back - this post and the other "new" ones are showing again - now I am confused
it's still prompting me for that development password
If it is prompting for a pword for a REALM, that is a Linux term... Same as the windows DOMAIN...
Hope that makes sense! Needless to say we had to switch back to the prior version.
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