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Mod Version: 3.0.11 Lit, by thincom2000 (Coder) thincom2000 is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (10 votes - 3.50 average) Installs: 42
Released: 29 Aug 2008 Last Update: 31 Jul 2013 Downloads: 531
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

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We are no longer developing this, a newer version is available here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=309676

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VaultWiki does not bridge from other wiki products (like MediaWiki, etc). It is a wiki product written just for vBulletin.

About VaultWiki
"The powerful editing options in VaultWiki allow your community to collaborate to create and publish content pages for your site. Multiple users can edit the same page, and your staff can moderate changes as they are made. VaultWiki maintains a detailed history of every page, making it just as easy to reverse unwanted changes.

Use to create general site content, user manuals, wikis... VaultWiki works by extending vBulletin's forum and permissions systems - easily create and designate forum areas for different purposes. With a little imagination, VaultWiki can be configured to do almost anything."

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The find out more about VaultWiki Lite's features or to purchase the full commercial version, see the comparison here: http://www.vaultwiki.org/features/

VaultWiki Lite cannot import data from other wiki products. If you want to do this, you'll need the full commercial version.

Requirements:
  • PHP 4.4.0 or higher
  • MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
  • vBulletin 3.6.x, 3.7.x, 3.8.x, 4.0.x
  • about 1 MB of space

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VaultWiki Lite places a copyright notice in your forum's footer on any page where wiki functions are used. You are not allowed to modify the source code or phrases to remove this copyright.

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  #61  
Old 06 Jan 2009, 01:10
Elenna Elenna is offline
 
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I opted to purchase the commercial product after reading the advantages.
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  #62  
Old 24 Jan 2009, 02:10
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does it works with 3.8.0 ???
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  #63  
Old 29 Jan 2009, 05:22
thincom2000 thincom2000 is offline
 
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It is possible to install on 3.8.
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 18:55
XManuX XManuX is offline
 
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Uninstall function doesn't restore initial 'fuctions.php' so if you delete all VaultWiki files, your board is dead (blank page) until you restore original functions.php.
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Old 17 Feb 2009, 23:07
MagiKelly MagiKelly is offline
 
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I would probably end up with the full version but like the idea of trying the lite version just to see how I get on. Is the upgrade process really simple? If it is going to be a hassle then I would probably just go for the commercial one straight away.

Does anyone have a link to the lite version (or the full version) working on their site so I can see how the integration looks?
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Old 23 Feb 2009, 12:50
MagiKelly MagiKelly is offline
 
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So are we saying that no one has installed this and it is not supported?
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Old 23 Feb 2009, 16:29
Kiint Kiint is offline
 
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Originally Posted by MagiKelly View Post
So are we saying that no one has installed this and it is not supported?
The full version is very well supported and in constant development, I'll PM you the details of my site so you can see what I've put up so far (not much to be honest, but the functionality is there)
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Old 23 Feb 2009, 20:27
MagiKelly MagiKelly is offline
 
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Thanks
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Old 01 Apr 2009, 17:35
thincom2000 thincom2000 is offline
 
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Also, the upgrade process is actually easier than the initial install of the lite version, so if you're comfortable doing the steps in the readme here or definitely if you're a coder yourself, I don't see any reason to be afraid to try the lite version beforehand.
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Old 19 Apr 2009, 09:30
e@sy e@sy is offline
 
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Version : 3.8.2
In the settings vaultWiki is set to disable
I called a thread and have an error like this

Warnung: array_flip() [function.array-flip]: The argument should be an array in [path]/vault/special_plugins_newpost.php (Zeile 241)

Warnung: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #2 is not an array in [path]/vault/special_plugins_newpost.php (Zeile 241)
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  #71  
Old 21 Apr 2009, 19:57
thincom2000 thincom2000 is offline
 
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That's most likely caused by a skipped installation step. The lite version is a pretty bad representation of what the full version has to offer. Now that the VaultWiki license agreement has been adjusted, the demo is back up, so I recommend checking it out before frustrating yourself with this "Lite" version.
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Old 27 Jul 2009, 20:15
Big-Pete Big-Pete is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ekantnl View Post
The installation guide is a little bit confusing and there should be a manual that describes step by step what to do and how to do things (in simple English please) but the product is great!
I couldn't agree more! the manual does no more than show you what you've already seen in the admincp... a proper manual and an easier installation / setup process would benefit this greatly...

Originally Posted by Scooty View Post
I have been pretty lucky so far installing most mods but this one seems a bit techincal.
Thanks
This is quite hard to install and setup... I bought the commercial version a few weeks ago and its now been uninstalled..

Originally Posted by Elenna View Post
It does seem rather... tedious to install
I bought the full version of this, it was a nightmare to install, and seemed quite tedious to set up and get working and i could only envisage lots of threads and pm's from members having problems using it, so as said above its been uninstalled...
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Old 28 Jul 2009, 04:43
thincom2000 thincom2000 is offline
 
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I'm still a little baffled by claims like this. While it's true that most of the manual just says "this is option A and this is what it does", the pages most important for achieving core functionality state the necessary information right at the top. Users still have to put 2 and 2 together in many cases, but there is a step-by-step instructions page that gets updated with each new build - a lot of users tend to miss this page. While the install / setup isn't just importing a product file and voila, the instructions do say at the end "Review the Manual".

The Forum Settings page states (right at the top):
Originally Posted by Help:Forum Settings
VaultWiki uses vBulletin forums to store articles for your wiki. In order to operate, the wiki needs at least 1 dedicated "Wiki" forum for each of the following namespaces, should you plan to use them...
While it's on the previous page, the Namespace Manager page discusses that only some forums are usable in this manner, and tells you what the criteria are.

On the VaultWiki Settings page, it tells you what settings you need to fill in before the wiki will work.

These are the only parts of the setup process that I can see being confusing. Nevertheless, for those of you considering paying for the commercial version, these confusing steps leftover from the Lite version's install process were removed in the most recent build.

All users I know who have had frustration setting up the product, but actually stuck with it, love the product and are still happy despite having put up with the old install style. I haven't heard any reports of any-scale community rejection of their wikis.

The manual is visible to the public in its entirety. View it before buying. If you feel like there's enough information there to get you started, by all means install the product. If you feel a bit uneasy and don't feel comfortable asking support questions every once in a while, why are you modifying software?

A new product is always something new to be learned. Didn't they always teach us in school, if you have trouble or don't understand something, ask a question? Rather than get disgruntled and post bad press about a product that otherwise does its job, use the support system and get it explained in a different way.

Most users (I don't know 100% of cases) who have thought to say "I'm having trouble installing. What am I doing wrong?" have gotten a response and thereafter had a successful experience with this product.
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Old 28 Jul 2009, 13:30
Big-Pete Big-Pete is offline
 
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Originally Posted by thincom2000 View Post
but there is a step-by-step instructions page that gets updated with each new build - a lot of users tend to miss this page. While the install / setup isn't just importing a product file and voila, the instructions do say at the end "Review the Manual".
Thats because your site is not the most user freindly, fastest or easiest to navigate site around..

Originally Posted by thincom2000 View Post
The manual is visible to the public in its entirety. View it before buying. If you feel like there's enough information there to get you started, by all means install the product. If you feel a bit uneasy and don't feel comfortable asking support questions every once in a while, why are you modifying software?
Modifying software is only as easy as the instructions given, and the instructions included with the product are poor, this thread is quite old now yet you've still not improved the instructions, one rule you should follow is simply that the customer is always right, and you've had a lot of potential customers and actual customers on here complain and comment about the installation being tedious and the product hard to use and you've not listend at all!!

Originally Posted by thincom2000 View Post
A new product is always something new to be learned. Didn't they always teach us in school, if you have trouble or don't understand something, ask a question? Rather than get disgruntled and post bad press about a product that otherwise does its job, use the support system and get it explained in a different way.
In the school I attended they explained things precisley and clearly, something that doesn't apply to the instructions given by CES..
I installed vbulletin with no prior knowledge at all, it was infact very easy, why?? because they have an excellent user manual that explains things clearly, no need to take time out of a busy day to "ask" for help that should infact be given in the form a useable userguide!

Originally Posted by thincom2000 View Post
Most users (I don't know 100% of cases) who have thought to say "I'm having trouble installing. What am I doing wrong?" have gotten a response and thereafter had a successful experience with this product.
Again, how can you expect people who use your products to have to "ask" you for help that should be given with the product / item anyway
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Old 28 Jul 2009, 21:48
thincom2000 thincom2000 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Big-Pete View Post
Modifying software is only as easy as the instructions given, and the instructions included with the product are poor, this thread is quite old now yet you've still not improved the instructions, one rule you should follow is simply that the customer is always right, and you've had a lot of potential customers and actual customers on here complain and comment about the installation being tedious and the product hard to use and you've not listend at all!!
Again. It's claims like this that annoy me. I have stated time and time again that we do listen to our customers, and if you actually bothered to read the discussions and talk to our CURRENT customers - not customers from 10 months ago or 5 months ago or even 3 months ago that have moved on, and not people in this thread using a Lite version created 12 months ago that is not supported in any way - you would know this.

We have made many efforts to improve usability of our site and our product and the "quality" of the instructions, but the problem comes when claims like this are made: "The instructions included with the product are poor". How is that supposed to help us write better instructions? We have no idea what change should be made when this is all they say.

Thankfully you have mentioned the vBulletin User Manual as a model - we actually modeled ours after theirs. Imagine that. But we didn't want to create a manual with so much information that a new user didn't know what to do with it.

So I ask you again - what, specificially, would make the manual better? As someone who has already given up on the product, you probably aren't capable of answering this, because as stated, we can't make any improvements by guessing on vague charges of inadequacy.

You will notice that I am almost completely ignoring your statement that the web site is impossible to use - everything is available from a single neat page by clicking the giant "VaultWiki" link at the top of the site. And if you can't figure out that you should be looking on the VaultWiki page for VaultWiki information, the site's home page essentially says "click the giant VaultWiki link".

Originally Posted by Big-Pete View Post
how can you expect people who use your products to have to "ask" you for help that should be given with the product / item anyway
Because when someone pays for a software license and they pay for the support that comes with it, how is support supposed to know there is a problem when the customer doesn't say something directly, but instead go post about it in a thread on some other site. Again, this is not taking advantage of the services you have paid for, but rather saying you don't care that you have paid for them.

Now, please get back on topic. This thread is only for discussion of the unsupported Lite version of VaultWiki. Do not use this thread to discuss the commercial version or propagate your personal qualms that should be instead be directed to the commercial product's technical support team.
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