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Old 22 Dec 2008, 23:40
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vBulletin Blog 2.0.0 Release

vBulletin Blog 2.0.0

We're pleased to announce the first stable, supported release of Blog 2.0.x. This version is available immediately from the Members' Area to all customers with active vBulletin Blog licenses.

We'd like to thank everyone that has provided suggestions and feedback or reported a bug for the Blog. Almost all of the new features in this version were added specifically because of your requests. We are sure that you will like the improvements. Not every requested feature has been added as we have to balance time versus benefit.


Some of the new features in Blog 2 include:
  • Blog Customization - users may customize their blogs in the same manner that they can customize their user profiles (introduced in 3.7).
  • Group Blogs - users may allow other users to post to their blog.
  • Sidebar Blocks - users may create custom blocks to display in their sidebar. These blocks can be rearranged by drag and drop.
  • Custom Pages - users may create custom pages to be displayed in their blog.
  • Tags - tag support has been included.
  • Featured Entry Manager - multiple entries can be featured on the blog home page now.
  • Private Entries - users may set specific entries to be private while leaving their blog open.
  • Admin Categories - admins may define categories now.
There are many more new features and enhancements included. You can read more details in my in my blog.

Note: You must be running vBulletin 3.7.4 or later to install Blog 2.0.0


Upgrading/Installing the Blog

Upgrades and new installations of the Blog follow the same process: upload the files and import the XML. After this, you will see a message that your upgrade or install was successful. For full instructions on how to upgrade or install, please see this manual entry.

Template Changes

A large number of templates have been changed when compared with the Blog 1.0.x. It will be necessary to revert affected customized templates or otherwise carefully integrate the changes into your custom versions or new features and existing functionality will be adversely affected. A complete list of the templates you have customized whose original version has been changed by the 2.0.0 upgrade is available within your Admin Control Panel after the upgrade is complete.

Bug Reports

As with any software, bugs will appear. If you find a problem that you believe to be a bug, please don't post about it on the forums where the development team may never find your message, but instead use the dedicated bug tracker to make a report that can be tracked through to completion.

Before reporting a bug, please ensure you are able to reproduce the problem on a board using a default, uncustomized style with all plugins disabled.

About the Blog

vBulletin Blog is a fully featured blogging add-on that enables community members to create their very own online blogs within vBulletin. Giving members a place to post thoughts, ideas and musings will keep users returning to the community again and again, and advanced administration features allow forum owners and moderators to keep control and integrate Blog into vBulletin’s existing look and feel.


vBulletin Blog makes it simple for community members to create their own space within the community. Getting started is as simple as posting the first message (using the same familiar vBulletin editor). There is no lengthy setup process - blog owners are free to personalise their blog at any time by defining a title and a description that will appear at the top of every blog post.Please do not use this thread for support questions.

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Old 23 Dec 2008, 00:30
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thank you
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Old 23 Dec 2008, 08:39
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  • Group Blogs - users may allow other users to post to their blog.
What the annoucement fails to mention is that if you post to a group blog. While your name may be on the entry, you are not getting credit for the entry. If someone looks at your profile, you'll have zero blog entries. Instead the owner of the blog gets credit for all the entries. This is akin to the creator of a social group having his post count go up for entries made in the social group. Sadly, this is "working as intended".
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Old 23 Dec 2008, 16:56
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Didn't say this yesterday, but I installed it and there's been no real problems. And only one template change needed since Release Candidate 1?
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 06:12
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Maybe stupid question but where do i get the vBulletin Blog licence cuz i cant find anything about it on the member section..
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 06:19
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Maybe stupid question but where do i get the vBulletin Blog licence cuz i cant find anything about it on the member section..
You go to the Purchase area, then click Continue to go to the next page.




Originally Posted by Shelby View Post
  • Group Blogs - users may allow other users to post to their blog.
What the annoucement fails to mention is that if you post to a group blog. While your name may be on the entry, you are not getting credit for the entry. If someone looks at your profile, you'll have zero blog entries. Instead the owner of the blog gets credit for all the entries. This is akin to the creator of a social group having his post count go up for entries made in the social group. Sadly, this is "working as intended".
Why is this a bad thing?
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Old 26 Dec 2008, 23:38
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Why is this a bad thing?
Because someone is getting blog count for a blog they are not making...?
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Old 29 Dec 2008, 01:49
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Because someone is getting blog count for a blog they are not making...?
Still not seeing why that's a bad thing. It's still your blog.
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Old 29 Dec 2008, 08:24
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thanks for the update!
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Old 04 Jan 2009, 06:32
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Why is this a bad thing?
Because the author of a blog entry is not getting credit for their effort, nor is a reader able to quickly filter out articles by a particular author. That should be self-evident. There is no serious group blog software on the web -- other than this release -- which does not credit original authors.

What would make sense is keeping stats for group blogs separate of stats for individual users.
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Old 04 Jan 2009, 06:50
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Originally Posted by Ciderhelm View Post
Because the author of a blog entry is not getting credit for their effort, nor is a reader able to quickly filter out articles by a particular author. That should be self-evident. There is no serious group blog software on the web -- other than this release -- which does not credit original authors.

What would make sense is keeping stats for group blogs separate of stats for individual users.
I guess I just don't see the big deal.
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