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vBadvanced Homepage
Mod Version: 1.00, by Tigga (Coder) Tigga is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.0 Rating: (21 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 343
Released: 06 Jan 2004 Last Update: Never Downloads: 272
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Official Support Forums is now open! There you will find more information regarding vBadvanced Homepage, FAQ's, hacks & modifications, and more.

vBadvanced Homepage v1.1 Released! (01.27.04)

vBadvanced Homepage is an advanced homepage / portal that will allow you to include different options from your vBulletin message board on your site's homepage. It also allows you to easily create and manage new pages which are completely powered by vBulletin and vBadvanced. There are over 40 options where you can enable/disable the features, plus everything is template based so it is very easy to customize and change everything through your Admin CP.

  • Login box for members to log in to your site on the homepage.
  • Post News in a forum you specify and have it appear on your homepage.
  • Create new pages in which the content will replace the news section of your homepage.
  • Show the latest threads started in your forum on your homepage.
  • Show a poll and allow users to vote and see the results on your homepage.
  • Shows users avatar, new private messages, and buddy list for members who are logged in.
  • Shows a list of active users.
  • Shows statistics such as total members, threads, posts, top poster, newest member, and today's birthday's.
  • Shows a mini calendar with links to days with scheduled events, and a box with today's scheduled events.
  • Search box to allow users to quickly search your forums.
  • Set and change all options via the Admin CP.
  • Ability to easily switch on/off the polls, users avatar, buddy list, online users, search box, calendar, custom templates, news icons, news comments, smilies, set the maximum number of news posts, and many other options via the Admin CP.
  • Everything is completely template based so it is very easy to customize.
  • Install file that will make all database queries and templates for you in seconds.
  • Uninstalls in seconds.
  • Tested and stable with vBulletin 3.0 RC.
  • 100% validated XHTML 1.0 compliance
A nice feature of vBadvanced Homepage is that it is optimized and designed for large web sites. vBadvanced Homepage performs only 5 queries with all the options turned off. Some options will cause the script to perform extra queries, but even with all the options turned on it still performs only 17 queries at max.

Here is a list of each extra function that will cause extra queries:
  • News - 1 query
  • Latest Threads - 1 query
  • Poll - 1 query (2 if the user has voted)
  • User's Avatar - 1 query
  • Buddy List and/or Online Users - 1 query
  • Mini Calendar - 3 queries (none for the simple calendar)
  • Stats - 2 queries
  • New Posts - 1 query
Screen Shots:
Admin Homepage
Guest Homepage
Admin CP Options

Example Sites:

Updates From v1.01 to v1.1
  • News Archive where you can display links and info about older news posts.
  • Online usere & buddylist now show "Username HTML Markup".
  • Shows subscribed threads in news, news archive, and latest threads.
  • Preivew on Latest threads and news archive (similar to the preview on forumdisplay).
  • Option to display what forum(s) the latest threads were posted in.
  • Poll icon in the latest threads section for threads which contain polls.
  • New option to change the date/time format for news posts.
  • Support for left/right text direction and languages.
  • All known bugs from v1.01 have been fixed.
There are 7 new options in your Admin CP which include:
  • News Date & Time Format (Allows you to change the date/time format for news posts)
  • Show News Subscribed Threads (Shows the "subscribed" icon in the news posts if a user is subscribed to that post)
  • Number of Archived News Posts to Display (Allows you to set the number of archived news posts you would like to display)
  • Show Preview in Archive? (Similar to the thread preview, shows a preview of the threads in the News Arcive section)
  • Show Subscribed Icon? (Shows the "subscribed" icon in the latest threads section for users that are subscribed to that thread)
  • Show Preview of New Threads? (Similar to the thread preview option for the forumdisplay page, it shows you a preview of the thread)
  • Show Latest Threads Forum? (Shows a link to, and the name of the forum the thread is in)
Most every template has changed as well, so it may be necessary to revert your templates and re-apply any chnages you have made.

Help & Support:
Before asking for support, Please read the F.A.Q in the readme file! If you have any problems or questions that are not covered in the F.A.Q. please here, or please check out for priority support. I will be more than happy to help in any way I can if the request for help is made there. Anyone trying to contact me via email, private message, or any other means will be ignored.

This script is 2003 - 2004 and PlurPlanet, LLC.
This hack is NOT to be re-distributed in any way or placed on a website for download without permission.
All copyright notes in the script itself must remain unchanged.

Thanks To:
Faranth & Littlebit for helping test the beta versions and hopefully squashing most of the bugs.

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Old 20 Nov 2004, 12:06's Avatar is offline
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What a fool I am. Thanks!
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Old 20 Nov 2004, 12:54
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GamerzWorld GamerzWorld is offline
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this may of been mentioned before but i cant find it. My Smilies are not appearing on my front page. They link without the /forum . Which file do i need to edit with the full address for the smilies to work
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Old 22 Nov 2004, 08:05
kamu kamu is offline
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Pardon me if this is a stupid question or if I'm missing the obvious here. I just downloaded this for my website, and I'm wondering I've found myself stumped in the whole module thing. First of all, I was advised to go to my "vBa CMPS." I have absolutely no idea what that is. Second, I search through the options in my adminCP, but there is only an option to select 2 modules, which are dependant on 1 template. What if I want a 3rd module?

Specifically, I'm attempting to install the addon module by Zack or "Harrybutt?" which allows me to include my forum contributors. I noticed that the first vBa included a modules directory and a whole lot of files that were not included with this release. So maybe these features are not found in 1.1? Should I have installed 1.0 first?

Thanks, and I appologize if I've made anybody more confused as I am

Upload: contrib.php


vBa CMPS: Add Module

Title: Contrib

File to Include: contrib.php

Templates Used:

Last edited by kamu; 22 Nov 2004 at 08:10.
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Old 06 Dec 2004, 10:59
inshad inshad is offline
Join Date: Apr 2004
can some one help ?

Originally Posted by GOP MissingLink
I've got a very simplified version of my main forum directory on my index page which simply says the names of the forums without any other information. To the left of those is the forum icons.

I'd like those icons to change, the way they do on forum/index, when there is a new, unread post in the forum. Basically, that's a toggle between forum_old.gif and forum_new.gif depending on the status of the forum. I know the code is out there, but I'm not very good at mining it. Can someone tell me how to set this up, and how to make sure that each icon is properly associated with the correct forum?

Thank you!
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Old 29 Dec 2004, 23:49
Join Date: Sep 2003
Real name: Shane Rounce
this is amazing, i can do anything with this!

ill be integrating it into my homepage design over the next couple of days, check it out:

goes to click INSTALL
Shane Rounce - Teen Forums Community Administrator

Email: [email protected]
MSN: [email protected] - Teen Forums
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Old 13 Jan 2005, 05:35
Coriolan Coriolan is offline
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my homepage displays only 2 columns. I know, its a question of style of even coding the index template. I just dont know what to do.

1- I wonder see the latest posts/threads in the center

2- Where is the link to the forums itself?


Last edited by Coriolan; 13 Jan 2005 at 06:27.
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Old 15 Jan 2005, 16:54
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Bloodlust Bloodlust is offline
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Real name: Mike
Dumb Quick Question

I am at the part in the install where it says:

Now open your adv_index.php file in this folder and find:

I opened up that file and found a similar phrase so I got that far. However, Im not sure what Im supposed to put there. At first glance I would want to put because that is the address to my forum but it says not to put a URL in there. What should i put?

Also a second question, whats the difference between this and that CPMS(sp?) Portal management System?
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Old 15 Jan 2005, 17:13
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Zachery Zachery is offline
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Real name: Zachery Woods
If you dont know what to put, leave it as is and upload the file, go to the page and paste the error you recive here.
Looking for ImpEx?
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Old 15 Jan 2005, 18:34
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Bloodlust Bloodlust is offline
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Real name: Mike
Ok I uploaded it, but I never received an error. Also, I go into my Admin CP and I dont see any options to change vb advanced homepage. Also, in a few of my styles, it doesnt show up right. All the ones from that I have that have flash headers, they dont work. Any idea why all of these things arent working??? *Note* My site is not functional at the moment so I need help quick!!

PS - My arcade doesnt work anymore. Whenever i go to play a game it just brings me to the main page. I have the ProArcade installed.

I can offer paid support for whoever can get all of this working.

Last edited by Bloodlust; 15 Jan 2005 at 18:45.
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Old 15 Jan 2005, 22:21
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Bloodlust Bloodlust is offline
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Real name: Mike
Ok update. I installed vBulletin 3.0.5 update, and I uninstalled vBadvanced Homepage and now its all better except for one thing. Whenever I go to play a game it goes to my main page still. Any idea at all of why it would be doing this?
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Old 18 Jan 2005, 00:35
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kall kall is offline
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Real name: Ace
Originally Posted by Bloodlust
Ok update. I installed vBulletin 3.0.5 update, and I uninstalled vBadvanced Homepage and now its all better except for one thing. Whenever I go to play a game it goes to my main page still. Any idea at all of why it would be doing this?
Did you, by any chance, rename your existing index.php to something else, and use the new index.php (the vbA one) in that directory?

If so, of course it is going to go to that page, because arcade.php redirects you to index.php?do=play or something.
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Old 26 Jan 2005, 01:48
skinwalker skinwalker is offline
Join Date: Feb 2003
i am haveing a little problem installing this hack
i have installed it and when i go to home page it wont show nav bar
here is a link to it
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Old 28 Jan 2005, 02:42
kevinnguyen kevinnguyen is offline
Join Date: Feb 2003
everything was alright 1 hour ago (i've been using advcmps for months)
but tonight when i visit my site i got this error

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

my forum is still fine
whats going? help plzzz....
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Old 28 Jan 2005, 02:53
kevinnguyen kevinnguyen is offline
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nvm, i think its my server
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Old 20 Feb 2005, 18:28
tteal tteal is offline
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FYI... worked fine in 3.0.3... I upgraded to 3.0.7 and uhh... now it doesn't work. < DOH! >
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