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XenvB4 (Formerly ProjectvB4)
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vB Version: 4.2.5 Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 11
Released: 10 Jul 2020 Last Update: 07 Nov 2020 Downloads: 43
Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Is in Beta Stage  

  1. Works with "Forum only" vBulletin version. Suite version still is not supported.
  2. RTL support is currently limited.
  3. I can't guarantee that it will works with any 3nd party addon. No errors but the templates will not be responsive.
XenvB4 (formerly ProjectvB4) is not just a responsive style, but a full framework adding new features to vBulletin 4.2.5
  • Responsive, mobile first design
  • Redesigned important pages
    • Forumlist
    • Threadlist
    • Showthread
    • User Profile
  • New Modern Features
    • Modal profile popup
    • Search Panle
    • User menu Panel
    • Navigation Panel
    • Advanced Footer
    • Forum Cover Photo
    • Forum Icon
    • Facebook style Profile Cover Photo
  • Included Add-on Modules
    • Donations
    • Mailinglist
    • Memberlist
    • Cookies
    • GDPR Compliance
    • Legal Agreements

Installation



XenvB4 installation is pretty easy if you follow the instructions below, step by step.
  1. If you've installed any version (Alpha or Beta) of ProjectvB4, uninstall it !!
  2. Unizip the file and upload all the files and folders from upload/ folder, to the directory where you've installed vBulletin. ATTENTION !!! If you've renamed your admincp/ directory, or if you've the admin files in a different directory, then you need to upload everything from admincp/ to your real admin directory.
  3. Go to your admincp and first import the new style from Styles & Templates-> Download/Upload Style-> Import Style
    1. Browse and select the style/xenvb4-style.xml from your computer
    2. Let "Create a New Style" as is
    3. Just in case, is better to set "Ignore Style Version" to YES
    4. Let other settings as is
    5. Click Import
  4. XenvB4 comes with a set of plugins and templates, so you need to import the product file. Select Plugins & Products-> Manage Products
  5. Click Add/Import Product and select product-xenvb4.xml from your computer. Is good to set "Allow Overwrite" to YES.

Configuration



If XenvB4 installation was successful is time to configure it. First of all you must complete the follow steps which are important for XenvB4 operation.
  1. XenvB4 add the default forum icon and forum cover to your existing forums, but you need to update the cache to see them working. If you don't do this, all your existing forums will not show any icon or cover. Goto Admincp-> Maintenance-> General Update Tools and Rebuild Forum Information.
  2. Now is time to set User Profile Avatar and Cover Photo. I never understood the reason why these dimensions are not Global but per Usergroup. So you must edit one by one all your Usergroups and modify Picture Uploading Permissions with the values:
    1. Can Upload Profile Pictures : YES
    2. Can Upload Animated Profile Picture : NO
    3. Profile Picture Maximum Width : 1200
    4. Profile Picture Maximum Height : 340
    5. Profile Picture Maximum File-Size : 1024000
    6. Can Upload Custom Avatars : YES
    7. Can Upload Animated Avatar : NO
    8. Custom Avatar Maximum Width : 150
    9. Custom Avatar Maximum Height : 150
    10. Custom Avatar Maximum File-Size : 200000
  3. Back to Maintenance-> General Update Tools and Rebuild Custom Avatar Thumbnails
  4. At xenvb4/images/ you can overwrite the default images. Even if it's ok to use images with different dimensions, I highly recommend to use the default dimensions:
    1. email_logo.png (119 X 46)
    2. footer_logo.png (250 X 60)
    3. noavatar.png (150 X 150)
    4. nocover.png (1200 X 340) for both forum cover and profile cover.

Core Modifications



Depending on your configuration, may there are some changes that you need to do in core files. Unfortunately vBulletin license does not allows distribution of core files, so you must modify them on your own.

1.- HTML Emails
If you want to replace Text emails with HTML emails, you must edit the file: includes/class_mail.php
Line 285
Replace:

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With:

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Line 294
Replace:

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With

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PS: If you already did these changes before when you installed ProjectvB4, the only change on this file is line 294

2.- Editor Emoticons
If you want to hide the emoticons from the right side of the editor to earn some space in mobile view (emoticon will still be available from the button menu), you must edit the file includes/functions_editor.php. Open it with a text editor (not Word and similar), and change line 551
From:

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To:

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3.- Poll icon in Forum/Thread lists
To replace the Poll icon with a FA icon, your need to edit the file includes/functions_forumlist.php line 592
From:

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To:

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  #46  
Old 30 Jul 2020, 16:40
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Originally Posted by In Omnibus View Post
vB5 is not "a mess" but you would have to be using it to know that.
Only if you want to use it just for forum.
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Old 31 Jul 2020, 16:00
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Originally Posted by ChrisTERiS View Post
Only if you want to use it just for forum.
I Added a Thread on your forum with all the bugs i found
take a look
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Old 31 Jul 2020, 16:03
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Originally Posted by mako1590 View Post
I Added a Thread on your forum with all the bugs i found
take a look
Give a couple of hours to test it Have stressed myself to finish the extra features today, and I'm feeling so weak now. Most probably i'll check it tomorrow morning (in around 14h from now).
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Old 31 Jul 2020, 16:04
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Just finished "everything" ... Well, to be more specific, that "everything" at this time has a general meaning.

This project started with focus to be a responsive vB4 style. This done. Also my intention was to give a fresh style (simple style), with focus to "Mobile first". I believe that this also done. Third plan was to release some extra features like:
  • Cookies Policy
  • GDPR compliance features
  • Modal Profile with basic member info
  • Modal Login/Register
  • A simple Mailinglist
  • A simple Donation form with IPN support
  • HTML system emails
  • A powerful Footer section
  • Memberlist replacement
All of them added and at least in my test, seem to work fine. The problem is that some of these features were plan for the PRO version. I'll think how to resolve this.

What is still missing:
  • RTL currently is partial supported
  • Forum only version works. So the Suite version is still unsupported
  • Even if all pages are responsive, some of them are still with the old interface. Responsive but not updated. Maybe I missed a couple of pages, but is so hard to check all of them. This can be done only in real use. What I care most, is to have all member links in all pages, opening the modal window. For sure in the most important pages this works, but needs very deep check to find what left out.
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Old 02 Aug 2020, 03:37
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Thanks Christeris,
I love this project, however I got this message after installed. any idea why?


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Old 02 Aug 2020, 08:07
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Originally Posted by abcde View Post
Thanks Christeris,
I love this project, however I got this message after installed. any idea why?


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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First of all what vB version do you use? Forum only or Suite. Even if I've installed and testing it in both versions, should be some template messing in Suite which is not ready yet. But for sure without errors. Never got errors.


So most probably a plugin causes it. Can you disabled your plugins and try again?
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Old 02 Aug 2020, 14:51
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Originally Posted by ChrisTERiS View Post
First of all what vB version do you use? Forum only or Suite. Even if I've installed and testing it in both versions, should be some template messing in Suite which is not ready yet. But for sure without errors. Never got errors.


So most probably a plugin causes it. Can you disabled your plugins and try again?
I have v4.2.5, just a forum.
after i turned of the plugin, forum back on, but a little mess up.

I dont know if the php version 7.1 has anything to do with it.
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Old 02 Aug 2020, 14:53
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Originally Posted by abcde View Post
I have v4.2.5, just a forum.
after i turned of the plugin, forum back on, but a little mess up.

I dont know if the php version 7.1 has anything to do with it.
No, PHP 7.1 is fine as long as vBulletin works fine (without any issue).

Don't know if I understood well, but what you turn off? I meant to turn off all other plugins and let only the Plugin Project vB4 active.
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Old 09 Aug 2020, 17:29
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Thanks Christeris,
I installed again on the fresh forum and everything working fine now.

I do have Thread Prefixes set up on my forum, but somehow it doesnt look like your forum, it doesnt show up.

I dontknow if I have to update counters or anything that I might did wrong. Thanks
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Old 09 Aug 2020, 17:32
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Originally Posted by abcde View Post
Thanks Christeris,
I installed again on the fresh forum and everything working fine now.

I do have Thread Prefixes set up on my forum, but somehow it doesnt look like your forum, it doesnt show up.

I dontknow if I have to update counters or anything that I might did wrong. Thanks
Should be on the next release. I'm in 1.0.0 Beta now but still checking.
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Old 09 Aug 2020, 22:43
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Originally Posted by ChrisTERiS View Post
Should be on the next release. I'm in 1.0.0 Beta now but still checking.
Thanks
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Old 27 Aug 2020, 14:20
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Just wanted to recommend this project to any other forum admins out there.
I have it on my live site, and very happy with it. Really gives a new life to our old forum.

ChrisTERis has really put a lot of work into this project and it shows. Hoping more forum owners see this project and want it on their sites too.
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Old 25 Sep 2020, 13:18
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Hi @Christeris,
Just wanted to let you know that there is something wrong with https://www.xenvb.com/. I'm getting a server error when I try to access it.
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Old 25 Sep 2020, 14:59
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Originally Posted by cdoyle View Post
Hi @Christeris,
Just wanted to let you know that there is something wrong with https://www.xenvb.com/. I'm getting a server error when I try to access it.
My hosting account is overdue and suspended. It will be open again on Sep 30.
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Old 30 Sep 2020, 17:31
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Hello dear
Where are the download links for the latest version of the wonderful project
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