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Mod Version: 1.00, by noypiscripter (Coder/Designer) noypiscripter is offline
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vB Version: 5.2.x Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 4
Released: 13 Oct 2016 Last Update: Never Downloads: 0

It's a default feature in vB4 to have the forum description displayed below the forum name in the forum display page. Unfortunately, this is not the case for vB5. But don't worry, adding it is fairly easy thing to do and the actual code for it is so simple! You may wonder why on earth vBulletin has not implemented it yet? Don't ask me, I don't know why.

You can do this by editing a template but I don't recommend it for maintenance reasons as you may get template merge conflicts during an upgrade and you would have to resolve the conflicts every time. I prefer this approach better using an Ad module as this will not get affected by future upgrades.

Below are the steps:
  1. Go to a Forum Channel Page.
  2. Enable Sitebuilder (Edit Site ON)
  3. Click Edit Page.
  4. Drag and drop an Ad Module onto the page below the Page Title Module.
  5. Edit the Ad Module by clicking on the Pencil icon.
  6. Fill out the config form
    Title: Forum Description (or anything, it doesn't matter as this will not be displayed)
    Keep default values in other fields.
  7. Click Edit button in the Config Ad option.
  8. Click Add New Ad button.
  9. Enter Ad title (e.g. Forum Description)
  10. Enter the following HTML code and template variable. NOTE: The code in red is required as a workaround for vB 5.2.4 and above until this JIRA bug report is fixed. For vB 5.2.3 and below, do not add them.

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  11. Check "Active" checkbox.
  12. Save the form.
  13. Save the page.
  14. Overwrite the template. This makes the changes to the template available to all the Forum channel pages.
  15. (Optional) If you want to style the forum description, you can add custom CSS in css_additional (or via Sitebuilder > Style > CSS Editor) with this CSS rule:

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    You could also add the custom CSS directly in the Ad module itself by adding this at the very top of the code.

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Old 24 Nov 2016, 16:24
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Originally Posted by satriamuda99 View Post
you are very genius in vBulletin can you create a module like this?
I recommend you to post a mod request to my site and explain what you want in detail and not just providing a screenshot.
Glenn Vergara, an ex-vB Developer, now a vB Mod Developer

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