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vBindex v3.0.0 RC5
Mod Version: 1.00, by NTLDR (Member) NTLDR is offline
Developer Last Online: Oct 2004 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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vB Version: 3.0.0 Rating: (30 votes - 4.97 average) Installs: 800
Released: 03 Jan 2004 Last Update: 30 Mar 2004 Downloads: 226
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vBindex v3.0.0 RC5

I happy to announce the fith release of vBindex for vBulletin 3 here at and also the first Offical vB3 Hack here . This is the 9th release of vBindex for vB3 and there are few known problems currently. This release works with vB 3.0.0 Gamma, vB 3.0.0 RC1, vB 3.0.0 RC2, vB 3.0.0 RC3, vB 3.0.0 RC4 and vB 3.0.0.


The following are the features that are presently avalible in vBindex, those marked *NEW* have been updated since vBindex 2.1 and those marked *NEW* have been updated since Pre-RC2 was released and those marked *NEW* have been added since RC2 and those marked *NEW* have been added since RC3.
  • News:
    • News (taken from a specified news forum), with vBcode, Smilies and optional news posters avatar;
    • *NEW* Improved avatar system for news posts;
    • *NEW* Option to have sticky threads in the news forum sticky on vBindex;
    • *NEW* Option to limit the number of characters in news posts;
  • Side Blocks:
    • Easy Administration:
      • *NEW* All side blocks can be moved from within the ACP, no template edits needed!;
      • *NEW* Custom blocks, add unlimited custom side blocks and control them all from the ACP;
      • *NEW* Support for right, left and dual side blocks;
      • *NEW* Each side block can be expanded/contracted just like the forums, QRB, post rules etc on the forum;
        *NEW* Dynamic side blocks via a special PHP Include type system (vbindex_customblock_php);
    • Latest Threads:
      • *NEW* More functional and faster new threads and posts;
      • *NEW* Link to first unread post if the user has not read the thread yet;
        *NEW* Ability to have the latest threads under the news with more details;
    • *NEW* Online user list, with buddies and invisible users marked:
      • *NEW* Option to show users online in the past 24 hours;
      • *NEW* Online users block can be switched off;
    • Integrated Welcome Panel:
      • *NEW* Option for detault avatar in the Welcome Box for members without an avatar and Guests;
    • Fully integrated Shoutbox:
      • *NEW* Scrolling shoutbox option;
      • *NEW* Allow users to delete own shouts if option is turned on;
      • *NEW* Select which usergroups can delete any users shouts;
      • *NEW* View all shouts, a full page shoutbox built it;
      • *NEW* Option to show disabled postshout area to unregistred users;
      • *NEW* Order shouts in either direction;
        *NEW* Limit the length of shouts;
    • Poll, with the option to select a random poll from a given set of forums;
    • *NEW* Calendar:
      • *NEW* Links to events;
      • *NEW* Option to show weekends and dynmically adjust the side bars to the correct size;
    • *NEW* Todays birthdays;
  • Templates & Phrases:
    • *NEW* Fully phrased, both the vBindex Options and the front end are 100% phrased;
    • *NEW* 100% Valid XHTML 1.0 Templates.
    • *NEW* Templates/Phrases installed during install/upgrade;
  • General:
    • *NEW* Thread subscription icons for news and latest threads;
    • *NEW* Global and user specific ignore list throughout all items;
    • Will work 100% outside of your forums directory;
    • Fully integrated into the Admin CP, change all options there!
    • Very easy to customize, just edit/add templates;
    • Capable of operating a multi-paged site; (Extra Page Tutorial)
    • *NEW* Dynamic PHP Driven Extra Pages via Templates; (Extra Dynamic Page Tutorial)
    • *NEW* Optimised code;
    • *NEW* Use date/time option (Today/Yesterday and Detailed) specified in vB Options;
    • Only 5 queries with everything switched off, and still only 13 with all options turned on, thats 5 queries less than our nearest competitor!
    • *NEW* Improved install, easy onscreen instructions that even new hackers should be able to follow and have vBindex working quicky;
    • *NEW* Compatible with vBwar for vB3 when its released.
    • *NEW* Admin Help system, gives help with all the vBindex options in the ACP.
    • *NEW* Uninstall/Re-Install System.


See the README_1ST.htm file included in the zip for more detailed install instructions and details of where to upload the files. Then point your browser to

Changes Since vBindex 3.0.0 RC4

vBindex 3.0.0 RC4 was released about a week ago, RC5 has just a few changes and is expected to be the last release before vBindex 3.0.0. Changes include fixing of an XHTML issue in the custom block templates; admin help system added; ability to restrict the length of shouts.


Support will be given here in this thread ONLY. Support *WILL NOT* be given via PM/Email/IM.


vBindex is Copyright MMII - MMIV Winter Systems, you may not distribute in part or whole any portion of the source code (apart from in this thread) or any file included in the zip (Unless you are posting a language translation of vbindex_phrases.xml in this thread). Portions Copyright MM - MMIV Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Both the Jelsoft vBulletin and the Winter Systems vBindex Copyright notice in the footer must stay in place for any page powered by vBindex.


vBindex is *FREE*, please have the courtesy click install if you use this hack, thank you

RC3 Build 7: 719
RC3 Build 8: 377
RC3 Build 10: 486
RC4 Build 5: 107
RC5 Build 5: 87

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Old 11 Feb 2009, 11:43
Hamodi Hamodi is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Really nice style, I feel that i want it, but i cant for now!
When i point my browser a loginwindow shows up. But when i'm loging in, the page becomes white. The only thing i see is;

Warning: require_once(): Unable to access .//functions_vbiupgrade.php in [path]/admincp/vbiupgrade.php on line 57

Warning: require_once(.//functions_vbiupgrade.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/admincp/vbiupgrade.php on line 57
Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required './/functions_vbiupgrade.php' (include_path='.:/hsphere/shared/apache/libexec/php5ext/php/') in /hsphere/local/home/hamodi/ on line 57

Can you please help me with this?
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Old 15 Feb 2009, 02:28
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pjdaley pjdaley is offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Originally Posted by d3nnis View Post
are u using plesk hosting panel?

If so, most probably due to open_basedir problem...

you see, for plesk users.... subdomains are created outside httpdocs folder

httpdocs (main public_html)
--forums (sub folder)
--gallery (sub folder)

You will have to ask your webhost to enable this restriction for you by editing your /path/to/home/vhosts/yourdomain/conf/httpd.include

and then restart the webserver thereafter.
I am having this problem using cpanel

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Old 15 Feb 2009, 04:32
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pjdaley pjdaley is offline
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Originally Posted by pjdaley View Post
I am having this problem using cpanel
Wierd, I copied everything over again for the 5th time and it logged me into the admin section, then through this:

Fatal error: Call to undefined method stdClass::query_first() in /home/patrick5/public_html/test/forums/admincp/vbiupgrade.php on line 119

What does this mean?

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Old 11 Mar 2009, 21:49
nwrhq nwrhq is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
I'm receiving the following error, any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Warning: require_once(.//functions_vbiupgrade.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/admincp/vbiupgrade.php on line 57

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required './/functions_vbiupgrade.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/nwrif0/public_html/content/admincp/vbiupgrade.php on line 57
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