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XenvB4 (Formerly ProjectvB4)
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vB Version: 4.2.5 Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 13
Released: 10 Jul 2020 Last Update: 07 Nov 2020 Downloads: 84
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:

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

With:

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

Line 294
Replace:

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

With

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

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:

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

To:

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

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:

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

To:

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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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  #121  
Old 08 Jan 2021, 18:35
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Originally Posted by cdoyle View Post
On my site, the check boxes work when within a thread. And looks like I'm able to delete posts etc.

But I also just noticed, when viewing all posts within a forum, the check boxes work, but I don't seem to have any way to do anything with them. I don't have any inline options. Guess I never noticed that before.
I wanted to resolve this issue before releasing the updated version. So far I couldn't figure it out.
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Old 12 Feb 2021, 14:25
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Have you had any luck with this?
This is such a great mod, hope it's able to be kept alive.
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Old 12 Feb 2021, 22:11
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I seen the sights were taken down, assuming he is more focused on that CMS he made.

@christeris, if you have abandon this project I would love to pick it up.
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Old 13 Feb 2021, 21:00
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Originally Posted by Dr.CustUmz View Post
I seen the sights were taken down, assuming he is more focused on that CMS he made.

@christeris, if you have abandon this project I would love to pick it up.
Months ago I gave permissions to iA1 who wanted to continue supporting XenvB4 version. Don't know if he does it or not. For XenvB3, I was in the early steps so I abandoned it.


And no I didn't focused in my CMS, actually even if it's 100% ready I never released it. I've serious health issues plus the fact that I'm already 65yo, are things that limit my action time.
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Old 13 Feb 2021, 22:16
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Originally Posted by ChrisTERiS View Post
Months ago I gave permissions to iA1 who wanted to continue supporting XenvB4 version. Don't know if he does it or not. For XenvB3, I was in the early steps so I abandoned it.


And no I didn't focused in my CMS, actually even if it's 100% ready I never released it. I've serious health issues plus the fact that I'm already 65yo, are things that limit my action time.
Im sorry to hear that chris, I have ALMOST all of your products, and love your work. You remind me of myself in a way lol, always starting something awesome but never quite finishing it because another awesome idea pops up lol.

I would hate for your products to plunder down into the unknown of the internet though if something were to happen to you, and would love to continue the development of your vb3 series products.

Wish I had any sort of name for myself before Lionel passed, maybe I could have gotten vbCart un ioncubed from him and have it still be something (the most expensive and best product I ever bought and cant even use now because I lost the files I had before I tried un ioncubing it)
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  #126  
Old 14 Feb 2021, 04:21
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I just have some updates in the style, most of which are already mentioned in the previous posts here. The inline mod could not be fixed, I tried a lot but I am not sure why it does not work.

I am attaching the updated style file here.

Dr.CustUmz, sure you can add also contribute. This is more like a collaborative effort. Everyone can suggest improvements and bug fixes, and can contribute in making it a perfect upgrade for vB4.

Chris, I hope you get well soon. Keep up your spirits! I am sure you are strong enough to overcome any illness.
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Old 14 Feb 2021, 06:53
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Originally Posted by iA1 View Post
I just have some updates in the style, most of which are already mentioned in the previous posts here. The inline mod could not be fixed, I tried a lot but I am not sure why it does not work.

I am attaching the updated style file here.

Dr.CustUmz, sure you can add also contribute. This is more like a collaborative effort. Everyone can suggest improvements and bug fixes, and can contribute in making it a perfect upgrade for vB4.

Chris, I hope you get well soon. Keep up your spirits! I am sure you are strong enough to overcome any illness.
I would be working on the vb3 version
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  #128  
Old 16 Feb 2021, 09:56
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Originally Posted by Dr.CustUmz View Post
Im sorry to hear that chris, I have ALMOST all of your products, and love your work. You remind me of myself in a way lol, always starting something awesome but never quite finishing it because another awesome idea pops up lol.

I would hate for your products to plunder down into the unknown of the internet though if something were to happen to you, and would love to continue the development of your vb3 series products.

Wish I had any sort of name for myself before Lionel passed, maybe I could have gotten vbCart un ioncubed from him and have it still be something (the most expensive and best product I ever bought and cant even use now because I lost the files I had before I tried un ioncubing it)
I *might* have the un-ioncubed vBCover sources somewhere, if it's of any use to you. I will have to check I haven't deleted it first!

EDIT: Still got them. If anyone needs them for whatever reason, shoot me a PM and I'll see what I can do to help.
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  #129  
Old 20 Apr 2021, 14:28
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Has anyone done any updates to this mod recently? Any other sites out there using it?
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Old 26 May 2021, 23:10
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Real bummer that this mod died so quickly, it was a great modern take on VB4x.
Was looking forward to the addons to go with it (classifieds and the newsletter options).

But it looks like it's been abandoned as it's been a good while since any updates have been done.

Thanks to those that helped me tweak it some to make it work a little better on my forum.

Are there any other live sites out there using it?
Here's mine
https://www.caraudiocentral.net/forums/
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Old 25 Jun 2021, 15:23
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I can't add any add-ons with this product but if there are any existing add-ons that need style updates to look same as this style, then I can help you with that.

If you have the classifieds and newsletter add-ons installed separately, I can help you with making them look similar to the xenvB4 style.
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  #132  
Old 08 Sep 2021, 08:23
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Back to action !! But step by step please, is difficult to work with many projects at the same time.
  1. From now on I'll follow this thread, even if still I can't understand why I'm not getting email notifications.
  2. Already started moving my different type of my work in one site. Maybe I've 50+ for vBulletin, but I also have a dozen for WHMCS, don't say the stand alone PHP scripts.
  3. The good point is that I'll be able to release some custom vB4 mods, that never released here. My client moved to XF, so I can release them to public.
  4. Even if I'll upload in my site all the old addons (except for vB3 that if @Dr.CustUmz is interest, he can get them), but I'll focus to update and recode them by adding new features to be responsive.
You can follow my at: https://www.christeris.com Even if registration works, I've scheduled to start operating it on Sep 15th (yes, this year )


Wish you all the best,
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Old 08 Sep 2021, 11:08
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Nice.

But you have an error with a div tag into the page source at the line 1245 and plus.
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Old 08 Sep 2021, 11:39
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Nice.

But you have an error with a div tag into the page source at the line 1245 and plus.
Thank you for your report, but can't find anything right now. As I'm still working with installations etc, maybe it was a temporary error.
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Old 08 Sep 2021, 11:47
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Strange, the error is gone now and it's good.

I should have taken a screenshot to help.

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