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XenvB4 (Formerly ProjectvB4)
Mod Version: 1.0.1, by ChrisTERiS (Coder) ChrisTERiS is offline
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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: 40
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)  
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With:

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Line 294
Replace:

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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:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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  #76  
Old 13 Oct 2020, 11:54
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Originally Posted by Dr.CustUmz View Post
Well Chris, I've been trying to reach out to you. But to respond to your message above.

It would have made more sense to keep the one domain (xenvb) for purchases/ support/ etc. and sub domain (IE vb4.xenvb) the demos. Whats the point of Demo only sites if there is no support site.

As far as the development of the project I am interested in working on it with you, I have completed about 90% of xenvB3 just a couple more plugins to create (and no i have no intentions on re-distributing it, just do this stuff for fun). I know you have a bajillion projects, thought I might throw the idea out there. I'm not very good with vb4 but I've been doing vb3 stuff forever.
To be honest, I also like most vB3. Maybe because is more simple, don't know. Just the editor is outdated, but all others rock.

I've registered all the domains at once, that's why I used separate domains for demos.
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Old 15 Oct 2020, 22:45
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What exactly is this if you donít mind me asking? Thereís no info in what this mod is? Thanks
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Old 15 Oct 2020, 22:51
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Originally Posted by ChrisTERiS View Post
Don't know why I didn't got any email for so many replies. Just for the last a few minutes ago.

[*]Before closing the site I email all (10 + 1 me) members that for any new update, I'll send the files by email.
[/LIST]
I didn't get any email, what did it say?
Is there an updated version of XEN?

Really wish you would bring back the support site, or at the least use the DEMO site you have as your support site.
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Old 16 Oct 2020, 01:31
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Originally Posted by Greek76 View Post
What exactly is this if you donít mind me asking? Thereís no info in what this mod is? Thanks
its a theme with addons, semi modernizing vB4 and giving it mobile functionality
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Old 16 Oct 2020, 20:15
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Ah ok. Thanks for the heads up. I’m guessing it doesn’t exist anymore as a download.
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Old 20 Oct 2020, 22:53
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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.
With the greatest of respect, vBulletin 5 is dog sh*t. Why do you think so many major mod developers left the platform? There has been discussions on this very board where the staff have said this. There is extremely poor mod support in comparison to vB3-4 and overall, the platform is just extremely poorly made and thought through.

I've tried vB5. I currently hold a license for vB3, vB4 and vB5. I tried it during alpha, beta and the final release. I've tried newer versions. It's awful. It is NOT a good evolution of the software in any way, shape or form.

It's also the main reason you'll find many newer boards switching software to xenForo/IPB etc. It isn't up to standard. Many boards who updated to vB5 ended up either trying to downgrade back to vB4 or switch to an alternative software that is far better for their means than the absolute sh*t show that is vB5. The only issue with downgrading to vB4 is the fact it's EOL, so unless you are able to upgrade it yourself (or know someone who can) it's not ideal to do these days. Otherwise, vB4 sh*ts all over vB5. And then some.

OP, sorry for derailing the thread with this. But I absolutely refuse to be told vB5 is an adequate solution when it clearly isn't. I hope this project goes well for you.
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Old 20 Oct 2020, 22:56
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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.
kek vb5 is a dumpster fire of absolute shit lmao dont kid yourself
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Old 26 Oct 2020, 18:25
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Does anyone know why the 'rate this thread' dropdown option doesn't work within this mod?
I can't seem to find why all the other dropdowns work, but this one doesn't.

I checked the default style of VB and it works there.
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Old 28 Oct 2020, 04:22
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@cdoyle im working on something I HAVE to finish, but I promise you I am not dropping support from you, I know you been turning to me for help. As soon as Im finished with this project, i will be back on the xen project, so unless the developer has got to you by then, I'll help you resolve this.
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Old 28 Oct 2020, 18:33
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Originally Posted by VinceOrlando View Post
kek vb5 is a dumpster fire of absolute shit lmao dont kid yourself
Maybe it was when it first started off but as of now it’s not bad at all.
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Old 28 Oct 2020, 22:48
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Originally Posted by Dr.CustUmz View Post
@cdoyle im working on something I HAVE to finish, but I promise you I am not dropping support from you, I know you been turning to me for help. As soon as Im finished with this project, i will be back on the xen project, so unless the developer has got to you by then, I'll help you resolve this.
Thanks DR,
I really appreciate all the help you've given already on this
I've been playing around with the templates a little, fixed a few things here and there.

The rating one just has me stumped.

I've said this before, this is a great mod. Not sure why Christeris has decided to abandon it already.
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Old 29 Oct 2020, 21:45
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Originally Posted by cdoyle View Post
Thanks DR,
I really appreciate all the help you've given already on this
I've been playing around with the templates a little, fixed a few things here and there.

The rating one just has me stumped.

I've said this before, this is a great mod. Not sure why Christeris has decided to abandon it already.
He may not have, life has a way of throwing horrific curveballs at people sometimes (not suggesting it has, just a potential reason). He's probably just busy with other projects.
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Old 03 Nov 2020, 22:41
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Another improvement to this mod I would like to see is with the navigation.

Currently in Desktop mode, it displays as if it's on a mobile screen. Hiding all of the options.

It would be great if when on a larger/desktop the navigation displayed like a true navigation across the top. Then when on mobile or smaller screens, it went into the mobile style.
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Old 07 Nov 2020, 05:27
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Originally Posted by cdoyle View Post
Another improvement to this mod I would like to see is with the navigation.

Currently in Desktop mode, it displays as if it's on a mobile screen. Hiding all of the options.

It would be great if when on a larger/desktop the navigation displayed like a true navigation across the top. Then when on mobile or smaller screens, it went into the mobile style.
In the navbar template, replace the following lines:

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with these lines:

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and in navbar_tabs template, find
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and replace with
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Old 07 Nov 2020, 05:29
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I think there is a missing javascript somewhere. Inline moderation tools do not work in this style. The tickbox on posts and threads does not select them.
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