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14 Entries Documentation
This category outlines the various UBB.threads Wiki entries involving Documentation.
13 Entries Guides
This is a list of "How To" guides for UBB.threads.
3 Entries Tips & Tricks
This category outlines various tips and tricks for UBB.threads.
8 Entries Troubleshooting
This category outlines various troubleshooting articles for UBB.Threads.
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I have overwritten my UBB.threads configuration files! · Don't panic, there are several things that can be done. Restore from a backup First, if you had the forethought to keep complete backups, you'll want to restore your /cache_builders/custom and /includes folders, and your /styles/wrapper.php file. If
Six Steps to a Successful Online Community · Introduction Text Box: … customers gain a lot of value from interacting with one another and often find that the community aspect of a Website is what makes them feel taken care of. -- Patricia Seybold, The World Wide Web is not
I have lost my UBB.threads License Information! · Summary As we (UBBDev and VNC Web Services) are contractors for UBB.threads, are not employees of UBBCentral, and we have no say in the day to day operations of their business, we've made this troubleshooting article to aid users in locating their li
How do I set up the Ad Island? · First you'll need to create a Custom Island (CP -> Portal -> Custom Islands), then you'll edit the forum details (CP -> Content -> Forums -> Details) and select the Custom Island as an Ad Island under Custom Island Insert in the Custom Inserts tab. N
What happened to Picupload? · What happened to Picupload? Picupload was a modification for UBB.threads v7.5.x, created by David Hale which allowed for the simple upload and embed of image files into a post. The resulting uploaded images would display within the post (versus displ
Are there any issues with allowing "Special Characters in Display · There are issues with the Special Characters in Display Names feature of UBB.threads, and it's generally just considered a bad idea on multiple levels: A malicious user can create an account which appears to be a duplicate of another account. Example
Creating a New UBB.threads Page · What Is Covered Summary Example Files ] Example Language File ] Example Script File ] Example Template File Summary Creating a new system (page) in UBB.threads can be a challenge, even to a vested veteran; but examples are everywhere within the syst
Managing a Gallery Forum · What Is Covered Summary ImageMagick vs GD Adjusting Gallery Settings ] ImageMagick Settings ] Gallery Forum Settings Creating a Gallery Forum Creating a New Gallery Post Summary The Gallery Forums feature of UBB.threads is a good option to allow you
Style Changes to v7.6.0 · What Is Covered Summary Style Names for /install/styles/ Required Style Adjustments, When Upgrading FROM UBB.threads 7.5.x to 7.6.x ] Adjustments to Stock Styles ] Adjustments to Custom Styles Build your own custom style, based off of one of the new
Configuring Limited Groups · What Is Covered Summary Configuring a Newbies Group (graduating to the Users Group) Summary Some forum owners like the ability for new users to have to reach a specific amount of posts in order to have access to additional site resources. For exampl
UTF-8 vs Latin-1 (ISO-8859-1) · By Isaac DeCoursey and James Corthell What Is Covered Summary Converting Caveats Wikipedia Explains Summary The current default internet standard for character sets are UTF8; when UBB.threads was initially written, the database was configured to use
Converting to UTF8 · By Isaac DeCoursey Edited by James Corthell What Is Covered Summary Converting Your Forums ] Duplicating your Database in MySQL via PHPMyAdmin ] Converting your MySQL Database via PHPMyAdmin ] Converting your MySQL Tables via PHPMyAdmin ] Repairing y
Server Requirements and Suggestions · What Is Covered Summary Image Processing MySQL Permissions PHP Setting Recommendations Ram and CPU Requirements Web Server Requirements PHP8 Notice UBB.threads v7.0-v7.5.6p2 Minimum System Requirements UBB.threads v7.5.7 Minimum System Requirements U
License Agreement · What Is Covered License Lead License Copies; Notices License Restrictions Copyright; Proprietary Rights Delivery and Installation Member Area Modifications to the Software Your Responsibilities Promotional Materials U.S. Government Restricted Rights
Issues with the PHP 'max_input_vars' Setting · What Is Covered Summary Frequently Asked Questions ] What harm could it really do? ] What is my setting? ] Can I change my setting? ] Is there anything that I can do if my host has suhosin installed? ] Is there a check for this setting? Summary The
Code Modifications · In the past, it has been made clear at UBB.Central that modifications to the stock UBB.threads coding are not supported, and that only code supplied in the stock archives in the Members Area would be officially supported; but we wanted to provide som
Beta Testing UBB.threads · What Is Covered Summary Expectations Join the Team Resources Summary From time to time The UBB.Developers Network (UBBDev; a subsidiary of VNC Web Services and the coding team behind UBB.threads v7.5.9 and the upcoming UBB.threads v7.6.x releases) w
Release Dates · The management at UBB.Central has indicated to the developers at The UBB.Developers Network (UBB.Dev) that they would be open to 3-4 releases of the UBB.threads forum software per year. This doesn't mean that a release will be provided every 3-4 mont
What Libraries Are Used in UBB.threads? · What Is Covered Summary Libraries Currently Utilized Libraries Formerly Utilized Summary The following libraries are utilized in UBB.threads for their listed functions. Libraries Currently Utilized BoxOver - BoxOver (now abandonware by its author)
How to Translate UBB.threads · Translating the UBB.threads Language Packs is a fairly straight forward task, simply download the files from our archive (UBB.Threads v7 - English (US) Language Packs), unzip the files to your computer, rename the directory to match the desired langu