Milad's vBulletin Services

Registration Quiz

by on Jan.01, 2009, under Hacks & Modifications

Nik asked for a hack that examines the knowledge of guests who’s trying to register at his forum. the main reason is to make sure that the new members are familiar with the website purpose.

Mainly, he wanted to show 4 questions from overall of 8 questions rotated randomly. but I thought it could be better, so I built the hack to accept unlimited number of questions. still showing 4 of them randomly. (continue reading…)

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Random Or Latest Members (vBAdvanced CMPS Module)

by on Dec.26, 2008, under Hacks & Modifications

Chris at eibuddy.com asked me for a vBA CMPS module that shows either the latest X registered members or random X users, along with avatars. if a user doesn’t have an avatar, the unknown photo will be shown. number X must be a setting too. also a setting to show thumbs for avatars has been required.

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Hide reply button, when an user isn’t allowed to post replies!

by on Dec.23, 2008, under Hacks & Modifications

Kostas the administrator of Insomnia, has two forums where users are allowed to post threads, but they aren’t allowed to post replies. he wanted to hide the post reply button in those two sections. (continue reading…)

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301 HTTP redirect after phpBB2 => vBulletin import!

by on Dec.20, 2008, under Hacks & Modifications

Divvy imported his phpBB2 forums to vBulletin 3.7. he wanted to redirect all old topic links to the new ones. He tried to use Jerry‘s hack, but unfortunately he had a problem! it didn’t work! The reason is he used to have a hack called phpBB SEO. which Jerry’s doesn’t support.

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Increase keywords density

by on Dec.20, 2008, under Hacks & Modifications

ClientX1 asked me for a new hack, aiming to increase the keywords density in the first page of every thread. This is wanted to be done through repeating the thread title many times in the page.
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Surviving a corrupted database!

by on Dec.18, 2008, under Databases

The admin of Ramallah Land Forums had phoned me on Dec 12, 2008 asking whether I can fix the corrupted database of his forums. The corruption was particularly in the character set. and occurred because of bad practice making backups of the database through phpMyAdmin.
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Random Quotes

by on Dec.16, 2008, under Hacks & Modifications

Mr. James Lee the founder of Traders Laboratory had a Random Quotes hack, which wasn’t functioning well and causing conflicts in vBulletin script. he’d asked me whether I can fix the problem or build the hack again from scratch. I prefer to go with the second option.

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Guests Can See First Page Only!

by on Dec.14, 2008, under Hacks & Modifications

Nick who prefers not to mention his website had contacted me asking for this hack.

Basically he wanted to replace the pagination links in showthread pages with a phrase that motivates guests to register at his forum.

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