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vBulletin 5.5.5 Changes and Updates
vBulletin Connect 5.5.5 is now available for all download customers. vBulletin Cloud customers will have their sites upgraded automatically over the next couple of weeks. All resolved issues can be viewed in our Issue Tracker.
Front End Changes
New Landing Pages
We have added two new page layouts that users can select from when using Site Builder's Quick Setup. These new Home Pages allow you to change the focus of your site with a few clicks. They include:
- Standard: This is the default home page and the same as the one used in previous vBulletin 5.X versions. This is a 70/30 layout with the Activity Stream, Statistics, and What's Going On located in the left column and various search modules in the Right Column. The activity stream defaults to the Forums tab.
- Classic: Provides a home page similar to older versions of vBulletin. This layout only contains the Activity Stream, Statistics, and What's Going On module in a single full width column. The Activity Stream defaults to the Forums tab.
- Community: An end user oriented Home Page. This includes a 30/70 layout. The left column includes the Channel Navigation Module, Friend's Activity, and Birthdays at 30% width. The Right column includes the Activity Stream, Statistics, and What's Going On module. The Activity Stream defaults to the Latest Activity tab in this view.
You can try these new pages out on your site by clicking on Quick Setup from the Site Builder menu and choosing the page you would like to be your site's home page. Your selection will take effect immediately.
Forum Status Icons
Forum Status icons are now larger and display at 32 X 32 pixels by default. This size can be reverted with a style variable.
Administrators can apply custom icons to individual forum channels. These will have their opacity reduced via CSS if a forum has been read. In addition to this, we have added "OnHover" events that will tell the user if the channel has been read or not.
Custom icons will have their background filled in with a prominent color similar to Group Icons. For information on configuring custom icons, see Custom Status Icons below.
What's New in Version 1.0.0 See changelog
No changelog available for this version.