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We're going with vBulletin

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After much consideration, we have decided to stick with vBulletin for our forum software. (AC Fest attendees found this out last weekend. :P) We took advantage of the pre-sale discount a couple weeks ago. That way we could still re-sale the license if we decided to switch at a later date if we weren't impressed with what vB 4.0 looks like. Over the past week, vBulletin has a revealed it's CMS software and as of last night, the beta has become available to 4.0 license holders. Which means that we'll be installing a test board sometime this weekend and begin work on converting our themes in order of popularity as discussed in this topic: [ame=http://forums.ancientclan.com/showthread.php?t=9083]New vBulletin layout to screw over our themes, need your feedback! - Ancient Clan Forums[/ame]

Admins, and mods will have access to the beta.

If any other members would like to help me test things out on the test board/site, please send me a pm.


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Testing started last Sunday on our test site. The CMS, forums and blog are up and everything upgraded correctly. vB is still on beta 3 and there are some bugs in it. Once a more stable beta or alpha version comes out, and we get some themes up, (good god the white default theme annoys me) we'll probably upgrade the main site/forums. Someone is working on an arcade mod for vb 4 atm. Hopefully it'll be available soon.


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Just an update. I'm waiting for vBulletin to release their next beta. Hopefully, it will resolve the templating issues going on that is preventing us from working on converting our themes. -_-

In the mean time tho, vbulletin modders have been working like crazy to adapt popular mods that we use. Pretty much every mod we use is either currently working on vb4 (like the arcade) or is currently in development to work with vb4 (like the post thanks and chatbox).


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