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    vBulletin styling

    Hey all,

    I'm new to using vBulletin and I was wondering if there was an easier way to create your own style than just editing the *.style file? Because it gets confusing about which bit of the HTML does what

    Thanks for the help (if any )

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    Heh - I know what you mean, trying to re-skin a forum by hand can be hell with all the templates to edit.

    There are sites around that sell skins you can use, and you can also ask people to do a skin for you (you'll normally have to pay though)

    Check a few of the sites below:

    Perhaps try posting on the trading post, you may find someone on there who is willing to help with your problem.

    Hope this is a start, and good luck with your problem

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    Well, you aren't supposed to edit the style file for vBulletin. This is a master set of templates and will be over written everytime you upgrade vBulletin. It also provides a mechanism to allow you to trade styles with others and back-up your styles to your local hard drive without backing up the entire database.

    If you use the Template editor within the vBulletin Control Panel, you will find that it is much easier. There is also an add-on at vBulletin.org that allows you to save each template as its own .html file and edit those in Dreamweaver or what ever WYSIWYG editor you might have.
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    Thanks for the replies I will have a look at vBulletin.org for this tamplate saver thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Luke
    Well, you aren't supposed to edit the style file for vBulletin. This is a master set of templates and will be over written everytime you upgrade vBulletin. It also provides a mechanism to allow you to trade styles with others and back-up your styles to your local hard drive without backing up the entire database.

    If you use the Template editor within the vBulletin Control Panel, you will find that it is much easier. There is also an add-on at vBulletin.org that allows you to save each template as its own .html file and edit those in Dreamweaver or what ever WYSIWYG editor you might have.
    That would be cool to have. Do you know what the hack is called?

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    Can anyone help me out on how to go about making/editing a skin?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hockyfan
    Can anyone help me out on how to go about making/editing a skin?


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    Have you looked at adding some premaid styles. There are lots of them out there.

    Or would you rather make your own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVTBlackLight01
    Have looked at adding some premaid styles. There are lots of them out there.

    Or would you rather make your own?
    Rather make my own - but I'm not very good with images and am clueless with vB styling.


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    Well,

    Check out this site for some styles and see what you think.

    http://www.vbulletintemplates.com/mods/index.php

    The styles are very easy to install.

    New styles can be created through the admin control panel, but can get pretty complicated if your not to familiar with it.
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    they are pretty complex with close to a 100 templates in vb 2.2.x, but also pretty intuitive if you've got a halfway decent mind on you. [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] For instance, forumhome_ templats all have to do with the index.php page (the forum's home [img]images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]) andf the showthread_ templates all have to do with the (der!) showing of the thread, etc... Not too difficult. Most custom styles only actually change a handful of templates and the rest, for the most part, usually stay the same. But if you mess up, there's always the "Revert to Original" option. [img]images/smilies/wink.gif[/img] I personally have skinned 5 or 6 different forums.
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