10 tips to make your xenForo forums run smoothly with optimal server performance to provide a better user experience and eradicate errors.
If a site is not on HTTPS, Chrome version 56+ will mark it as “not secure” for passwords. vBulletin needs image proxy to make thread pages as HTTPS
The aim of a forum is not only to look similar to Wordpress but is ease of use among user who would be interacting and forming the community.
When vBulletin 3.8.x is the only stable, usable and customizable, there is a need for alternatives solutions. Here are 10 best vBulletin alternatives.
Xenforo Addon to Mass prune / Mass delete users / spammers from your Xenforo community.
It can be quite an annoying experience if your readers land on a page and they are forced to wait for it to load. These 7 Simple Tweaks Can help Improve Reader Experience On Wordpress
I have seen the question about Why Wordpress popup quite a few times and being in Interview Panel of WebSpades one the most common question among the interviewee has always been Why Wordpress?
If you are using vBBlog and vBSEO like I had, you should plan Xenforo move with cautions of redirecting old forum as well as blog urls to new urls. Read my experience to help you plan your move better.
I was a fan of vBulletin for forums and have been using it on all my forums. The progress of vBulletin for last couple of years was so disappointing that finally I had to give up with them. Let me share why, as well as what next?
If you are using Thesis Thumbnails for Wordpress, it does not make sense to edit each post to add Wordpress post thumbnail for your post rather it is better to be using the following code.
How to add infolinks ads into vBulletin in such a manner that it shows ads only in threads and blogs with an option to show ads only to guests.
Thousands of free Wordpress themes are available and this can make newbie bloggers think they don’t need a premium Wordpress theme at all. Let me share my views on when you can use Free Wordpress theme when you should opt for a Premium Wordpress Theme.
Very detail comparison to understand which is better – Blogger or Wordpress for creating your blog.
Xenforo like user avatars in vBulletin forum, search and thread listing. Works with vBulletin 3.7, 3.8 and vBullein 4.
Xenforo has become the benchmark for most of forum design elements and one of them is user avatars in thread listing.
What permalinks options we have in Wordpress for SEO and which one is the most preferred and best permalinks option.
Being a die hard fan of vBulletin for almost 5 years I am yet to upgrade any of my forums to vBulletin 4 and it is not that I have not tried but I just could not get it working the way I wanted it to be.
vBulletin 4 SEO Tips to rank your vBulletin powered sites better especially focusing on Why search engines cannot find your vBulletin 4 site?
MaxCDN plugin for vBulletin is for vBulletin 4+. If you are using vBulletin 3.8 or lesser and have no plans to move to vBulletin 4, you can still use MaxCDN.
A client of mine wanted to have alternating colored rows (and not columns) in vBulletin 4 forums. As I searched, I saw the problem is talked a lot in forums without any solution for vBulletin 4 and so I decided to put together a solution. See my article on Go4Expert on How to have Alternating […]
Couple of month’s back I started working for one of my clients who had more than two million posts in his vBulletin forum and had issues of very slow forum experience. I did a long list of things and couple of months down the line he has no complaints about the forum speed now. Let […]
I always preferred vBulletin for my forums but after I purchased the upgrade for vBulletin 4.0 for couple of my forums I never upgraded them to vBulletin 4 because I never liked it. I will mention few reasons why I do not prefer vBulletin 4.0 any more Theme development were (and may be is) a […]
I have done a very detailed comparison of blog and forum and which one is better in various situations. Check out my article at Go4Expert.com and do share your view and feedback in comments. Blog Versus Forum Further Reading …
I just made the post about 20 Essential WordPress Plugins at Go4Expert.com Do let me know your views on the same. Further Reading …
Canonical URL’s If you have more than one URL for similar content it is better to specify the canonical URL for your content. You can read more about Canonical URL’s at the official Google Blog Bug vbSEO is one of the few must have plugins for vBulletin but it has one bug which has almost […]
Working for one of my client he had a very unique requirement. “He wanted to show all the posts in his blog as a combo box where user can select any post and visit that post”. Could not find anything and so I had to do the coding myself but when I used the default […]
If you are using WordPress, All in One SEO Pack Plug-in is almost unavoidable but if you leave All in One SEO plug-in with default settings it will add “no-index”, “no-follow” to your category and tags pages which is actually a killer for all your SEO efforts on your category and tags pages Why All […]
Integrating AWeber with vBulletin using Email parser has many drawbacks. One of them was double email confirmation. Other is when you have more than one way for users to subscribe. For e.g. if you have an AWeber form where user can subscribe to your list ideally you need to have 2 different type of confirmation […]
I see on many websites and especially on forums that people need to register and confirm email addresses before they can actually make any activity on the website but I have one of the most important question in my mind which is Do these websites actually register users? I don’t think so. The reason I […]
If you Integrate AWeber with vBulletin registration system you may have an issue of double email confirmation. AWeber has always been a confirmed opt-in and if you have your vBulletin settings where users need to confirm email address then when any user registers on your forum he may get double email confirmation, one from AWeber […]
After integrating AWeber with vBulletin and phpBB, now let’s do it for Joomla. Note that this is a real killer for Joomla module for AWeber by Intellispire which costs $$. Joomla by default notifies admin when any new user registers on your Joomla enabled site and so all you need to do is create an […]
After Integrating AWeber with vBulletin I got almost hundreds of email asking me to integrate AWeber for phpBB and Joomla and so here I go. Create the Custom Parser We now need to create a parser in AWeber to parse data from phpBB. Setup the following Custom Parser in AWeber. Trigger rule should be your […]
When it comes to Email Marketing there is nothing as close to what AWeber provides and when it comes to forums same is the case with vBulletin. I have been using both of them for quite sometime now and finally I decided to integrate both. I know AWeber forms are great but if you can […]
Its an era of URL shorten-er service like tinyurl or bit.ly but then I was thinking about doing something of my own. No no don’t worry it is not yet another shorten-er service but it will be just to make your wordpress URL’s shorter.
Yesterday I discussed about how you can stop vBulletin spam using built in features of vBulletin. They provide very good options for preventing spam but when it comes to forums where people are not very techy, it can have many issues. I had hard time when using them on my MBA Forum which is for […]
vBulletin spam or forum spam is simply some automated script that is able to register an account and/or post unwanted stuff on your forum. Spam these days not only confined to scripts but there are human spammers as well and you cannot prevent them from spamming but you can definitely stop them to an extent. […]