One of the first things a new vBulletin forum owner will want to do after installing vBulletin is to change the default vBulletin logo located at the top of the page.
The fastest and the easiest option is to simply upload your own logo with the same name to the same directory as the current vBulletin logo and then choose to overwrite it. To do so just simply replace the default logo image file with the new logo image.
By default, the original vBulletin logo file has the path and the name of forum-path/images/misc/vbulletin4_logo.png or forum-path/images/misc/vbulletin3_logo_white.gif, depends on your vBulletin version.
Simply rename your own logo to vbulletin4_logo.png and replace the original file located in /images/misc/ folder, refresh your page and the new logo will appear.
The second option is to add the desired logo under your public_html folder and refer to the image paths section on that same page. To do so first change the actual logo image path in your vBulletin Admin Control Panel, but first you must upload your new logo to the server.
Then go to your Admin Control Panel -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager. Select your current default theme and choose "StyleVars" within the "Edit Fonts/Colors" section contained inside "All Style Options" drop down menu.
There you will see the "titleImage" settings under the "Image Paths" section, where you can set the image located in the header template, used as the main logo for your vBulletin forum.
Note that if you want to use relative path, the logo image has to be placed underneath the forum’s directory.
Created by Jelsoft Enterprises Limited, vBulletin is one of the Internet’s most used message board systems. vBulletin is a forum software that powers thousands of Internet message boards.
vBulletin is very successful due to the users ability to customize their forums with various plug ins, skins and third party add-ons. vBulletin software is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database server. Developed with security and powerful administration features vBulletin serves over 50,000 online communities.
If you are serious about starting a forum then you might already know that vBulletin is the number one forum platform available on the Internet. vBulletin is a professional forum solutionwith dedicated e-mail support regardless of what license you buy. On the top of that, the vBulletin community is extremely active and very well developed.
Since the initial release of the first vBulletin forum in 2000 there have been many changes and improvements to the software. Below is a list of the major changes they introduced.
vBulletin 1.1.0a was released in April 2000. The development of vBulletin 1 is no longer active nor it is supported. vBulletin 2.0.0 was released in May 2001. vBulletin 2 is no longer under active development, except for some security updates.
vBulletin 3.0.0 was released in March 2004. Initially, version 3.0 was intended to be an extension of the 2.x release that would improve performance and user experience. vBulletin 3.5.0, released in September 2005 and has addressed some of the problems users have had with version 3.0. vBulletin 3.6.0 was released in August 2006.
vBulletin 3.7 was released in November 2007. New features in 3.7 included an inline spam management and prevention system, thread tagging and tag cloud, post edit history, reciprocal friendship between forum users, public visitor messaging on user profile pages, user picture albums, user-created social groups, user-customizable profile pages, a lightbox viewer for images attached to posts, a notices system and social bookmarking integration.
vBulletin 4 was released in December 2009. New for vBulletin 4 is the vBulletin publishing suite, which includes CMS and blog functions. Now included in the vBulletin Publishing Suite, the vBulletin Blog allows members of a vBulletin community to create their own blogs. Whether it is available features or the support it offers, vBulletin has it all.