The Possibilities At a Glance
Lets see how ProvB was able to use nothing but these 2 products to achieve the features and functions shown within the following forums:
vBulletin Articles, vBulletin Graphics, Free vBulletin Modifications.



How 2 ProvB Products can truly reinvent the power of your forums and bring individuality to each of them!

Lets take a moment to explore the oppurtunities given to us once these 2 modifications are installed on your vbulletin website.



Advanced Forums at a Glance
ProvB.org's Advanced Forums modification for vBulletin allows you to bring unlimitted individuality to each of your forums. This product features the assigning of "layouts" to individual forums - changing the way listings are displayed both within the forum and topic itself. Advanced Forums is also loaded with over 13 new options in the forum manager (per forum) to help further customize and enhance each (enable/disable options, first post on all pages, topics with separate discussion page, attachment thumbnails in forumdisplay, and more). read more.

Extra Threadfields at a Glance
ProvB.org's Extra Threadfields modification for vBulletin allows you to add extra "fields" (criteria, input boxes, etc.) to your forum's topics. Instead of just the good ol' title and message boxes, this vBulletin modification allows you to add even more fields. Add extra criteria to your listings, allow members to search through this criteria, and more! read more.

Even using vBulletin standard forums and threads, we were able to produce listings that looked far from a stock vBulletin and formatted to fit our needs.

vBulletin Articles Forum at a Glance

The article layout (comes stock in the Advanced Forums product) was assigned to this forum, enabling the "Article" appearance and features throughout the forum.

In addition, we utilized the new options in the forum manager (possible by Advanced Forums) in order to hide all post elements and include a discussion page. Meaning that threads in this forum no longer has posts and other unecessary information displayed - at first. Instead, the topic's posts are separated into its "discussion" page and the initial page is stripped of all unecessary information (placing all the focus right on the article initially). Both pages link back to eachother for navigational ease.

We also utilized the Replace Instances of "Thread" feature, in order to make it so that the word "thread" now shows as "article" all throughout that forum.



vBulletin Graphics Forum at a Glance

The Graphic layout (comes stock in the Advanced Forums product) was assigned to this forum. This layout features multiple listings per row and more!

Other than assigning the Graphic layout, we made sure to utilize just a few of the extra Advanced Forums options to satisfy the needs of this forum. The attachment on forumdisplay option was enabled, allowing the thumbnail of the first attachment to be shown within listings
A no attachment image was of course set was well in order to display a "no graphic uploaded" image, when listings are made without attachments. We also utilized the Replace Instances of "Thread" feature, in order to make it so that the word "thread" now shows as "article" all throughout that forum.


Free Modifications Forum at a Glance

The Modification layout for Advanced Forums was custom made by ProvB to fit the needs of our modifications. In reality, only a bit of markup was needed for his layout. We started off with the stock forum display, and then got rid of useless features (forum rules, unecessary links, etc).

We then we got rid of "replies" and "views column" and replaced it with a single column for Category & Version. The data for this was made possible by Extra Threadfields. We created new fields and set the display to 0 this way the extra fields wouldn't automatically show in listings, allowing us to place the data exactly where we wanted (in this column).

You will also see that we put the display options on a right sidebar in order to allow members to easily navigate and filter Extra Threadfields.


Good luck on getting started on a great Journey towards developing your vBulletin website!