Update on the change to vBulletin

Apr 1, 2015 12:54 PM. Posted by

Just wanted to give everyone an update and a bit more info on where things are at regarding the change over to vBulletin.

The vBulletin license I bought for the site was a second hand one so rather than the usual ‘Buy -> Pay -> Here’s the license’ happening almost instantly it was a more drawn out process (a full week from buying the license from the person selling it to vBulletin actually transferring it to me). On the plus side it was half the price of a new license. The license was finally transferred to me this morning so things can finally start moving.

Setting it up won’t be an over night thing, it’ll take some time for me to get everything sorted but I’ll work on getting it online as soon as I can.

So the big question you may (or may not) be asking is why change?

vBulletin is much more community oriented than WordPress. WordPress is basically designed for just news/blogging. vBulletin started out as forum software and has since developed into a more complete package for news and other content as well as forums. Since vBulletin is designed for people to register we won’t have issues like we’ve had in the past where WordPress would delete accounts.

There are some features, such as the subscription feature in vBulletin, that I believe I will be able to link with the minecraft server a lot easier so that (eventually) VIP promotions will be automatic rather than needing an admin online to promote people.

Basically I honestly feel that vBulletin will be better for the site & server and more importantly the people using the site & server i.e. you.

If you have any suggestions for things you want to see on the site/forum or whatever just let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

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  1. hsilverwolfee says:

    Just reading this i almost cried its so beautiful. THANK YOU VBULLETIN GODS! THANK YOU!