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Recommended Next Steps / Customizations for my vBulletin?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by LinkBliss, Jan 18, 2012.

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    Was still running 3.8 for the last couple years and finally bit the bullet and upgraded to vB4 :eek: :eek: :eek:
    SEMrush
    Anyway, I want to do a minimum of customization this time, and just coming up with a game plan, looking for any advice and suggestions from you rocking vB gods.

    http://www.MapForums.com, you can see I have vBSEO installed.

    thoughts:
    1. Get a decent logo. I like the gradient on the logos for this forum http://forums.kixeye.com/forum.php, any suggestions for a simple/free logo design tool? Maybe Inkscape? [UPDATE: Did some work on the logo, not happy with it yet, but at least I'm learning Inkscape.]

    2. Install Ads - should I use the vBulletin default Adsense and Skimlinks or something else?

    3. Re-enable the CMS and insert tons of content, there is a sister site http://www.MP2Kmag.com / e-zine so I should have plenty of content to summarize and link to...

    4. Go Mobile. I have Tapatalk installed and will install Forum Runner next. Or should I look into the vBulletin Mobile Suite? What does that do? Should I do all three? Or don't bother with mobile?

    5. Is the Facebook App worthwhile? I'm not sure my forum is big enough to bother with the extra costs of the Mobile Suite and Facebook Apps, although they look fun to play with :)

    6. In the light blue row across the top http://www.MapForums.com where it says Forums, What's New... insert some more words linking to stuff. I have an old dead Wiki (MediaWiki) with some related content, can MediaWiki content be imported or integrated with vB4? I think that would be a good idea for me to resurrect that Wiki.

    Other thoughts? Low hanging fruit for what I should be doing with my forum?

    Thanks!
    Eric
     
    LinkBliss, Jan 18, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
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    I would start off with the theme first of all. Mybe a get a free skin form vbulletin.org and change it around a little to math your site.
     
    xxExx, Jan 18, 2012 IP