With the exciting release of vBulletin 6 on the way, vBulletin 5 Connect and vBulletin Mobile Suite will begin the sunsetting process. Please see below for important End of Life details for these products:
vBulletin 5 Connect
After the release of vBulletin 6, no further vBulletin 5 Connect version updates will be released.
The latest version of vBulletin 5 Connect – version 5.7.5 – will continue to receive any necessary security patches until 08/31/2024, approximately 1 year from now. Please note that only the latest version of vBulletin 5 Connect will receive these continued patches.
vBulletin Mobile Suite
New vBulletin Mobile Suite licenses are no longer available for purchase.
Current vBulletin Mobile Suite licenses can...
Your server must meet the following requirements before vBulletin can be installed on the machine. Most shared-environment hosting providers meet these qualifications already. If you're unsure, you can always use vBulletin Cloud to host your vBulletin website.
vBulletin is a web-based application and as such has a few minimum requirements. To run vBulletin, you need a web hosting provider that includes the following on their systems:
PHP version: 7.1.0
MySQL version: 5.6.10 (see note below)
As an alternative to MySQL, you can use MariaDB version: 10+
A pre-registered domain name
200 Megabytes of hard drive space
128 MB per PHP Script.
Rewrite Engine - A rewrite engine is needed for vBulletin's Friendly URL...
vBulletin Solutions today launched vBulletin 6, a major evolution of its widely used community software that powers more than 40,000 online communities and the most capable version of vBulletin in its 20-year history.
Driven by customer feedback, vBulletin 6 brings comprehensive product refinements, including enhanced performance, robust support, and the addition of several highly requested features, including Shopify integration. It can be sampled in action on the vBulletin.com discussion forum, which has already been upgraded to vBulletin 6.
As with prior versions, vBulletin 6 is available via traditional software license for locally hosted installations as well as through vBulletin Cloud, the company's subscription-based option...
Changes and Updates in vBulletin 5.7.5
vBulletin Connect 5.7.5 is now available to download. vBulletin Cloud sites will be upgraded automatically in the next 7-14 days.
We have improved the handling of notifications. Upon deleting content, the system will automatically remove related notifications. Notifications will remain if the user has permission to view deleted content.
In previous versions, a noindex meta tag could be placed on the rendered...
vBulletin 5.7.4 Changes and Updates
vBulletin Connect 5.7.4 is now available to download. vBulletin Cloud sites will be upgraded automatically in the next 7-14 days.
We updated the Page Manager and added tools that allow users to set the vBulletin home page and delete custom pages.
We have streamlined the processes after changing the home page in addition to this. We will remove the breadcrumbs on the new homepage and handle navigation tabs in the following manner.
If there is a tab for the previous homepage, the link will be updated to the canonical URL for the corresponding page.
If there is a tab for the new homepage, the link will be updated to the vBulletin root (i.e., '/').
If no tab exists for the new homepage...
vBulletin Mobile Suite 2.10 Changes
Mobile Suite 2.10 is available to be built via the Mobile Publisher. Mobile Suite 2.10 is predominantly a bug-fix release.
Increase Android target API level to 33
Sign Up - The popup message is showing incorrectly
Push Notifications - Push notifications not coming on Android 13
Crash - App crashes when launching under low network
Upload Photos - Add photos process cannot be finished on Android 13 devices
Friends - Click Friends in main menu shows the blank screen.
Increase Android target API level to 33
Blog - Crash - Blank page appears while scrolling on the blog list.
Typing a message over 3 lines in iOS app makes it unreadable as being typed
Pagination - The next page displays...
vBulletin 5.7.3 Changes and Updates
vBulletin Connect 5.7.3 is now available to download. vBulletin Cloud sites will be automatically updated in the coming weeks.
Google Authentication has been refactored. The routines have been updated to Google's new APIs and use OATH2. Detailed instructions to configure Google Authentication can be found in the core/packages/googlelogin/readme.txt file.
Twitter Authentication has been repaired with the current Twitter v2 APIs. However, registration via Twitter Authentication does not work at this time.
A new RSS Module is available for custom pages. RSS Feeds will be cached between updates. An option is available to specify how frequently a feed is updated. Due to the...
vBulletin 5.7.2 Changes and Updates
vBulletin Connect 5.7.2 is now available to download. vBulletin Cloud customers will be upgraded automatically over the next couple of weeks.
Custom Node Fields
This new feature allows Administrators to define text and text area fields that are assigned to channels. When a user creates a new topic, defined custom node fields will be available.
How it works
The Administrator will create Field Categories in the AdminCP. Each category is assigned to one or more channels.
Within each category, the Administrator can create one or more fields that will get assigned to individual nodes.
When the End-User creates a new topic in that channel, the fields are available above the standard editor.
When the user...
Mobile Suite 2.9 is available to be built via the Mobile Publisher. Mobile Suite 2.9 is predominantly a bug-fix release.
The google admob library was updated which now requires the Ad App ID to be set for Android apps. If you are using admob in your Android app, please set the corresponding Ad App ID before requesting a build.
UI - The texts are invisible after pasting during composing content
COPPA Registration - DOB selector issue
Articles - Blank page appears after viewing articles under CATEGORIES
Scrolling - Scrolling to the bottom of the first page doesn't load to the second page
view and vote in Polls posted in Blogs
Automatic "Mark as Read" does not work when viewing posts from the mobile apps