3useful skills of Vbulletin Version 4

Here let me share my 3 useful skills about Vbulletin Version 4.
1. members that have visited the forum today for unregistered users also;
2. Similar Threads not show up
3. Reset “Most Users Ever Online”

For first question, do as follows:

It’s the usergroup permission Can View the Visiting Members Display on Forum Home. (Admin CP -> Usergroups -> Usergroup Manager -> Edit Unregistered / Not Logged In -> General Permissions),  and enable “Can View the Visiting Members Display on Forum Home”. Save and done.

For second question, you have to do 3 steps:

Step one:

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options-> Message Searching Options -> ‘Automatic Similar Thread Search’ enabled;

Step two:

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Show Similar Threads? Yes;

Step three:

Admin CP -> Maintenance -> Rebuild Simila Threads


For the third skills: Reset “Most Users Ever Online”

edit your db:
table: datastore
title: maxloggedin

and very carefully edit it to what you want.

in the below example, it’s set to 260 as the max users:


I believe the first bold number if the max online value.  The second one is the Unix timestamp. You can Convert a Date/Time to a Unix timestamp at http://www.onlineconversion.com/unix_time.htm