Converting Data from Latin1 to UTF-8

First export the databases which you plan to convert. $> mysqldump -u root -p123 –default-character-set=latin1 shop > /root/shop.sql Second, convert the database to utf8 $> sed -e ‘s/SET NAMES latin1/SET NAMES utf8/g’ -i /root/shop.sql $> sed -i -e ‘s/CHARSET=latin1/CHARSET=utf8 COLLATE=utf8_unicode_ci/g’ /root/shop.sql $> vi /root/shop.sql (Check the convention is successful or not) Last step, import the […]

Bulk Generate Different Dates for Vbulletin

We sometimes use php or mysql to generate many different user names, we found all users’ joining dates are the same. How to deal this issue then? Let me share my skills with you. <? function rand_time($a,$b) { $a=strtotime($a); $b=strtotime($b); return date( “Y-m-d H:m:s”, mt_rand($a,$b)); } $date1=”2012-02-20 08:15:42″; $date2=”2013-05-7 08:15:42″; $num = 2000; $i=0; while […]

Vbulletin 4 display different text for different visitor’s computer language

If the visitor is from USA, the visitor’s computer language is en-us, or en; if the visitor is from France, the language is fr; if this visitor is from China, the language is zh-cn… Sometimes we do not want our vbulletin forum show certain content to some visitors from certain counries, say if the visitor […]

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:

Vbulletin Version 4.1.2 Installation Errors

When I install Version 4.1.2, the following errors come out: Warning: mysql_query(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/cpgtxos/public_html/ on line 414 Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/cpgtxos/public_html/ in /home/cpgtxos/public_html/ on line 731

Change Hostgator MySQL Password

Sometimes we want to change hostgator mysql database user password, or we have to change when we forgot the password. How to do? Very simple infact, first delete the user name of the mysql and remake it, but make sure you use exactly the same name when remaking. then bind the old database name to […]

How to change Vbulletin forum mysql db prefix?

Follow the following procedure: – Backup your database and verify it is a complete backup – Close your board – goto: – Follow the instructions – When finished, edit your ./includes/config.php with the new prefix. – Reopen board Note: Do not alter the tableprefix value in config.php until this script has completed and you […]

How to chang Vbulleting Domain Name?

Sometimes we want to change vbulleting forum domain name, here are some tips on how to do: 1. Before you change your old domain name to your new domain name, login into you cpanel, go to vBulletin Options, Choose Site Name / URL / Contact Details, and change your Forum URL to your new forum […]

How to add a link to the Thread Starter of Similar Threads?

I want to add a link to the Thread Starter of Similar Threads, ie: <a target=”_blank” href=”″></a> The first Thread Starter of Similar Threads is Meadow. How to add a link to Meadow, if we click the link, I will be guided to Meadow’s profile page: <a target=”_blank” href=”″></a> thanks. A:template – showthread_similarthreadbit <code> <td […]

Share 1 set vbulletin code with multi vbulletin forums in one host

If you have several vbulletin licenses, and you only have very small web hosting. I can tell you a skill on how to share one set vbulletin code with multi vbulletin licenses. add the following to config.php. and change the other 2 forums’ config.php to configlocalhost.php and config127.php. that’s all.