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How to add tabs to vBulletin 4

There is 2 good ways to add custom tabs to vBulletin 4.

The best way is a premium solution from Wolfshead.

The free solution which is also good you can download from

All of our skins are supported by Wolfshead solutions so check them out.


How do I enable the vBulletin 4 sidebar ?

To enable the forum sidebar you need to

1. Got to admincp -> options -> Forum Sidebar and Block Options and enable the Forum Sidebar option.
2. Then in admincp -> Forums & Moderators -> Forum Blocks Manager > Add Block and select from list below:

* Blog Entries
* CMS Articles
* Custom HTML/PHP
* Forum Threads
* New Forum Posts
* Social Group Discussions
* Tag Cloud


The best vBulletin skins for forums

I have been working hard the last few months on our high quality vBulletin skins.

So far i have 12 great looking vBulletin skins and 2 more coming for vBulletin 4.0.7

As well as vBulletin skins we have 3 Invision skins and soon XenForo skins.

I am taking my time and effort to release high quality skins and when vBulletin 4.1.0 is released i plan to release alot of new skins.

You can visit our shop here:


Affordable custom vb4 templates

vB4 custom templates

For a limited time only Bluepearl Design is creating custom vBulletin 4 templates for $500USD.

Please note:
-Customers must provide their own logo, basic logo design is $50USD extra.
-First 2 updates are free, for example from 4.0.0 to 4.0.1 etc
-50% of payment is to be made before commencement of work and 50% on completion of work.

Payment can be made via Paypal or Moneybookers


vBulletin 4 template completed for

Today i finished another new vBulletin 4 template for a client.


Click here for more information


Updating templates for vBulletin 4

Spent a bit of last night and most of this morning updating my vBulletin templates to vBulletin 4 and must admit I am having a ball!!!

The new stylevars system was a bit daunting at first but i am finally getting used to it and preferring the new template system over the older vb3 version.

vbulletin 4 template system

vbulletin 4 template system


Removing VBSEO and updating to vBulletin 4

After alot of research i have decided to remove vbseo from the Bluepearl Design forums and update to vBulletin 4. The process went perfectly without any problems.

Bluepearl Design forums

To be honest I am really only interested in URL rewrites, and in the last few years I have found VBSEO to be bloated and support lacking.

For anybody else interested in uninstalling VBSEO I have found this good post

Uninstalling VBSEO