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  • Site upgraded to Vb 5.4.1 Stable release

    Third-Party Authorization
    The login/authorization system has been reworked to allow third-party logins beyond Facebook. This is a modular system and can be expanded via the Package system in vBulletin. This will allow sites to create custom authentication systems that fit the needs of their users. We've included Twitter OAuth as a working example of how to use the system. Users can connect their accounts to multiple third-party sites.

    Twitter Authentication
    vBulletin can now connect to Twitter's OAuth system to allow users to log in. Once configured in the AdminCP, you can allow users to log in to your site using Twitter. During the first login, if the user does not have a vBulletin account, they will be directed to the registration screen to create one. After that time the user can use their Twitter credentials to log into the system regularly.

    Quick Twitter Configuration
    This is a quick setup for configuring Twitter Login within vBulletin 5.4.1
    1. If you do not already have a twitter account, you need to create one. Welcome to Twitter
    2. Create an app for your twitter account. Access denied | Twitter Application Management
      • Fill in the "Name", "Description", "Website", and "Callback URL" fields.
      • For the "Callback URL" field, it should be {forumurl}/twitterlogin/auth_callback (e.g. Link )
    3. Check App Settings Go to the application settings (e.g. Settings | Twitter Application Management where 12345 references the app created in 2)
    4. and check "Allow this application to be used to Sign in with Twitter"
    5. In your AdminCP go to Settings -> Options -> Third party Login Options
    6. Enable Twitter Login
    7. Enter in your Consumer Key (API KEY) and Consumer Secret (API Secret) values obtained from Twitter.

    See vBulletin Issue Tracker for more information. A more in-depth guide is in development and will be available soon.

    CSS Gradient Backgrounds
    Continuing our effort to allow easier style customizations, we have replaced the image based gradients in vBulletin 5 with CSS Gradients. This is controlled by existing Style Variable. Gradients are an extension of the Background Style Variables. Gradients can be combined with background colors and images to create unique effects and can be applied to any element. Users can choose the type of gradient (e.g. linear, radial), the direction of the gradient, plus two colors (start and end). More advanced gradients can be created using your style's additional CSS template. To learn about CSS Gradients please visit Using CSS gradients - CSS: Cascading Style Sheets | MDN.

    The new options on Background Style Variables are:
    • Gradient Type: Linear, Radial, Repeating Linear Gradient, and Repeating Radial Gradient
    • Gradient Direction: To Top, To Top Right, To Right, To Bottom Right, To Bottom, To Bottom Left, To Left, and To Top Left,
    • Gradient Start Color: Uses the standard color palette tool. Accepts the same color values as any color field with the Style Variable system.
    • Gradient End Color: Uses the standard color palette tool. Accepts the same color values as any color field with the Style Variable system.

    Post Moderation
    Post Moderation Permissions have been updated. The logic for "Require Moderation for Posts" was backward and caused issues with inheritance. This has been updated. The permission is now labeled "Skip Moderation for Posts". The value would be Yes for those who should be able to post directly and No for those you want to moderate. The duplicate permission of "Follow Channel Moderation Rules" has been removed from the system. These changes bring this permission in line with inheritance and enforce that a Yes overrides a No when a user is in multiple usergroups. If you moderate user posts, please review these permissions after the upgrade.

    Search Results
    A number of items could appear in search results that shouldn't. These include private messages and visitor messages. While users only see the items they have permission to see, this is confusing. Often these linked to the wrong location as well. This has been resolved and these items should not show up in search results. In addition, Media Albums should properly link to the user's profile instead of the /special/albums channel.
    Last edited by Cometbar; 05-04-2018, 18:56.

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    Now running Vb 5.4.2 RC 1
    Now has ability to login via google+
    Creating themes is a lot easier with new global palette style vars so instead of editing 50 - 60 style vars you just need to edit the 13 global style vars + about 7 others to create the same effect as the 50 or 60 style vars that was needed before
    Last edited by willie; 23-05-2018, 21:00.

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