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Building Forums with vBulletin by Kathy Kingsley-Hughes, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

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Summary

We've looked at a lot in this chapter and covered everything you need to know to install and carry out the initial configuration of the vBulletin software.

If you are installing the vBulletin software for the first time, then take your time, especially when editing the configuration files. (Keep a backup in case you make a mistake!) It can be annoying to get to the installation wizard stage only to find that you made some simple mistakes early on.

If you are upgrading from another discussion board, then be extra careful and take extra precautions—you want to make sure that everything goes back properly and that members can't do or see more than they should!

Also, once you have vBulletin up and running, take time to familiarize yourself with ...

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