Most of the best discussion boards on the Web have been customized in one way or another. Some have only basic customizations to give the place a specific look and feel, while others have been heavily modified and customized to look, feel, and work exactly how the owners want them to.
At this stage you probably want something in the middle—you want a certain level of customization but don't want to take on too much too soon, right? That's fine—the great thing about customizing vBulletin is that you can start small and keep on adding to it until you get what you want.
In this chapter we will look at: