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

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Unveiling the Upgrade

The final step is to unveil the upgrade to the members. Access the vBulletin Options page, and switch the forum back on. This will allow your members to log in again, to post and read messages, and to interact normally.

Be on the lookout for things that don't work, and take all reports of problems seriously. If you think that there are problems, follow these simple steps:

  • Shut the forum down.
  • Test to see whether you can recreate the problem. (Remember to test the forum using a registered user's account as well as an administrator's account, as some problems may only show up to members.)
  • Carry out the upgrade again. This time pay special attention to migrating the hacks and uploading the files properly.
  • Test again.

If problems persist, ...

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