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

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Distributing a Style

You've made a great style, and you think that others might like to use it. You can choose to make it available for free, or you could decide to sell it. (Remember though that selling a style usually means having to provide the buyer with installation support.)

But how do you package it?

A style consists of the following elements:

  • An XML file containing the changes
  • All the custom images that go with it

To create a distribution package for a style, first take the custom XML file that you created and place it in a folder. (Call the folder the same name as the style.)

Then, download all the folders that contain custom images for the style from the web server. Make sure that you get the folders and the images. So, for our earlier example, ...

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