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

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Summary

In this chapter we've looked at another code modification, but this time instead of concentrating on the hack itself we paid attention to the process of making a hack to the code of a vBulletin board. You are likely to want to carry out a number of hacks to your board, and with each one you will increase your knowledge and understanding of how the board works. With time you will get an understanding of how the different templates and PHP files interact, and this is when you are most likely to start to think about creating your own hacks.

Take your time when creating your own hacks—don't rush it. Take advantage of the vBulletin licensing policy, and work on a test-bed installation of the discussion board—that way, if things go badly wrong, ...

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