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vBulletin Releases version 4.21

Today, vBulletin Project Manager Allen Lin announced it was releasing version 4.21 with the following announcement.

vBulletin 4.2.1 is now available for download.

vBulletin 4.2.1 is a maintenance release focused on user requested improvements to the Activity Stream and Navigation Manager functionality introduced in vBulletin 4.2, high impact bug fixes to user voted Jiras, and MAPI bug fixes/improvements necessary for Mobile Suite 1.4.

The release contains:

  • IE 10 Compatibility – VBIV-15679 (Instructs IE10 to render vB4 pages using IE9 compatibility mode.)
  • Activity Stream: Forum Sidebar – VBIV-15099
  • Activity Stream: CMS Widget – VBIV-15353
  • Navigation Manager: Add option for tab to be a drop down menu – VBIV-15023
  • Activity Stream: Dynamic population of new content – VBIV-15095
  • Allow a target to be set in the Navigation manager URL – VBIV-14981
  • Change maximum allowed activity stream Items Per Page to 150 (from 30) – VBIV-15089
  • 20 issues were fixed in preparation for Mobile Suite 1.4, which will be released soon and supports iOS6.
  • 120 bug fixes selected based on user impact/votes.

vBulletin 4.2.1 contains a total of 143 bug fixes, improvement requests, and feature requests. A full list of these changes can be found – HERE.


vBulletin also announced version 3.88 Alpha was available as a beta download.  Version 3.88 is primarily an update that provides PHP 5.4 Support for vBulletin 3.


vBulletin 5 Released!

vBulletin-ConnectToday, vBulletin has released vBulletin 5 Connect (Beta). The pricing for this new version is as follows: New License: USD$249.00 | Upgrade: USD$209.00.

To buy now or to learn more, CLICK HERE  — (Save $25 with code “CONNECT”)

vBulletin explains why the ne Version 5 Connect is a vast improvement to the product.

Simplified site set up and customization
The new Site Builder makes it easier than ever to build and manage a site. Customizable page templates, drag-and-drop configuration and in-line site editing simplify page layout.

Dynamic tools for content discovery

Customizable content modules provide enhanced content discovery, engaging users into deeper site visits. The vBulletin search has been re-architected to significantly improve the quality of its results, further facilitating content discovery.

Sleek new UI features activity stream and increased social engagement

Improved social functionality includes groups, new user profiles, comments functionality, an integrated messaging hub, social content curation, real-time updates and more.

Expanded photo and video capabilities

The new interface invites users to quickly post photos and video, expanding content on vBulletin sites. This media is then leveraged by being better integrated with the rest of a site’s content. User profiles provide an engaging aggregation of all media posted by them.

Category-leading mobile optimization

The integrated mobile-optimized version ensures smartphone visitors will stay longer and return.


vBulletin also redesigned their front end site. A well needed transformation in my opinion!

vBulletin 5 Connect Video Released

The new vBulletin 5 Connect is coming…

Lawerence Cole, Marketing Manager for vBulletin recently boasted  “vBulletin 5 Connect will significantly improve sites’ ability to feature valuable content appealing to both new and repeat visitors.

Here is a video introducing the new vB5 Connect…..

Pricing has not been announced yet, nor a specific target date for release. However, Cole in the past has stated it is slated for release before the end of 2012.