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Old 18 Sep 2014, 10:10
kartik786 kartik786 is offline
 
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Mobile Responsive theme ?

Hello,

I haven't been following vbulletin developments for quite sometime now and I am completely lost with the new possibilities.

I'm using vb 3.8.3 and wanted to know if there is already a mobile responsive theme available for it.

I did bump into something called as MAPI - mobile API but all links point to dead resources as vbulletin isn't supporting the older versions.

I use wordpress for most of my new projects so if I had to make an analogy of what i'm looking for, its the jetpack mobile theme for wordpress. Do we have some way of accomplishing it with vbulletin too?

--------------- Added 19 Sep 2014 at 09:00 ---------------

Any help appreciated
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Old 23 Sep 2014, 23:15
fanyap fanyap is offline
 
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The best vBulletin 3 mobile skin I have seen is over at http://vbmobile.com
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Old 23 Sep 2014, 23:49
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Originally Posted by kartik786 View Post
I'm using vb 3.8.3 and wanted to know if there is already a mobile responsive theme available for it.
There are a couple of decent free mobile themes in the 3.8 styles section. One of those coupled with the "detect and assign mobile browser style" hack should help you alot. You can customize the mobile styles to your tastes but the real reason to have them is, they are extremely light in kb load.
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Old 24 Sep 2014, 05:04
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Originally Posted by fanyap View Post
The best vBulletin 3 mobile skin I have seen is over at http://vbmobile.com
what the heck, seriously vBulletin 3 Mobile Skin $500.00.

what Max Taxable said above, i'd go with. just sayin.
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Old 30 Sep 2014, 14:47
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I'm okay with paying 500 $ .. any contact id of the developer? I need to first test it on my board and be sure it will work fine before making the payment since our board is heavily customized.
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Old 02 Oct 2014, 15:11
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I installed vbulletin mobile api and now I came to realize that it is only for mobile apps. It does not have a mobile style to go with it ( no mobile web interface while surfing in your default browser)
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Old 02 Oct 2014, 17:35
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Originally Posted by kartik786 View Post
I installed vbulletin mobile api and now I came to realize that it is only for mobile apps. It does not have a mobile style to go with it ( no mobile web interface while surfing in your default browser)
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...15&postcount=3
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Old 09 Oct 2014, 05:09
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Thanks done it

Check www.managementparadise.com/forums from your mobile !
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Old 21 Apr 2015, 12:13
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Originally Posted by fanyap View Post
The best vBulletin 3 mobile skin I have seen is over at http://vbmobile.com

Seems their email doesn't work.. grr.
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Old 21 Apr 2015, 12:19
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Originally Posted by kartik786 View Post
Thanks done it

Check www.managementparadise.com/forums from your mobile !
Upgrade to 4.x, everything is responsive including the CMS..
I bet what can be done on wordpress (except some extensive plugins).. those can also be acheived on vbulletin CMS..
I have many sites running vbulletin CMS to extreme..
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Old 22 Apr 2015, 10:04
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Originally Posted by SaN-DeeP View Post
Upgrade to 4.x, everything is responsive including the CMS..
I bet what can be done on wordpress (except some extensive plugins).. those can also be acheived on vbulletin CMS..
I have many sites running vbulletin CMS to extreme..
why would he/she need to upgrade to vb4, his/her forums passes the Google Mobile Friendly Test. just sayin

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Seems their email doesn't work.. grr.
i wouldn't trust that place tbh. both demo's, 1 is vb4 and other xenforo.
anyone using this mod on vb3 to confirm it works and passes google's mobile test?
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Old 23 Apr 2015, 14:54
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Yes vBMobile.com works perfect on vB3 & passes Google's mobile test. Their email is hello[@]vBMobile.com
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Old 23 Apr 2015, 15:50
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We bought that style and I wouldn't recommend it, unfortunately.

It just covered in our case forumdisplay & showthread pages. It did not for all the rest of pages, including registering, User Control Panel and many other relevant locations. We paid aditional 250$ for further customization, and the work on the bulk template was quite poor. Due to delays on the delivery and email answers, we desisted on ask for improvements, but we expected much more for the stated price.

You can test full customized mobile templates by >> r e l i v o << at:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/
http://androidforums.com/

You can test our final mobile template, with still many pages to be developed at: http://www.bomberspelcanvi.com

Most common pages (showthread, forumdisplay, index, edit) captured here:
http://www.bomberspelcanvi.com/parti....html#post4447
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Old 23 Apr 2015, 16:49
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Yes, if you have a highly customized version with custom pages, thread bits, etc it might not be the best option for you unless you're willing to spend time or money on customizations. It's a very lightweight mobile theme that is flexible enough to build on top of. A lot of the features have been ripped out to focus on the core functionality of vBulletin. There are many free options other than vBMobile, but most don't work and are outdated.

vBMobile demo: http://vbmobile.com/forum/

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Old 28 Apr 2015, 15:16
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We just went through with vbmobile on our site and finally got it implemented over the weekend. Its been a HUGE success. A lot of my members (myself included) use tapatalk and quite a few people are sick of the backwards changes and bugs, etc. Everyone who has tried it thus far loves it. Its fast, simple and streamlined. It strips away a lot of the fluff and just focuses on the forum experience. And as said above, it does allow you to build on top of it.

I would strongly recommend this if youre looking for a true mobile solution.

You can see it in action on my site via - http://www.thechicagogarage.com/forum/?styleid=25
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