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Compress Forum Templates
Mod Version: 4.0, by Trigunflame (Member) Trigunflame is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.3 Rating: (6 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 164
Released: 10 Feb 2006 Last Update: 12 Feb 2006 Downloads: 794
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Compress Forum Templates
Speed up your Forums & Save Bandwidth


This hack compresses your sites Templates into the database resulting in a significantly smaller page size and faster loading pages.
The benefits of this Template Compressor as opposed to virtually any other that you have installed is that this compresses the templates into the database.

Other hacks compress the pages on every page load which takes CPU/Memory usage as well as slows down the actual output of the page.

PS. Use this in conjunction with my Other Hack (Accelerated Plugins) for speeding up your forum even more (If you use plugins especially).
PS. Use this in conjunction with my Other Hack (Template Cache System) for speeding up your forum by caching its templates.


This is a semi-port from my Vbulletin 3 Version:


1. Download Zip File, Extract files..
2. Read install.txt and follow it
3. Note: Anytime you update your templates, make sure to click "Compress Templates".
4. If you have any problems with certain hacks not working, add affected templates to "Template Ignore" setting in the Admin Control Panel settings.

Common Templates That May Need To Be Added to Ignore Settings:

phpinclude_start phpinclude_end editor_jsoptions_font editor_jsoptions_size forumhome navbar forumhome_vbshout forumhome_vbshout_shout


Version 4.2: Forgot to upload ZIP File..
Version 4.1:
Changed setting location, you now modify them in the Admin Control Panel under Template Compressor Settings; there you can specify the templates to ignore.
Flashchat, others sometimes cause problems; so by default a few vbchat templates are listed in the ignore setting.
If you have problems with any other hacks not showing, trying add the 'forumhome' template to the ignore setting and recompress your templates.

Version 4: Integrating Hellcats regex, hopefully will solve some problems.

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Compress Forum Templates (Speed up your Forums & Save Bandwidth) Trigunflame vBulletin 3.0 Full Releases 189 04 Feb 2006 15:30

Old 29 Dec 2009, 19:13
buro9 buro9 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2002
I've continued to use it even for VB3.8.4 and it works well... and I'll use it for VB4 too unless something critical happens tomorrow when I install it.
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Old 25 Feb 2010, 14:36
ChopSuey ChopSuey is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Alaska
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WOW This works with 3.8.4 AND vBulletin 4.0 amazing mod thanks!

Last edited by ChopSuey; 25 Feb 2010 at 15:14.
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Old 27 Jun 2010, 09:09
Log on Log on is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
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Old 05 Jan 2011, 05:48
zargarzone zargarzone is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Will it work with 4.1.0?
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Old 17 Mar 2011, 17:05
EvilDxtreme EvilDxtreme is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
I'm on 4.1.1 and would love this as well. Any testers.
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 01:53
revitclinic revitclinic is offline
Join Date: Mar 2010
I did step by step installation, but "Compress Template" isn't showing on my adminCP. I understood, that I have to upload "product-tpl_compress.xml" and "cpnav_tpl_compress.xml" in includes/xml folder. Am I right?

I also updated admincp/template.php as described in install document.

Is it possible that it does not work with vBulletin 4.1.1 ?

Please help.

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Old 13 Jun 2013, 23:12
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Naijasite Naijasite is offline
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its working well on 4.2
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Old 12 Jan 2014, 15:41
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gsk8 gsk8 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2003
I tried to use on 4.2.2, but the "Quick Reply" won't work. Also, there is no option to uninstall in Plugin Manager. System timed out when I tried to "uncompress" to get quick reply back, and had to reinstall everything again
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