vBulletin 3.6 Released – Offers Full Support for Content Sharing

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Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. today announced the release of version 3.6 of vBulletin, the industry-leading message board system. The new version includes extensive support for external content sharing, including RSS syndication and podcasting, as well as many other features designed to enhance the community experience for visitors. See http://www.vbulletin.com for more information.

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In this era of podcasts and content syndication, vBulletin now includes the tools not only to externally publish articles and messages from your own bulletin board, but also to import and link to content distributed by other sites.

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Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. today released version 3.6 of vBulletin, the industry-leading community message board system. This new version boasts extensive support for sharing of content between web sites, including improved support for RSS syndication and podcasts, along with a raft of new features and improvements designed to enhance the experience for visitors to vBulletin powered bulletin boards.

Kier Darby, Product Manager, sums up the 3.6 concept: “In this era of podcasts and content syndication, vBulletin now includes the tools not only to externally publish articles and messages from your own bulletin board, but also to import and link to content distributed by other sites.”

A key element of this exciting new functionality is the RSS Robot, which allows bulletin board administrators to specify RSS feeds from anywhere on the web that will be periodically checked by vBulletin. New items found in those feeds are then posted to the board as new topics. Kier Darby explains the benefits for site owners: “For example, by directing the vBulletin RSS Robot to a news web site that publishes a news feed, the administrator of the bulletin board can have a regular supply of new topics, any of which may stimulate discussion between members.”

Podcasting support, allowing automated distribution of audio files to supported applications and digital music players, is now included as standard with vBulletin 3.6. Discussions on the bulletin board can also now be viewed in even more ways, including customized Google or Yahoo! home pages, mobile devices with RSS feed support and convenient desktop applications. A further benefit of the enhanced RSS tools is the ability for groups of vBulletin communities to combine forces and share each other’s content.

Among the multitude of improvements in vBulletin 3.6 is the new ‘User Infraction’ system; allowing administrators and their staff to keep track of troublesome visitors and have the system take action against those whose ‘infraction level’ reaches a defined threshold. Also included is a newly updated “captcha” system to prevent spam robots from posting junk messages to the forums.

For a complete list of new features included with vBulletin 3.6, visit:

http://www.vbulletin.com/go/36features/

To purchase a vBulletin license or evaluate the software using the try-before-you-buy admin demo area, visit http://www.vbulletin.com

For review copies of vBulletin 3.6, high-resolution product images, or any further information, please contact James Limm.

About vBulletin:

First released in 2000, vBulletin is bulletin board software powered by a combination of PHP and MySQL. It is the community solution of choice for thousands of web sites. The built in styles and templates system allows fast implementation, and the comprehensive user features, including avatar support, private messaging and buddy lists, offer an immersive environment to visitors. Our online after-sales support is second to none, available to customers 24/7, with a response rate usually within one hour. Prices start from $85 (£48).

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