Author Archives: Tan Tuohy

Updating mybb 1.6 plugins to be compatible with 1.8

If you’re upgrading from mybb 1.6 to 1.8 and want your current plugins to work you have two options.

  1. Wait for the plugin creator to make an update.
  2. Attempt to update the plugin yourself.

If you’re like most forum owners and can’t possibly wait one second longer, then try changing the plugin compatibility by making an edit to the plugin file. Continue reading

MyBB 1.8.6 Microsoft Edge Browser Private Message Issue

A customer of mine found a bug related to MyBB and Microsoft Edge browser:

The forum works and looks the best using this browser aside from one issue. When sending a PM message, it seems to submit twice and MyBB gives a warning about sending identical messages too quickly. It happens every time I send a PM.

After some digging, we were able to replicate the issue on Windows 10 using Microsoft Edge browser. Unfortunately, it’s something that affects the default mybb that ships with the most recent release as of this post: 1.8.6. Continue reading

Change MyBB Default Page With .htaccess File

Many people have asked me how to create a custom home page with MyBB. By default, MyBB loads the forum. With a single tweak, you can change MyBB’s default page to something else. This is not the beginning of an April fools joke.

MyBB is widely popular forum software that is used by many sites online. With that said, there are plenty of sites where the forum is not the focus of the site. So it makes sense to change the home page to something else. Continue reading

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How To Cache Google Analytics Code

If you’re trying to increase site speed by caching Google Analytics code then you’re in luck. I’ve created this guide with easy instructions on how to cache your Google Analytics code.

In this guide we’ll be covering the following:

  1. Creating a php script that grabs the Analytics JavaScript from Google server.
  2. Creating a cron job to grab the latest version of the script.
  3. Caching Analytics locally. Continue reading

How To Install Google Analytics With MyBB

Easily add Google Analytics code to MyBB with a plugin or with one template edit.

Google Analytics is free to use and provides invaluable historical data on visitors. It’s the most popular analytic tool among webmasters for this reason.

Get a Google Analytic account (duh)

Google’s get started with analytics page is the best place to be if you want an account but don’t know how to get one. I won’t waste your time by re-hashing what they say. Continue reading

Check If Your Site is Mobile Friendly

According to Google over at Webmaster Central Blog, April 21 is the deadline for getting your site mobile friendly. Or else.

We all knew that this was coming for a while now. The original post was published back in February but I’m guessing most of you haven’t gotten around to making changes to your sites. Continue reading