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Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for WrestlingForum.com! Our designers and software engineers have been hard at work on this for several months. It's designed to modernize the site, make it easier to use, and to make it more attractive to new members and guests that visit .

The forum software we use, vBulletin, by default is not designed to be friendly to the eyes or to look modern. We went down to the nuts and bolts of the forum software and templates, and have done a ground up approach. There are several things you will notice now that the new design is live.

1) The site should be significantly faster.

We have applied every modern technique to speed up page load and tested with all modern browsers. We want the forum to be extremely fast and easy to use.

2) The site will work much better in mobile and tablet views

We've started applying responsive design, and have designed and tested against android and iPhone devices, Android tablets, and iPads. If you are sitting at your desk or on your couch, or just on your phone, the site will work much better than it did before, and load fast. We are still working on improving the experience even further in the months to come, but we wanted to launch this as quickly as we could.

3) The homepage is bright, crisp and clean.

We wanted the first page users saw to look beautiful, so that when a new guest arrives and is debating whether to join WrestlingForum.com, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

As a forum member you can choose to use the new design (which is on by default) or you can go back to the old design. We ask that you give it a chance and see if you like it. Like anything new, it will be unfamiliar at first, but we suspect that the speed difference will make you want to use this new one. If you do decide to switch back, the link is at the bottom left of each forum page, you pull down and select one of the two Legacy (old style) skins.

4) Users will be able to register with Facebook, Twitter or Google+

5) The side bar can be hidden in your user options.

Click on my profile / user cp at the top right.

- click on edit your details on the left.
- Look for Show Sidebar on Forum Pages under Additional Information.
- Click disable and save.

6) Another new great feature is the @Mention user plugin. You can tag members by simply using the @ symbol.

7) Drag and Drop image uploader

We hope you enjoy it, and if you have any questions on the design, please let us know, feedback is appreciated.

If there are any issues you see. Post them up here and we will get them worked out.

Thanks,
-Your WrestlingForum.com Team.
Jeff
 

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Everything looks so fancy, damn. This is pretty great. :D
 

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I need time to process/digest this
 

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It just doesn't look right on a PC... at all. And it is way too bright. What is it with forums lately and going to this superbright theme?
 

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I'm having an issue with Setup Progress it has me stuck at 60% saying I have yet to upload and avatar or subscribe to a thread. I have done both before and again since the update went live and no change.
 

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Absolutely love it! So fresh!
 
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Yeah the old site looked old, but that was a lot of the charm for me. This just feels like every other site at first glance. I'm sure I will get used to it in time, but I didn't notice in problems in need of an overhaul so what do I know..
 

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I'm having an issue with Setup Progress it has me stuck at 60% saying I have yet to upload and avatar or subscribe to a thread. I have done both before and again since the update went live and no change.
Should be fixed now, just tested on my end.

Jeff
 
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