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vBulletin with Replacement Variable: StackPath CDN Setup Guide

This tutorial assumes you have already created a site. is an example domain, which you should replace with the one you were provided with when site was created.

Before you begin, we highly recommend you test the performance of your site using Google Page Speed or Pingdom Tools. You can test your site now and after setting up the plugin for a before and after performance comparison.


vBulletin SecureCDN Integration with Replacement Variable

      1. Set up your Site by following these directions. (Make sure your origin URL points to the directory where vBulletin is installed.)
      2. Log into your vBulletin admin control panel.
      3. Navigate to Styles & TemplatesReplacement Variable Manager

        vBulletin styles and templates

      4. Click on Add New Replacement Variable next to your preferred style
      5. Create a new replacement variable for each item in following table following example on screen shot:

        vBulletin replacement variable manager

      6.  Eventually, the replacement variables list should look like the following:
        vBulletin replacement variables list

Your vBulletin is now fully using the StackPath SecureCDN.

At this time, you should perform another speed test by using Google Page Speed and Pingdom Tools.
Compare the before and after tests and note that it can take one to seven days for your site to reflect the performance improvements of a CDN. Both of these test sites also will give you SEO recommendations that you can follow.
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