SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 12, 2012) - vBulletin Solutions today announced the upcoming release of vBulletin 5 Connect. Coming later this year, vBulletin 5 Connect is the next major release of the undisputed standard for community software. Packed with more than 125 new features and enhancements, the software includes groundbreaking innovations and unparalleled tools for building websites that deliver new levels of social interaction and ease of management.

Built on a new core architecture, vBulletin 5 Connect gives web developers and site owners a significantly streamlined setup and administration experience and the fastest version ever of the software. The all-new UI has been completely overhauled and includes new sharing tools and social functionality, and photo and video sharing has never been easier.

"Community is the heart of this product," said Joe Rosenblum, CTO of Internet Brands (which owns vBulletin Solutions). "To create this version of vBulletin, we combined our experience operating over 150 forum sites with extensive market research and interviews with our customers. We think this is the best-ever platform for building and sustaining strong community-driven websites."

New features of vBulletin 5 Connect will include:

  • Sleek new UI with extensive social integration
  • Category-leading mobile optimization
  • Simplified site set up, customization and management
  • New core architecture for improved search, better performance and easier modifications
  • Dynamic tools for content discovery
  • Expanded photo and video sharing capabilities
  • Full integration with VigLink
  • More than 100 other new features and enhancements

vBulletin 5 Connect maintains the excellence achieved in previous versions for site security, moderation controls and customizability. These will continue to be provided along with best-in-class customer support and the broadest range of third-party plug-ins. An album of vBulletin 5 Connect screenshots can be accessed by visiting

About vBulletin
vBulletin ( is the world leader in forum and community publishing software. Customers have created vibrant communities for over 10 years on vBulletin's stable and mature platform. Developed with security, powerful administration features and speed in mind, it serves over 100,000 online communities worldwide. vBulletin is a division of Internet Brands, Inc.

Contact Information:

Contact vBulletin
Joe Ewaskiw
(310) 280-4539