As you can see from the thread I started in the official vBulletin forum for help, I have done everything necessary to create the subscription profile and itâ€™s definitely active. But somehow, it simply doesnâ€™t show up at all.
I see no â€œPaid Subscriptionâ€ link in user control panel left sidebar nor any subscription order forms. The payments.php page says â€œKavoir Backyard Webmaster Forum does not have any paid subscriptions available to which you can subscribe.â€.
Whatâ€™s wrong? What did I leave out? The solution!
Turned out itâ€™s because I didnâ€™t specify the payment details for Paid Subscriptions. You should use Payment API Manager to specify the payment API: Paid Subscriptions â€“> Payment API Manager.
By default thereâ€™s NO active payment API and you have to explicitly select one such as PayPal and enter the details. Once itâ€™s all configured and active, Paid Subscriptions link and premium membership order forms are correctly displayed to the registered users in the control panel.
DisappearedÂ again after upgrade?
After upgrade, the paid subscription is disappearing again. To make it show up, just de-activate the payment method in Payment API Manager and re-activate it again by first settingÂ Active to No and then back to Yes again (click Update twice).
Weird how things work in the world, huh.