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YAFB - Yay! Another Facebook Bridge
Mod Version: 3.3.2, by mrpaint (Coder) mrpaint is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (49 votes - 4.53 average) Installs: 461
Released: 07 Jan 2010 Last Update: 30 Sep 2011 Downloads: 3643
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Re-usable Code Translations  

This is not just a "port" for vBulletin 4 of this modification, this is the next version of the modification which support both vBulletin 4 and vBulletin 3 family

IMPORTANT: FILE ISSUES HERE: (require a Google Account)

Yay! Another Facebook Bridge 3.3.2
Tested to work with vBulletin 3.7.x and 3.8.x (3.6.x requires some manual edit, contact me for detail instruction)
Tested to work with vBulletin 4.0 (use different .xml import file)
Please note: this product requires PHP5. If you get weird error messages, please check if you PHP version is still 4 (which is very old and you should change to PHP5 as soon as possible). Also, MySQL 5 is strongly recommended

There are many vBulletin - Facebook bridge out there but installing is always the problem for most of forum owner. So I decided to build this product from scratch and provide you the ability to install this Facebook Bridge into your forum in 10 minutes. The detail install instruction can be found below (under the Feature section). A few technical notes: This product uses Facebook Connect to maintance connection between vBulletin forums and complicated (and awesome) Facebook servers. All most everything is automatically done by the script, even the Administrators don't need to do any manual editing (yeah, I'm talking about manual templates editing, you WON'T need to edit templates each time you implement a new style). Once again, most of everything is options which can be enabled/disabled via AdminCP or UserCP interface. All possible type of caching is use to improve performance and reduce heavy PHP load on server side or javascript load on client side. Well, it's quite a long paragraph for introducing. Let's make it work!

1. Installation:
2. Connecting:
3. Posting and Notifications:
Demo board:
vBulletin 3.8:
vBulletin 4:
Authentication Username: demo. Password: demo.

*** Damn easy to install!
1. Loaded with long list of actions/notifications: posting thread, posting reply, rating thread, sending pm, sending visitor message, uploading image (avatar/profile picture), uploading pictures, comment on pictures. This list are designed to be expandable easily later by me or other people who loves to develope this product (well, if you do, contact me right now!)
2. Ability to quick register with Facebook credential but Administrator can disable this function via AdminCP. Facebook proxied email addresses are handled completely and vBulletin can send email without any problems (of course, the member must grant the Email extend permission). There is a setting in AdminCP to disallow Facebook proxied email addresses also for boards that need email explicitly
3. Ability to auto login with Facebook session (Administrator can turn this on or off in AdminCP and members can enable or disable this feature on their accounts either)
4. Other abilities: Display a profile block on vBulletin member page. Display a wall tab/box on Facebook profile page. Synchronize avatar from Facebook.
5. [AdminCP] Administrator can "edit" template bundle easily. Actually the old template will be deactivated, the new template will be registered and then all action associated with the old template with be updated with the new template bundle id. Oops, why you need to care about all of it? I did it for you already! Just go the the editing page and click Edit. Yay! All done
6. [AdminCP] Staffs can manage connected users and see basic information about them (including granted permissions)
7. [AdminCP] Administrator can decide to: migrate connected users from other products to YAFB, restrict private forums from being posted to Facebook, view detail log of YAFB in action, send notifications to connected users
*. [Experimental] I have added a fun feature that generate the Fans List, the photo will be posted to new thread with friend tagged (if available). The main purpose of this bonus feature is to demostrate the ability of the bridge. If you have an idea, contact me and I will implement it if I can
*. [Experimental] Friend Inviting functionality is added. Access from UserCP > Facebook Bridge > Invite Friends

Version 3.3.2 (released on Jun 10, 2010): Register On-the-fly issue with vBulletin 3.8.4 fixed
Version 3.3.1 (released on Jun 08, 2010): Bug fixes and Migration for vBulletin 4.0.3

Version 3.3 (released on Apr 06, 2010): Auto login related features added. User experience reached a new higher level!

*. Upload all files/folders in folder "upload" into your forum root (Please upload before importing product)
1. Import Product:
1.1. Go to AdminCP
1.2. Plugins & Products ~> Manage Products ~> Add/Import Product:
1.2.1. Browse to the .xml file (use product-yafb.xml for vBulletin 3 and product-yafb_vb4.xml for vBulletin 4)
1.2.2. Click Import

2. Fill the settings:
2.1. Go to AdminCP
2.2. vBulletin Options ~> vBulletin Options ~> Yay! Another Facebook Bridge
2.2. Create a Facebook Application if you haven't had one for your forum. Refer to the Creating Facebook Application below if you don't know how to do it
2.3. Fill the API key and Secret into the approriate fields. You can leave the Template fields untouch (the will be filled automatically). If you want to use the Account Reclamation feature, please place into Account Reclamation URL field. With other fields, it's your decision to made
2.4. Click Save and you are done!

2.* Creating Facebook Application:
2.*.1. Go to Facebook Developer > Create Application page (login if you didn't)
2.*.2. Enter the Application Name. Suggestion: Put your forum name here. Don't forget to tick the Agree radiobox and then click Save Changes
2.*.3. Now you can get your API Key and Secret (that are needed in step 2.3)
2.*.4. And go to the Connect tab, fill your forum url into Connect URL, fill your domain into Base Domain.
2.*.5. You are done with required information. But you can go through other tab and enter more detail about your forum, your application. I suggest putting a nice icon, banner into it. Happy customizing!

Just upload overwrite files/folders then reimport the xml file. Do not forget to check "Yes" under "Allow Overwrite" to upgrade

Since this product interfere with the registration procedure, I have found some other plugins/products that conficts with this product. Below is the full list of known confict and action taken to resolve the issue
No Spam (Human Verification): Temporary disabled during Facebook registration
vMail (Email Verification): Temporary disabled during Facebook registration

I have developed an easy to use options/permissions system that allow other plugins/products to add it's actions into this bridge and let the forum members experience a whole new era of connections. I did a small demostration with my kBank System (which is a money system with award/thank functionality and a useful hiding feature) and it runs pretty well. If you are interested in testing kBank in action with YAFB, contact me. If you are a developer who wants to integrate your plugins/products with this Bridge, contact me either! You are all welcome
*Also available: Publishing Blog (vBBlog) to Facebook [New! Updated on Jan 10th, 2010]

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Old 11 Jan 2010, 16:54
Veer Veer is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
I have few suggestions for future versions:

1- On "Connected Users Manager" page:

a) Show "Total Connected Users" count.
b) Add option for admins to control user connection, like edit permissions, delete connection.

2- When we share threads (with images, using IMG bbcode) on facebook, Display images as thumbnails. (currently display as image links)

Thank you
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Old 11 Jan 2010, 17:18
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Zaiaku Zaiaku is offline
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#2 is the way it's submitted. If the img comes first it will do that, if the image is last or in the middle, it usually doesn't post a link, atleast that's what worked for me.
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Old 11 Jan 2010, 23:13
aj8690 aj8690 is offline
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Any update to the installation errors in 3.1??? Very frustrating...and it has broken my Archive.
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 05:30
min0taur min0taur is offline
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Originally Posted by Veer View Post
Yes, because when you Store CSS Stylesheets as Files 3.1 will not work.
So any other way to fix this?
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 06:13
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Zaiaku Zaiaku is offline
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Originally Posted by min0taur View Post
So any other way to fix this?
have to wait for the next update
you can edit the library file too but that's more of a temp fix
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 11:37
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
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Real name: Christian
2 troubles:

1) i tried to upgrade @ 3.1 onto my old testing board with this package but i've still the 3.0 ... so i think there is a trouble into the .xml ... (but i used the 3.1 product that you give me last day)
2) i can't see the 'navbar' link ...
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 13:23
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Originally Posted by kall View Post
Quick question: For existing (registered) members, can they not log in using FB? I was able to use that feature with both of the other FB bridges, but this one appears to not recognise that I have an account.

*edit* A bit of a play reveals that Existing members *can* login using Facebook, but only from their profile (if they are already logged in, in other words). If they are logged out, and click the FB button, then click Login, they get the 'No account found' error and are directed to Register.
What's about users with existing accounts ??? How can they use the bridge?
Because, they're maybe at facebook...
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 14:52
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Zaiaku Zaiaku is offline
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Originally Posted by hollosch View Post
What's about users with existing accounts ??? How can they use the bridge?
Because, they're maybe at facebook...
Any users with a facebook can add it to their forum account going into the settings. There's a menu option for it. Tested it and its working just fine!
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 15:54
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Real name: Tom
Originally Posted by zombietom View Post
I updated and it killed my site ..i'm running seemed to work pretty good but if you try to connect your facebook account you get DB error...trying to get my site back now ..wish me luck...It looks like i have got my site back but ...running really slow at the moment.
Hope there is a quick fix as the idea of this mod is great

Update: Nope it totally killed my site can't even get to cpanel

This was the start of trouble for me
Warning: mysql_query() [function.mysql-query]: Unable to save result set in [path]/includes/class_core.php on line 408

got my site back ATM but still slow

What is the best way to uninstalled this version and then reinstall the old version..seems anything i do causes DB errors ..I think it is the iframe causing most of the problems

Here is my DB error and it is coming from the core.php file

"mysql_connect() [<a href='function.mysql-connect'>function.mysql-connect</a>]: Too
many connections
/home/mysite/public_html/forum/includes/class_core.php on line 311"

Just trying to help you find what is causing the problem..hope you can fix as this MOD is a popular one with my users.
Originally Posted by zombietom View Post
Ok, i did a uninstall and reinstalled the old version 2.2.5 ...if you get the 3.0 version solved i would love to update to it.
Only thing i find wrong in the 2.2.5 version is that once you save your settings in usercp , they reset after a few minutes and revert back to "sleeping" or "do nothing"
I'm running 3.7.1 of VB and have no plans to update to 4.0.. maybe 3.8 in time but not anytime soon.

Thanks for your support.
Does the new version fix theses issues?

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Old 12 Jan 2010, 17:57
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hollosch hollosch is offline
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Hi, in my profil-tab comes the following message:

"No Recent Post Available" - Which post will be display in this field ?
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 18:22
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 18:45
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hollosch hollosch is offline
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I only can invite 4 friends. Where can i increase this value, e.g. to 20 ?
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 20:44
thunderclap82 thunderclap82 is offline
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Tried installing, but during the install through the Plugin Manager I get this error:

vB4 Default Style ... (Templates) (StyleVars) (Replacement Variables) (CSS) (Controls)
Fatal error: Call to undefined method stdClass::called() in /home/mbuhmann/public_html/forums/includes/class_core.php on line 3700

Any ideas?
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 21:18
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nitra1000 nitra1000 is offline
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Real name: John Moss
Won't let me connect anyone, tried on my test accounts it just throws a JS error then the button on this page just stops working

Any help? I'll try to avoid turning it off untill later tonight by turning off all the nav links. More info is the connect button appears to have stopped working accross the board, not entirely sure where I went wrong.

Okay narrowing it down now, the problem appears when the program attempts to fetch my login details from FB, the problem will then continue until I logout of facebook again.
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Last edited by nitra1000; 12 Jan 2010 at 21:38.
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 21:26
obmob obmob is offline
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Sounds promising, will test it, thanks!
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