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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: http://code.google.com/p/vbulletinfacebook/issues/list (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

[WHAT IS IT?]
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!

[SEE IT IN ACTION]
Screencast:
1. Installation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ComjeipReE4
2. Connecting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7m85O_iX70
3. Posting and Notifications: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBwwiffLvJ8
Demo board:
vBulletin 3.8: http://daohoangson.com/vb38
vBulletin 4: http://daohoangson.com/vb40
Authentication Username: demo. Password: demo.

[MAIN FEATURE]
*** 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

[CHANGE LOG]
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!

[NEW INSTALLATION]
*. 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 http://domain.com/forums/register.php?do=fbb_reclaim 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 http://www.facebook.com/developers/createapp.php (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!

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

[CONFLICT]
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

[OTHER PLUGINS/PRODUCTS]
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]


[KNOWN ISSUES]
FILE HERE: http://code.google.com/p/vbulletinfacebook/issues/list (require a Google Account)

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Old 28 Mar 2010, 20:16
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Originally Posted by doemasters View Post
ok here is what it looks like when a person uses facebook connect. Screen shot attached
Other than an alignment issue, that's what you're supposed to see every time you log in.
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Old 29 Mar 2010, 15:26
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I'm sure this is answered somewhere but I can't even think of how to ask in a search...

Right now, I can post on my profile page in vBulletin and have that post appear on my Facebook wall. Now I'd like to have items I post to my Facebook wall appear on my vBulletin page.

Is that possible? How?

Thanks in advance for any helpful replies.
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Old 29 Mar 2010, 15:53
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Hi all,

I am trying this product on a 3.8.4 board. I have put all the files in the docroot then tried to upload the xml product file.

When doing so, the page freezes, waiting for an answer from the server ... server load is 0, no significant hung queries.

Can anyone give me some troubleshooting tips?

Thanks,

M.
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Old 29 Mar 2010, 17:39
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Originally Posted by grc View Post
I'm sure this is answered somewhere but I can't even think of how to ask in a search...

Right now, I can post on my profile page in vBulletin and have that post appear on my Facebook wall. Now I'd like to have items I post to my Facebook wall appear on my vBulletin page.

Is that possible? How?

Thanks in advance for any helpful replies.
Not possible with this modification.
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Old 29 Mar 2010, 17:45
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
Not possible with this modification.
Thanks!
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 13:03
sNator sNator is offline
 
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Publish to Page Account

When I click on http://www.surfzone.se/forum/profile.php?do=fbb_pages to enable publish to page account I get this error

Database error in vBulletin 3.8.2:

Invalid SQL:

UPDATE `forum`
SET fbtarget_id_permission_granted = '106985142665342'
WHERE fbtarget_id = '106985142665342';

MySQL Error : Table 'forum1-latin.forum' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Tuesday, March 30th 2010 @ 02:54:52 PM
Error Date : Tuesday, March 30th 2010 @ 02:54:52 PM
Script : http://www.some.com/forum/profile.ph...publish_stream
Referrer : http://www.some.com/forum/profile.php?do=fbb_pages
IP Address : 1.1.1.1
Username : ?????
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.0.67-0ubuntu6.1-log

Missing table prefix in some code?

Found it in hook_profile_start.php
$vbulletin->db->query_write("
UPDATE `forum`
SET fbtarget_id_permission_granted = '$tmp'
WHERE fbtarget_id = '$pageid'
");

The table prefix is missing. I hardcoded my prefix and now it works fine.

Last edited by sNator; 30 Mar 2010 at 14:11. Reason: Found solution
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 13:52
NickyNet NickyNet is offline
 
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hi,

everything is working fine for me...

except... after loging in the "redirect screen" is as i would use RTL..
even i use LTR

see screen.

thank you in advance

VB version: 4.0.2
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File Type: png strange.png (10.3 KB, 18 views)
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Last edited by NickyNet; 30 Mar 2010 at 14:27. Reason: vb version added
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 15:35
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Originally Posted by grc View Post
I'm sure this is answered somewhere but I can't even think of how to ask in a search...

Right now, I can post on my profile page in vBulletin and have that post appear on my Facebook wall. Now I'd like to have items I post to my Facebook wall appear on my vBulletin page.

Is that possible? How?

Thanks in advance for any helpful replies.
Currently YAFB only support getting comments from Facebook and posting them as guest post in Forums

Originally Posted by sNator View Post
When I click on http://www.surfzone.se/forum/profile.php?do=fbb_pages to enable publish to page account I get this error

Database error in vBulletin 3.8.2:

Invalid SQL:

UPDATE `forum`
SET fbtarget_id_permission_granted = '106985142665342'
WHERE fbtarget_id = '106985142665342';

MySQL Error : Table 'forum1-latin.forum' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Tuesday, March 30th 2010 @ 02:54:52 PM
Error Date : Tuesday, March 30th 2010 @ 02:54:52 PM
Script : http://www.some.com/forum/profile.ph...publish_stream
Referrer : http://www.some.com/forum/profile.php?do=fbb_pages
IP Address : 1.1.1.1
Username : ?????
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.0.67-0ubuntu6.1-log

Missing table prefix in some code?

Found it in hook_profile_start.php
$vbulletin->db->query_write("
UPDATE `forum`
SET fbtarget_id_permission_granted = '$tmp'
WHERE fbtarget_id = '$pageid'
");

The table prefix is missing. I hardcoded my prefix and now it works fine.
Yeah. It's weird to have a table prefix missing there!

Originally Posted by NickyNet View Post
hi,

everything is working fine for me...

except... after loging in the "redirect screen" is as i would use RTL..
even i use LTR

see screen.

thank you in advance

VB version: 4.0.2
Can any body confirm this right-to-left alignment issue since it's really weird
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 16:14
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Originally Posted by mrpaint View Post
Can any body confirm this right-to-left alignment issue since it's really weird
i confirm that my forum effected too.
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File Type: jpg screen.jpg (21.5 KB, 20 views)
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 18:12
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Updated new version 3.2.4
Mostly to fix the weird right-to-left issue
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 18:55
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I am brand new to VB and my knowledge is growing, but it's still remedial at best. I know nothing of code, programming etc.

Should I even attempt to try and upload this myself.

I think it's a great addition and would be really valuable to my forums.

I'm running 3.8.1 right now.

Thanks
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 19:05
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Thumbs up

Originally Posted by mrpaint View Post
Updated new version 3.2.4
Mostly to fix the weird right-to-left issue
hi,

RTL <> LTR solved!
thank you for quick update!
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 19:08
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Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

My forum is crippled
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 20:19
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working great !
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 20:23
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Originally Posted by outasite View Post
I am brand new to VB and my knowledge is growing, but it's still remedial at best. I know nothing of code, programming etc.

Should I even attempt to try and upload this myself.

I think it's a great addition and would be really valuable to my forums.

I'm running 3.8.1 right now.

Thanks
Installation is pretty straightforward and easy. If you run into any problem you can ask here

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My forum is crippled
Please make sure you upload all the files/directories inside upload
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