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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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Integration with vBulletin YAFB - Yay! Another Facebook Bridge mrpaint vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 822 16 Jul 2015 17:40

  #901  
Old 17 Apr 2010, 01:59
Infopro Infopro is offline
 
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Yep, that fixed it here. Thanks!
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  #902  
Old 17 Apr 2010, 04:38
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mmacrypt mmacrypt is offline
 
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Installed and will play with it for the next few days. Seems pretty powerful.
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  #903  
Old 17 Apr 2010, 04:42
ViciousCode ViciousCode is offline
 
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@mmacrypt

make sure to use my fix, its on the previous page..
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Old 17 Apr 2010, 05:24
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DOH, let me see what I can find.
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Old 17 Apr 2010, 05:27
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mmacrypt mmacrypt is offline
 
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the only fix I'm seeing is post 900 which is for 3.8. I'm using 4.0.2, is this something I should worry about?
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  #906  
Old 17 Apr 2010, 10:06
Mark.B Mark.B is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ViciousCode View Post
hey everyone, i fixed the 3.8.x problem...

put this code


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into global complete plugin hook

so it looks like this


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then disable this hook process_templates_complete

and thats it, it should be working

and if you wanna move the connect button from your navbar and move it some where else... here is the code of that button


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

make sure to disable it in your facebook bridge settings first before adding this code, otherwise you will have two connect buttons
I find when making this change that guests cannot view the site, they just get a white page.
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  #907  
Old 17 Apr 2010, 13:31
ViciousCode ViciousCode is offline
 
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really? that seems strange...

works on my end!
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Old 17 Apr 2010, 20:02
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I'm getting a vast number of these d/b errors on a daily basis... Any help appreciated
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  #909  
Old 18 Apr 2010, 11:26
Infopro Infopro is offline
 
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Lightbulb

Originally Posted by ViciousCode View Post
really? that seems strange...

works on my end!

For me as well as a logged in user. I'm getting reports of this error though from others.


"Fatal error: class 'vb_Template' not found in /path/to/file/fbb/hook_process_templates_complete.php on line 24"

This is on a 3.8.5 forum.
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  #910  
Old 18 Apr 2010, 17:28
ViciousCode ViciousCode is offline
 
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ill try to fix this...

but if i cant, we will have to wait until the original coder for this mod stops being lazy and fixes this issue!

Last edited by ViciousCode; 18 Apr 2010 at 17:38.
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  #911  
Old 19 Apr 2010, 16:03
Xencored Xencored is offline
 
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all i get is "Please establish the connection to Facebook before continue " plz help
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  #912  
Old 19 Apr 2010, 17:20
ViciousCode ViciousCode is offline
 
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mrpaint just disappeared, he said he would fix this, but he didnt, at least not yet
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Old 19 Apr 2010, 19:26
vbreal vbreal is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ViciousCode View Post
mrpaint just disappeared, he said he would fix this, but he didnt, at least not yet
yeah i am very surprised

one of the reasons i switched to this mod was because of how much he supported it.

maybe he is working with vb.com for the official fb connect and can't say much about it. at least thats what im hoping. haaaaaa
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Old 19 Apr 2010, 22:00
Mark.B Mark.B is offline
 
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Certainly this version is not an option for 3.8 and below, at the moment.

Not sure about 4.0 as I don't go near that.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 09:51
Wakey Wakey is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ViciousCode View Post
ill try to fix this...

but if i cant, we will have to wait until the original coder for this mod stops being lazy and fixes this issue!
That really is very harsh, infact i would go as far as saying you are being rude and ignorant.

While some bugs can be fixed in an hour some aren't as simple to fix, especially if its something you can't recreate locally. And the mod developers here generally do so out the goodness of their hearts because they don't get paid for the mods they develop (they may get a few donations but its safe to say the likes of mrpaint don't get anywhere near enough to really justify the time they spend on their mods. And due to this they no doubt have other more pressing matters to handle first in doing their 'day job' that pays their bills.

Certainly alot of the mod developers fix bugs quicker on their free mods than the vbulletin team (or Microsoft, Adobe and pretty much every software developer) fix theres and we each pay hundreds of dollars for their software
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