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YAFB - Yay! Another Facebook Bridge
Mod Version: 3.3.2, by mrpaint (Coder) mrpaint is offline
Developer Last Online: Oct 2018 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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

  #916  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 11:44
cory_booth cory_booth is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Originally Posted by playSocial View Post
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

Agreed.
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  #917  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 11:59
Megatr0n Megatr0n is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
I agree to.

Some of you guys sound as if you paid for this modification? These morons should be banned from the thread.

mrpaint is a good mate of mine and I think it is unacceptable with some of the things being said in this thread about him. He's actually been very ill this past week or so hence why he hasn't been online much at all. Plus he's a full time student too so he has his future to think of instead of striving to please some of you ungrateful loons.

Grow up and learn to exercise a little bit of patience otherwise keep it shutl
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  #918  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 17:43
Mark.B Mark.B is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Originally Posted by Megatr0n View Post
I agree to.

Some of you guys sound as if you paid for this modification? These morons should be banned from the thread.

mrpaint is a good mate of mine and I think it is unacceptable with some of the things being said in this thread about him. He's actually been very ill this past week or so hence why he hasn't been online much at all. Plus he's a full time student too so he has his future to think of instead of striving to please some of you ungrateful loons.

Grow up and learn to exercise a little bit of patience otherwise keep it shutl
I haven't been at all rude. The developer can fix it when they are able, or not at all, I have no problem with that.

I merely pointed out that, as things stand, this modification doesn't work fully on 3.8. It may well do so for 4.0, I don't know.

I personally hope mrpaint fixes it, as it's an excellent mod, but there is no rush - whenever he is ready and able is fine.
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  #919  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 20:02
ViciousCode ViciousCode is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
im not being rude, im just being realistic, he said he changed alot of things around and thats what caused those errors, well if it aint broke, dont fix it? isnt how that expression goes?

well mrpaint did make a great mod, i just hope he fixes it

hope he gets well
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  #920  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 20:22
Aeropars Aeropars is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Hi Guys,

Just installed this on VB 3.8.4 and there was no errors during installation. I have clicked on my user CP and slected facebook bridge options however I dont see any facebook connect button as shown on the youtube videos.

Can anyone tell me what is wrong?
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  #921  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 20:36
Mark.B Mark.B is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Originally Posted by Aeropars View Post
Hi Guys,

Just installed this on VB 3.8.4 and there was no errors during installation. I have clicked on my user CP and slected facebook bridge options however I dont see any facebook connect button as shown on the youtube videos.

Can anyone tell me what is wrong?
Have you got a modified navbar template? I think it hooks into there.

Plus, you might run into some issues on 3.8, think there's a hook that doesn't exist so the Javascript won't execute.
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  #922  
Old 20 Apr 2010, 23:14
Megatr0n Megatr0n is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Originally Posted by Mark.B View Post
I haven't been at all rude. The developer can fix it when they are able, or not at all, I have no problem with that.

I merely pointed out that, as things stand, this modification doesn't work fully on 3.8. It may well do so for 4.0, I don't know.

I personally hope mrpaint fixes it, as it's an excellent mod, but there is no rush - whenever he is ready and able is fine.
I was referring to people who were being rude and downright obnoxious.

He'll be back when he's recovered 100%. He's supported this modification admirably and this is probably the best Facebook bride hack to date.
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  #923  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 01:03
cdoyle cdoyle is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Hi,
this looks like a great mod, just had a couple questions before I install it.

I couldn't tell by the video demos, but does this post to the person's wall too? Or does it just send them a notification that a reply has been given?

If it does post to the wall, how does it work with private forums? It won't send those to the walls will it?

I've also noticed a few people having problems with the installation. Have these all been fixed with this latest version?

Thanks
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  #924  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 01:48
vbreal vbreal is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Originally Posted by Megatr0n View Post
I was referring to people who were being rude and downright obnoxious.

He'll be back when he's recovered 100%. He's supported this modification admirably and this is probably the best Facebook bride hack to date.
what do u mean by recovered. i must of missed something.
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  #925  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 04:20
maimaitinhban maimaitinhban is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
o_O



how to fix this?
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  #926  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 09:41
Megatr0n Megatr0n is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Originally Posted by vbreal View Post
what do u mean by recovered. i must of missed something.
Read my first post.
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  #927  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 10:50
Aeropars Aeropars is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Originally Posted by Mark.B View Post
Have you got a modified navbar template? I think it hooks into there.

Plus, you might run into some issues on 3.8, think there's a hook that doesn't exist so the Javascript won't execute.

Hi Mark,

Not that I'm aware of. I can PM you my forum URL if you want to see it to make the call. Apart from the odd mod which I installed from here, I havent made any template changes. Just added a header and changed colours.

I thought the author said that it will work with 3.8?

EDIT - Just to add that I checked the "Navigation / Breadcrumb templates" and its showing as unedited. I assume this is the template you meant?

Last edited by Aeropars; 21 Apr 2010 at 11:01.
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  #928  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 12:55
mani0993 mani0993 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Real name: Mani Viswanathan
I'm getting this error,


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

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  #929  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 20:42
jamesyfx jamesyfx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Real name: James
Hi, is this theme still being supported for vBulletin 3.8? I've installed this addon properly but I get a message saying 'Please establish the connection to Facebook before continue' [sic]

Myself and another Administrator has taken a look but we cannot see any fault on our end. How are we supposed to establish this connection? All the required codes have been entered, although there is nowhere to put the App ID in the mod.

Thanks for any support.
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  #930  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 21:15
ViciousCode ViciousCode is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
please be patient, MrPaint is on sick leave, he will fix this issue as soon when he can.

the mod for 3.8 does not work, he needs to fix it, and he will when he returns
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