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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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  #1021  
Old 11 Jun 2010, 16:30
immaginisuoni immaginisuoni is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Originally Posted by keledan2 View Post
In the "forum.php" page, as anonymous, I see a double "FB Connect" button in the navbar. It seems "fbb_vb4_navbar_button" template has been repeated twice.
Same issue, here... Can't understand...
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  #1022  
Old 17 Jun 2010, 17:38
cache cache is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
I have a fresh new install on a vb 3.8.5
Even though I have connected to facebook first, I still can not login or create a new one, I keep getting the following error message when clicking "Connect with Facebook" button:

"Please establish the connection to Facebook before continue"
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  #1023  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 12:05
kiafaq kiafaq is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
The mod after configured properly and when trying to use facebook account will not let me click the button and get the following message: Please establish the connection to Facebook before continue .

I followed all the steps and have configured everything correctly, because this failure occurs?

My version is 3.8.5.
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  #1024  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 17:21
doubleclick doubleclick is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
I'm seeing this in the logs a lot. What exactly does it mean, and if it's a problem, how do I fix it?

8375 Joe_Schoe 11:53, 17th Jun 2010 Send Notification Facebook UID: () Exception: Unknown method


It is different users and different times, but the same empty () and the same "Exception: Unknown method" message.
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  #1025  
Old 20 Jun 2010, 08:41
immaginisuoni immaginisuoni is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Wondering if this product is still needed, after 4.0.4 release...
What do you think?
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  #1026  
Old 20 Jun 2010, 09:25
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hollosch hollosch is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
A matrix that compares YAFB and the vB404 facbook features/functions could be useful. Someone time to create such amatrix ?
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  #1027  
Old 21 Jun 2010, 03:31
cache cache is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
I have the same issue, but can't find a solution. I Let me know if you ever solve it.

Originally Posted by kiafaq View Post
The mod after configured properly and when trying to use facebook account will not let me click the button and get the following message: Please establish the connection to Facebook before continue .

I followed all the steps and have configured everything correctly, because this failure occurs?

My version is 3.8.5.
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  #1028  
Old 24 Jun 2010, 04:31
MedellinStyle MedellinStyle is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
facebook implementation vb 4.04 a total fail... nothing worked...... and the website became so slow that I need to disabled it.

So yay lets keep it up!!! will u convert to open graph?
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  #1029  
Old 29 Jun 2010, 04:50
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Kolektor Kolektor is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Originally Posted by MedellinStyle View Post
facebook implementation vb 4.04 a total fail... nothing worked...... and the website became so slow that I need to disabled it.

So yay lets keep it up!!! will u convert to open graph?
this mod is one of the very important feature I HAVE.

Hope you will update it on opengraph implementation.

pls pls pls pls
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  #1030  
Old 29 Jun 2010, 06:26
vidan vidan is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
please update to opengraph implementation, and new features such as Like
i dont like using vb 4.04 fbconnect, because my site become slower.
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  #1031  
Old 05 Jul 2010, 20:11
vidan vidan is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
any updates??
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  #1032  
Old 06 Jul 2010, 06:18
TroyTrojansFan TroyTrojansFan is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
I've been using this mod for a while and really like it. The problem is that the forum thread links that are posted at Facebook are showing up on my "personal" page which is my name. I don't want that. What I want is for the forum thread links, etc. to show up on my Forums Facebook page. Is there anyway to get this modification changed so that it will post to my Forums Facebook page and have it stop posting on my personal page?

I've got a lot more links where people (fans) are signing up on my Forums Facebook page than the few people I have on my personal page. It would seem I'd get more traffic from the Forums Facebook homepage having the thread links posted there.

I can't find a way to change this at Facebook. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :-)
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  #1033  
Old 11 Jul 2010, 08:42
ngkong ngkong is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
does this plugin support canceling the connection (unconnect from facebook)? some of my forum users asked for that.

thanks.
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  #1034  
Old 11 Jul 2010, 16:34
slinkyman slinkyman is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
The only issue I'm having is:

When you click the Connect link in the navbar, the Facebook login window opens up. After you log in, the window closes and nothing happens - and clicking the Connect link again does nothing.

Anyone know how to fix this?
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  #1035  
Old 12 Jul 2010, 02:13
ViciousCode ViciousCode is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
version 3.3.2 needs to be fixed

where is Mr.Paint, why does he keep disappearing?
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