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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 03 Jan 2011, 11:56
Kdicuori Kdicuori is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
API Breaking changes

Originally Posted by TPTP View Post
Seeing notifications from FB about deprecation occurring on Jan 7. How will this impact things?
I second TPTP. We have received a few emails from Facebook relating the profile.setfbml method. We tried to grep our way to where they are called, and we seem to think it concerns the "create box" / tab on a FB user's page, maybe containing the latest updates from the forum. If this is so, we did not find a way to disable them from the plugin's options page - meaning that we tried to disable them from the admin options page, but you can still find the switches the users' facebook options page.

So, we still don't know whether it will be a breaking change or not.

Anyone has looked into this a little bit deeper?
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Old 03 Jan 2011, 14:14
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Digital Jedi Digital Jedi is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Real name: Mark Daniel Martinez
I've been looking at Facebook Developers since yesterday, and all I can grasp in the debates going on in their forums is that this has more to do with Facebook Applications on Facebook itself. I could be wrong, but it has something to do with profile actions. I don't think this modification has many profile actions other that Wall posting and maybe the picture posting. That might be the only thing to look out for on the 17th. (Date was moved back.)
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Old 03 Jan 2011, 20:37
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sydude sydude is offline
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Originally Posted by TPTP View Post
Seeing notifications from FB about deprecation occurring on Jan 7. How will this impact things?
Same here. Any updates to this issue would be great.
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Old 08 Jan 2011, 20:08
scs_media scs_media is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
No Facebook Connected User Found! in the admincp

thats impossible. i knew that 15 users are connected.

and if users want to share their blogentrys or comments it doesnt work.

can anyone help me?
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 15:22
thevisad thevisad is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
Enable this plugin and I get an error of "HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request." when attempting to view any forum post. Disable it and my forums work fine.
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 07:27
Join Date: May 2010
Real name: ROBB
Unhappy was working great for me

IVE had this for a while and it worked great with no problem but i recently wanted to add a mod that puts a FB LIKE & TWEET above the forum in the showthread template well , unfortunately . i couldnt have both without losing the other ,. in order to have the facebook like next to the tweet . i had to disable this mod because it was giving me server errors with them both being enabled, meaning the defualt VB FACEBOOK & this DEV'S FACEBOOK brigde . i dont know what the hell someone else was talking about this not being a great mod . but i tell you it is . running on VB 4.1 patch 2 ..
however sadly had to enable due to the 2 conflicting one another ... if anyone has them both running and knows a fix let me know thank you all & thank you DEV ......
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 22:23
hilfe-forum hilfe-forum is offline
Join Date: Oct 2005
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This are my setings:

So this are my Facebook Page:

And this is my Site owner FB Account:

If I post a thread in my forum. Why he will not appear on my Facebook page? What am I doing wrong? Can someone help me. please?
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 06:48
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SEW810 SEW810 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
How can I force users to validate an e-mail when they sign in with facebook bridge sign in option????
I don't want multi account users
My vbulletin setts: validate e mail is turned on

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Old 19 Jan 2011, 13:55
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Digital Jedi Digital Jedi is offline
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Real name: Mark Daniel Martinez
Originally Posted by SEW810 View Post
How can I force users to validate an e-mail when they sign in with facebook bridge sign in option????
I don't want multi account users
My vbulletin setts: validate e mail is turned on

I tried to register on a site with my email address, and because I'd forgotten I'd registered using my Facebook account, it didn't let me re-register because my email was the same on Facebook, but told me to use my existing account. I assumed it worked this way for everyone. You're certainly not going to be able to use your Facebook account for more than one registration.
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Old 26 Jan 2011, 09:51
nisarg nisarg is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
would have been nice to see thumbnails of acp options and actual fb news posted thumbnail

Also would like to suggest you instead of asking users to connect to facebook is it not possible that which ever section you choose all the newly posted threads appear directly on news feed without prompting users to connect facebook?

Last edited by nisarg; 26 Jan 2011 at 23:38.
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Old 01 Feb 2011, 12:10
Bestrafung Bestrafung is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
First, let me apologize if this has been mentioned already but I'm still trying to read through all of these posts. I'm using a custom style and the Connect to Facebook button and link is loading in the login box at the top of the page and in the navbar. I want to disable it in the navbar only but when I uncheck "Connect button in NavBar" in the options it removes the button in the login box at the top as well. How can I disable only the navbar button and leave the other in place?
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Old 03 Feb 2011, 02:21
ravenfaust ravenfaust is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
when i go to my profile it says Customize My Profile, when i click it nothing happens how do i fix?
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Old 05 Feb 2011, 23:11
Akyeame Kwame Akyeame Kwame is offline
Join Date: May 2008
I did a search and saw Branca and someone else asked how to tie this to an existing user but I didn't see the answer from anyone...the discussion veered off into those getting 500 errors, so excuse me if someone has answered but I'd like to simply tie my existing account to fb rather than creating a new one as it is doing (pulling my fb name like xxxxx.xxxxx). How can I simply login to my existing forum account with fb?
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Old 12 Feb 2011, 13:29
ViciousCode ViciousCode is offline
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this mod is dead, real shame
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Old 13 Feb 2011, 21:53
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Tanapangarap Tanapangarap is offline
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I renamed my AdminCP directory. I assume that is why the Facebook options won't show up in the AdminCP. Will I have to use the original name of the directory to use this feature, or is there an easy workaround?
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