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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: 462
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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  #571  
Old 25 Feb 2010, 12:32
uniquewebmaster uniquewebmaster is offline
 
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Originally Posted by is_it_me View Post
Seems to work OK for me using vb4.02.
Are you able to send messages to facebook or are you getting a not permitted error?
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Old 25 Feb 2010, 15:10
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Digital Jedi Digital Jedi is offline
 
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Originally Posted by PI Guy View Post
Would love to make this work but so far no answers to my questions.
I looked back at your last post, and it wasn't really a question.

Originally Posted by PI Guy View Post
When I try to import the xml file I get the following error

The following dependencies were not met:
This product is not compatible with version 4.1.22 of MySQL. (Compatible starting with 5.0)
That's kind of self explanatory. Your version of MySQL is too old. You need to get your host to upgrade it.
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Old 25 Feb 2010, 15:16
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Digital Jedi Digital Jedi is offline
 
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Originally Posted by doubleclick View Post
I was getting this error with the previous version. I uninstalled it, removed everything, and did a fresh install of 3.2

Still getting the error many times a day:
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Database error in vBulletin 3.7.3:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT picture.pictureid, picture.userid, picture.extension, picture.idhash, picture.state, picture.fbbypass,
albumpicture.dateline, album.state AS albumstate, profileblockprivacy.requirement AS privacy_requirement,
picture.filedata, picture.filesize
FROM vbalbumpicture AS albumpicture
INNER JOIN vbpicture AS picture ON (albumpicture.pictureid = picture.pictureid)
INNER JOIN vbalbum AS album ON (albumpicture.albumid = album.albumid)
LEFT JOIN vbprofileblockprivacy AS profileblockprivacy ON
(profileblockprivacy.userid = picture.userid AND profileblockprivacy.blockid = 'albums')
WHERE albumpicture.albumid = 35 AND albumpicture.pictureid = 146;

MySQL Error : Table 'xyxz_forum.vbprofileblockprivacy' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Thursday, February 25th 2010 @ 05:27:03 AM
Error Date : Thursday, February 25th 2010 @ 05:27:03 AM
Script : http://www.mysite.com/forum/facebook...&pictureid=146
Referrer :
IP Address : 66.220.146.246
Username : Unregistered
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :
================================

What do I need to do to fix this?

Thanks,
dc
facebook.php?do=album? I wasn't aware it even did that. Is this something related to the picture upload of your Fans list?
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Old 25 Feb 2010, 20:07
doubleclick doubleclick is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
facebook.php?do=album? I wasn't aware it even did that. Is this something related to the picture upload of your Fans list?
I don't know, to tell you the truth. I just went into the admincp and set the Fans List to No. I'll let you know tomorrow if the error message continues after that.
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Old 26 Feb 2010, 08:49
PI Guy PI Guy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
That's kind of self explanatory. Your version of MySQL is too old. You need to get your host to upgrade it.
It seems that although I have mySQL5 for some reason the database on that particular forum is MySQL4.

Thanks for that Digital Jedi, I will attempt to update it and run this again.

Last edited by PI Guy; 26 Feb 2010 at 08:58.
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Old 26 Feb 2010, 14:51
solidlink solidlink is offline
 
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im getting a broken gif for this at the bottom right........... can someone tell me how do i fix it ?

anyone getting same problem?
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  #577  
Old 26 Feb 2010, 16:17
AevarKvaran AevarKvaran is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Internet explorer Object does not support method

I upgraded to the newest YAFBB and vbulletin 4.02 path level 1 and it fixed the internet explorer issue.
Although there was a semicolon missing in line 5 of runbox_hook_register_addmember_complete.php which apperantly ran after facebook registration.
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  #578  
Old 27 Feb 2010, 04:27
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RedDevil RedDevil is offline
 
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Real name: Steve
Just installed and tested this with not much luck.

I did have another facebook interface prior to moving my server last year, which would not work after the move so scrapped it.

Installed this one hoping this would work - nope

I am getting just error 500 internal server error, up to the final connection everything seems to work fine, I created an account through the interface, as it logs in the error appears, I did ask my host if they knew what the error was but they had no clue, I was wondering if anyone has any idea here.

I have currently disabled this.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 10:24
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Originally Posted by uniquewebmaster View Post
Are you able to send messages to facebook or are you getting a not permitted error?
Yep able to send messages to facebook from the VB test site I am running.

I am upgrading the 'live' site this weekend, so I'll be re-installing this - I hope it still works.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 13:01
saghir saghir is offline
 
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instaalled................!! thanx

but its not displaying anywhere
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 17:17
doubleclick doubleclick is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AevarKvaran View Post
I upgraded to the newest YAFBB and vbulletin 4.02 path level 1 and it fixed the internet explorer issue.
Although there was a semicolon missing in line 5 of runbox_hook_register_addmember_complete.php which apperantly ran after facebook registration.
I had the same issue. For those as unfamiliar with coding as I am, here's where I put the semi-colon after some trial and error:

for ($i = 0; $i <8; $i++) {

Last edited by doubleclick; 27 Feb 2010 at 17:27.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 18:15
Kerryanne Kerryanne is offline
 
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Have uploaded and installed etc

When i go to connect facebook, and then try and log into the site, it say i don't have a username/ email under than name and then take sign up!

What has gone wrong ??

Thanks
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 18:52
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Digital Jedi Digital Jedi is offline
 
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When you try to log into Facebook? Then you must be putting in the wrong Facebook information. This creates or bridges a vB account with a Facebook account, but it doesn't create a Facebook account for you. You have to have one already.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 19:07
fogjuice fogjuice is offline
 
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Is there a version of this with better English? The grammar and general writing of all text display with this mod is just brutal.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 21:00
doubleclick doubleclick is offline
 
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Originally Posted by doubleclick View Post
I don't know, to tell you the truth. I just went into the admincp and set the Fans List to No. I'll let you know tomorrow if the error message continues after that.
That eliminated the error.
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