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Facades Resurrection - Run multiple unique sites with one VB database (BETA) (3.7-4)
Mod Version: 1.00, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 15
Released: 25 Sep 2010 Last Update: 25 Sep 2010 Downloads: 213
Not Supported Uses Plugins Re-usable Code Translations Is in Beta Stage  

This mod is being released AS IS...

The original mod was moved to the Graveyard. I suggest you read up on it here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=229858

I did not program this mod and can not provide any support.

The original coder was: ibautocommunity

He marked this as "resuable code" so I have re-uploaded it so someone might find this and further develop it.

If you can develop this please include credit to the original author- I didn't change anything but the version number and thread URL so I need no credit.

Please release updates on vBulletin.org for the benefit of the community.

Thank You.

PS. According to vBulletin you MUST have a separate license for each domain with unique content so this mod does not allow you to make multiple sites for free.

Use at your own risk. I do not even have this installed on my own site but it has been reported to work with 3.7.x, 3.8.x and 4.0.x versions... Make sure you make backups before testing on a live site.

This info was from the original post when this mod was released:
NOTES:
We didn't have any plans to ever release this product; but lots of people expressed interest in having this feature. We are releasing the product as is, it's very basic but has proven to work rather well on vB 3.8 and also happens to work on 4.0. We do not have plans to expand this product or continue development - we do encourage anyone interested to use the code to continue developing the product. For example, it does not currently provide any support for displaying different CMS based on the domain settings, but that could be a pretty cool feature! Sorry, but no support will be provided for this product; this is ideal for all the do-it-yourselfers on vB.org and may not be the best product for the beginners!

What this product does:
This product will allow you to use 1 vBulletin installation and admin control panel for what will look like "different" vBulletin forums and domains. For example, domain-x.com has it's own style + forum categories; domain-y.com also has it's own style + forum categories; but they use the same vBulletin installation and control panel. It also has options to customize vBAdvanced (if you have it) and limit the search results to the specific domain.

What this product does NOT do:
This product will not allow you to get around vBulletin licensing; you will need a separate license for each domain.

How does this work?
The product detects custom domains and sub-domains; once detected, it shows a predefined style and forumid range to the users. This makes it look like you have two or more different vBulletin sites.

INSTALL AND CONFIG:
* Please note that you will have to already have the hosts configured before adding them into the configuration in vBulletin. Talk to your web-hosting provider to make sure your new domains and sub-domains actually resolve and work.
Install XML in product manager
Go to vB Options or vB Settings and find IB Facades options
Read examples and basic instructions in the option screen

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THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Copyright (c) 2009, InternetBrands, llc.
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Licensed vBulletin customers are free to remix and adapt product code.

Under the following conditions, the name of the author may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
As you can see this mod was originally released by Internet Brands.

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Old 25 Sep 2010, 21:24
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Old 25 Sep 2010, 22:28
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Demo please!
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Old 25 Sep 2010, 23:49
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Originally Posted by Manoel Júnior View Post
Demo please!
I can't demo because as mentioned I don't have this installed on a publicly viewable install. There were a couple of demos mentioned in the original thread which I linked too, but I don't know if they are still using it or not.
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Old 26 Sep 2010, 00:06
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Would this be a good idea? If you've got several "unique" sites which all rely on one DB, and that db takes a dump, you don't lose one site. You lose several. That is of course unless it's salvageable.

Just playing devils advocate in one of those, "worse case scenarios".
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Old 26 Sep 2010, 00:13
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Originally Posted by soundbarrierpro View Post
Would this be a good idea? If you've got several "unique" sites which all rely on one DB, and that db takes a dump, you don't lose one site. You lose several. That is of course unless it's salvageable.

Just playing devils advocate in one of those, "worse case scenarios".
If you're properly backing up your database you should NEVER lose anything but up to the last backup which should be less than 24 hours of data...

The benefits of a single membership database, single install from which to administer and install mods and such would outweigh the chance of a major disaster IMO...several sites out there work like this now but they don't use this particular mod (or if they do they don't admit it.)

In its current state this mod might not be ready for prime time but it's a really good start.
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Old 26 Sep 2010, 21:28
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Does anyone know why this was moved to the graveyard in the first place? Security issues, support issues, etc?
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Old 26 Sep 2010, 22:09
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well as i see this's in BETA stage . and have some troubles .

in my opinion is done and i try to run this in one server - "private"
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Old 26 Sep 2010, 22:23
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Originally Posted by goblues View Post
Does anyone know why this was moved to the graveyard in the first place? Security issues, support issues, etc?
We had a discussion about this on vbulletin.com, I was told by other users it was probably at the request of the author- there wasn't any known security exploit or major error- it seems like Internet Brands simply decided for whatever reasons they no longer wanted to further develop this mod. Because it is so unique I (and others) felt it would be of service to the community to re-release it in hopes it might spur further development.
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Old 28 Sep 2010, 05:00
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Originally Posted by soundbarrierpro View Post
Would this be a good idea? If you've got several "unique" sites which all rely on one DB, and that db takes a dump, you don't lose one site. You lose several. That is of course unless it's salvageable.

Just playing devils advocate in one of those, "worse case scenarios".
A few words backup, backup then setup an test enviroment where you can test it out never do this live.
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Old 28 Sep 2010, 06:18
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The original author reported on vb,com today that he is working on a new version of this mod for vb 4.0.x. No estimate given on the release though.
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Old 05 Oct 2010, 01:04
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I would rock the hell out of this.
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Old 08 Oct 2010, 17:36
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thanks for posting this again
/me grabs a copy before it's gone
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Old 10 Oct 2010, 09:20
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The demand is insane for this.

Thanks for posting it, this is exactly what is needed to spur further development. Isn't there anyone talented enough in the community to develop this?

This is my dream mod, I won't give up hope. VB 3 sites have run this successfully somehow.
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Old 10 Oct 2010, 13:22
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I would love to read some experiences with installing and running this hack.
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