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UKBL ~ Google friends Connect
Mod Version: 1.00, by UKBusinessLive (Designer) UKBusinessLive is offline
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UKBL ~ Google friends Connect


A simple and effective way to let your members sign up to their google friends from your forum


Lets start...

This will add a small Google friends connect box next to your username in the navbar, This is just one of many possabilities for using this new Google friends Connect



Ok so first we need to set up a Google friends connect account at google so go to this link here and sign up

http://www.google.com/friendconnect/...start?hl=en_US

1. Click on "Friends Connect for websites"

2. Add your site name and Url

3. Download and save to your server the two files which are then shown, these are
rpc_relay.html and canvas.html

You need to save them onto your root directory, if you see the instructions it will show you where

Don't worry if you've made a mistake, google will soon tell you

4. Once you've done that you need to click on the members gadgets on the left hand side menu, Click on "Sign in Gadget"

5. Then "Create HTML Code"

and thats the first part done.

Now to add it to the Navbar

In Notepad or a text editor of your choice add the following code


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you should have something along the lines of this


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Now save this in Notepad, because we now need to upload this onto our Navbar template

Go to edit the following template in your admin CP

AdminCP > Styles & Templates> Style Manager> Your Chosen Style> All style options> Edit templates> Navigation / Breadcrumb Templates> navbar

In template NAVBAR find


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and directly below it add your saved code.

Then save, and thats it

Members will be able to sign up, Using their Google, Aim and Yahoo id's



and then the login box will turn like this...



where members can then sort out their friends and send invites etc..



Enjoy

UPDATE:

For those of you That would prefer the Social Bar that goes accross the top of your screen, then here are the instructions



LIVE DEMO : http://www.ossamples.com/freestyle/

1. Sign up to Google friends as described above and the from the menu on the left choose "Social Bar"

Add a social bar to your site

Put a social bar at the top of your site's pages to give your visitors easy access to Friend Connect's social features.

Enable your visitors to easily join and discover each other
Let visitors read and post comments together
Activities taking place in social gadgets throughout your site bubble to the top
No need to redesign your pages
2. Fill in the Options 1 on that page, thats easy enough.

3. Option 2 creates the HTML code that we'll need to ad to our site it looks something like this...


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So now we need to ad the code to our site, and its so easy, First we go to our adminCP and Styles & Templates > Style Manager > Your Style >

and at the top of your header template add the code, then save.

Thats it, You should see your sites new google social bar at the top of your forum




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  #31  
Old 03 Jun 2009, 17:33
UKBusinessLive UKBusinessLive is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Real name: Gerry
Originally Posted by pipedreams View Post
Any plans to integrate Google Friend Connect directly with the vbulletin login system in the same fashion as the Facebook connect plugin?
Might play with the API key wheni get a bit of time
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Old 04 Jun 2009, 01:30
Mum Mum is offline
 
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I would love that feature too
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  #33  
Old 05 Jun 2009, 10:54
l3it3r l3it3r is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
I'm reading through the API and I will be installing a copy of phpBB to see how that was implented. I'm very interested in getting Friend Connect installed for vBulletin FOR LOGIN. I have it up and running on www.militaryperformance.com (Site was hacked a few months back - had to start from SCRATCH ) and it's cool, but terribly useful just yet. Integration with the login would be KEY.
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Old 06 Jun 2009, 15:34
UKBusinessLive UKBusinessLive is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mamashid View Post
wait i see it but its only there if i use firefox...how do i get it to show up on IE too.
I did mine on IE 8
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Old 08 Jun 2009, 11:53
l3it3r l3it3r is offline
 
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I had to remove it because it was causing 'back button' issues. I had to click back three times!!
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Old 24 Jun 2009, 15:15
rejoys rejoys is offline
 
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Originally Posted by pipedreams View Post
Any plans to integrate Google Friend Connect directly with the vbulletin login system in the same fashion as the Facebook connect plugin?
That would be a killer app

phpbb amends the user name to fc-user and we have to click login again
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Old 25 Jun 2009, 08:08
Mum Mum is offline
 
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Mmmm i'd love that app too
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Old 08 May 2010, 22:22
Mum Mum is offline
 
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Any update to this to integrate with logging in?
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Old 15 May 2010, 19:30
marshal_ramdev marshal_ramdev is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Real name: Marshal
saved , downloaded , will install it later . anyways thanks
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Old 02 Dec 2012, 01:11
al2thero al2thero is offline
 
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Great. Thank you.
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