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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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  #1036  
Old 13 Jul 2010, 13:32
TheElf TheElf is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
With 4.0.4. Publishing suite it posts broken links to Facebook if you comment on articles. Encountered the problem at www.enerla.net

Besides this: it would be nice to have an option to announce actual articles.
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  #1037  
Old 14 Jul 2010, 14:31
tiengnhat tiengnhat is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
I have some question:

1. Why the member'avatar is auto removed?

2. How can i pune the "Log Viewer"?
fbb_invited 'overhead: 86MB
fbb_log'overhead: 86MB

Can you help me for fix it?
Thanks you!
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  #1038  
Old 15 Jul 2010, 19:23
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I'm just getting blank pages from facebook.php now
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Old 17 Jul 2010, 19:35
A825F933D42B A825F933D42B is offline
 
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Hi there,

I've a question about this feature:
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
I've activated this option but my members don't get the Faceboock security message for the Email permission and in the profile is certainly no E-Mail address inserted.

Did i miss something?
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  #1040  
Old 19 Jul 2010, 18:00
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tpearl5 tpearl5 is offline
 
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This mod has been broken since Facebook switched off Connect in favor of the new graph API. The mod hasn't been updated to reflect that.
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  #1041  
Old 20 Jul 2010, 21:37
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Do you all know if this still works ?
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  #1042  
Old 22 Jul 2010, 03:56
sixdemons sixdemons is offline
 
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yep, its working on my forum using 4.0.5... I dont use the vb fb connect...
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  #1043  
Old 27 Jul 2010, 03:34
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mykkal mykkal is offline
 
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Real name: Mike McKoy
I've been using facebook connect but want to get off it. Can I import my users from there? I've been told that if I disable that plugin that those users would not be able to log in anymore...
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Old 27 Jul 2010, 10:26
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Real name: CÚdric Claerhout
Working great on vB 3.8.
It's holidays now ; Mr Paint deserves a break
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Old 28 Jul 2010, 14:40
RidinHighSpeeds RidinHighSpeeds is offline
 
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Real name: Jon
This mod works great..Thanks guys! My membership numbers have certainly climbed as a result
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  #1046  
Old 02 Aug 2010, 10:13
doubleclick doubleclick is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
There is another mod here called Facebook Connect, which says it allows visitors to login to the forum using their Facebook login info without having to register with the forum.

Does anyone here know if this other mod is compatible with YAFB? Or, if Mr. Paint plans on adding this feature to a future release?

And while I'm here posting, I'd like to thank Mr. Paint for continuing to provide a mod that works both on vb 3.7 as well as vb4. This is more work for him, and I appreciate his willingness to continue to provide upgrades for those of us not ready for vb4.

Thanks,
dc
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  #1047  
Old 02 Aug 2010, 11:30
Ranger187 Ranger187 is offline
 
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FYI, this mod is not needed. FB intergration was added from v4.0.4 onward. You just don't have all the features with it as you do with this.
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Old 02 Aug 2010, 12:49
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mykkal mykkal is offline
 
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Real name: Mike McKoy
Originally Posted by mykkal View Post
I've been using facebook connect but want to get off it. Can I import my users from there? I've been told that if I disable that plugin that those users would not be able to log in anymore...
Can i switch from facebook connect to YAFB?
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  #1049  
Old 06 Aug 2010, 07:43
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Lee Gattenby Lee Gattenby is offline
 
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Buggy at best. I got errors trying to log in "Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class Facebook in /hermes/bosweb/web252/b2521/glo.lgattenby/leegattenbymusic/forum/includes/facebook/facebook.php on line 80"

With the patch you issued, it kills Downloads II and Tabs plugin's. Good concept, but still need some polish.
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  #1050  
Old 08 Aug 2010, 13:40
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Originally Posted by Ranger187 View Post
FYI, this mod is not needed. FB intergration was added from v4.0.4 onward. You just don't have all the features with it as you do with this.
Seems like you've provided two reasons that people would need this.
  1. Anyone not using vb4
  2. Anyone wanting the additional features that this mod has that v4 doesnt.
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