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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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Old 28 May 2009, 18:31
mamashid mamashid is offline
 
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and once we are signed into our MHO accounts we cant see the box
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Old 28 May 2009, 18:39
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Originally Posted by mamashid View Post
and once we are signed into our MHO accounts we cant see the box
have you set the Usergroup conditionals right you need to change the ones i add to your usergroups, then only signed up members will be able to view


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Change the X, Y, Z for the usergroups that you want this to show for
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Old 28 May 2009, 18:43
mamashid mamashid is offline
 
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<if condition="!is_member_of($bbuserinfo, 6, 7, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16)">

those are the members I want to see it right? thats what i place there?
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Old 28 May 2009, 18:44
mamashid mamashid is offline
 
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figured it out...i have to place the people I dont want to see it there not the other way around....duh!

thank you for your help!
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Old 28 May 2009, 19:18
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figured it out...i have to place the people I dont want to see it there not the other way around....duh!

thank you for your help!
No worries Glad to help
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Old 28 May 2009, 22:12
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Thanks so much
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Old 29 May 2009, 01:03
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Thanks so much
OK Mum, Thats what Dads are for
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Old 29 May 2009, 02:01
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LOL Well said :P
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Old 30 May 2009, 12:34
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thanks
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Old 31 May 2009, 05:49
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Very interesting Mod... I think I'm going to give it a try!
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Old 31 May 2009, 07:27
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Thanks Loco, I think i'll save that for a rainy day
/me hopes it rains soon
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Old 31 May 2009, 13:29
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Originally Posted by Loco.M View Post
* Loco.M hopes it rains soon
No rain yet buddy

But not sure if this is what you meant but you can add twitter to this also



Click on the picture to see it clearly

From your profile page you can connect with friends on other social network sites, and twitter is on there

let me know if thats what you mean
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Old 02 Jun 2009, 15:51
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Any plans to integrate Google Friend Connect directly with the vbulletin login system in the same fashion as the Facebook connect plugin?
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Old 02 Jun 2009, 18:24
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Works Great Cheers installed!

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Old 03 Jun 2009, 17:08
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this looks interesting
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