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Digital Point Better Facebook Registration
Mod Version: 1.01, by digitalpoint (Coder) digitalpoint is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.3 Rating: (7 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 97
Released: 28 Apr 2011 Last Update: 20 Aug 2011 Downloads: 431
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I was getting terribly annoyed with the number of users registering with Facebook Connect, only to say they accidentally registered with their real name and wanted to change it.

So with this, the default username will be their Facebook username, NOT their real name.

This will work with 4.0.3 or higher (4.0.3 was the first version with Facebook Connect).

Installation
  • Install the product-dp_better_facebook_reg.xml product under AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product
You can see a live version in action here (assuming you are logged into Facebook of course):
http://forums.digitalpoint.com/register.php


Details
Let's say my name is "Shawn Hogan" and my Facebook username is "dpoint" (which it is) and I sign up for a forum that utilizes the Facebook Connect integration that came with vBulletin 4.0.3 or higher...

By default, vBulletin will make my username "Shawn Hogan".

With this addon, my default username will be "dpoint"... if "dpoint" is taken, it will default to "dpoint75" (1975 is the year I was born)... if "dpoint75" is taken, it will default to "dpointXX" (XX being a random number).

By default vBulletin also resets the username back to "Shawn Hogan" if I overrode it, but there was an error with my registration. So as an added bonus, the system will always remember the username if it was set by the user registering.

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Old 04 Dec 2011, 04:35
OldSchoolDSL OldSchoolDSL is offline
 
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Installed

4.1.8

(I assume working)
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Old 21 Dec 2011, 03:46
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Working on 4.1.9?
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Old 21 Dec 2011, 03:52
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Working on 4.1.9?
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Old 13 Jan 2012, 19:18
Mark Hewitt Mark Hewitt is offline
 
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When I try registering in dpoint it still requires me to input an email address, is this right?!

PS until 5 minutes ago I'd never heard of Facebook usernames. *Nobody* I know has one. Is it a US thing?
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Old 13 Jan 2012, 20:14
Mark Hewitt Mark Hewitt is offline
 
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PS what I'm looking for is a way for facebook users to register and for the forum to ask them what forum name they would like. And nothing else; once they've chosen it they are registered. Doable?
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Old 13 Jan 2012, 23:24
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digitalpoint digitalpoint is offline
 
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Real name: Shawn
Not sure... this plug-in doesn't alter how vBulletin does facebook registrations, only what it uses for the default username. So your question would be better for the support forum on vb.com
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 18:59
Mark Hewitt Mark Hewitt is offline
 
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If a user doesn't have a Facebook username and they end up registering using their real name, will it still put a number on the end if there is a clash?
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Old 11 Apr 2012, 13:50
Mark Hewitt Mark Hewitt is offline
 
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Any idea?
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Old 11 Apr 2012, 23:00
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digitalpoint digitalpoint is offline
 
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No, if they have no Facebook username, it will just revert to vBulletin's normal behavior.
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Old 04 May 2012, 17:42
AddwireCom AddwireCom is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Instead of importing their username from facebook can we setup a varible to have them input a name, lets say for my site is a gaming clan, and i would like it to import the name they type in for thier playstation Gamertag. is this possible?
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Old 07 Sep 2012, 00:15
bizpro99 bizpro99 is offline
 
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can it import their fb profile photo with facebook connect?
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Old 01 Oct 2012, 16:58
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dog199200 dog199200 is offline
 
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Location: Missouri
Real name: Dwight
I have an issue. I can't get this to work. I imported it correctly, but no matter what when the person hits connect it instantly registers them instead of redirecting them to the registration page..

http://www.shiningashes.net/forum/forum.php
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Old 01 Oct 2012, 17:54
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digitalpoint digitalpoint is offline
 
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Real name: Shawn
Disable the "Enable Auto-Register" setting in your AdminCP settings.
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Old 28 Jan 2013, 14:21
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Do we need Facebook connect license for this mod
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Old 30 Jan 2013, 05:46
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digitalpoint digitalpoint is offline
 
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What is a Facebook Connect license? Do you have a URL?
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