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Facebook Connect - Allow your users to login with their Facebook account (for 3.8)
Mod Version: 2.0.6, by sllik (Member) sllik is offline
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This thread is in the Modification Graveyard.
vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (87 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 805
Released: 25 Jan 2009 Last Update: 06 Sep 2009 Downloads: 7705
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files Translations External Content  

Staff Note: Moved to Graveyard - this will never work now that the old style facebook authentication is no longer available.


Facebook Connect
This add-on allows your guests and existing users to login with their Facebook account through Facebook Connect.

There is NO NEED to upgrade or reinstall if you already installed this mod for 3.7

Upgrade to 2.0.6 so that users with the new super long IDs will be able to login.


This mod conflicts with PhotoPost vBGallery!

Quick fix:
Disable the following PhotoPost vBGallery plugins:
  • Userinfo Merge
  • Integrate Postbit Showthread

Benefits of Facebook Connect
  • Users can simply login with their Facebook account without going through the registration process.
  • Increase user interaction and your traffic through Facebook notifications and news-feeds!
Features
Facebook users will be able to receive Facebook notifications when:
  • There is a reply to their thread or a thread that they're subscribing to
  • They receive a new PM
News-Feed will be published on to the user's wall when the user:
  • Logs in for the first time
  • Replies to a thread
  • Creates a new thread
Fetch user data from Facebook
Fetch data like name, location, profile picture and use it on your forums! (NOTE: Some data may not be available for some users)

Automatically befriend user's friends
If any of the user's friends are also registered on the forum, they will automatically be friends!

Professional Install/Upgrade/Support Services
Want this mod professionally installed? It's guaranteed to work on your forum! Download the archive and see INSTALL.html/UPGRADE.html for more details!

Troubleshooting
Server Requirements:
PHP 5

If you get an error:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Means that there is something wrong with your callback URL. Your callback URL must be where xd_receiver.htm is; so when you enter [callbackurl]/xd_receiver.htm into your browser you should see a blank page (not a 404 page not found error or anything else).

If you get a continues this means there is a javascript error. Make sure you've done all the template edits correctly (especially footer & navbar). Clear your cache and reload the page.

If nothing happens when you click the Facebook Connect button make sure your callback url domain is the same as you forum domain (the one set in your forum settings) - more specifically make sure that there is a www (or isn't) in both domains.


Many more features may be implemented in the future so keep checking for updates.

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Integration with vBulletin Facebook Connect - Allow your users to login with their Facebook account sllik vBulletin 3.7 Add-ons 1585 29 Jun 2016 13:30

  #721  
Old 04 Jun 2009, 16:46
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mykkal mykkal is offline
 
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Real name: Mike McKoy
Originally Posted by fulviods View Post
Hi, I installed this mod and opened an application on facebook following all the instructions: i can see the connect button on my forum but when i click on it nothing happens !!

I'm reading all the pages of this thread (im actually at the 26th page, but yet not find a solution...). I'll continue reading, but if someone can already help me it would be coooool !
What version of PHP are you using?
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  #722  
Old 04 Jun 2009, 17:58
slo_chewie slo_chewie is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
So I linked facebook to my vbulletin account in my forum.

To unlink facebook from that account is it safe to assume all you need to do is open your vbulletin db and go to the fbuser table and delete the row with that shows your vbulletin user id?
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  #723  
Old 05 Jun 2009, 01:23
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350Chevy 350Chevy is offline
 
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I'm assuming this is because I'm running a MySQL 4 database but I have not seen anywhere in here anything about MySQL 4 giving any issues (Only saw a post about running PHP 5 which I am indeed running.)

Here's my issue, clicking on the "Connect with Facebook" button does nothing.

In Data Mapping, if I try to associate any vBulletin Field with any facebook Field I receive a database error. Here is one of the errors for example:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Sorry, I've been out of the loop for a while and used to code a bit but now I'm old and forgetful.

Does this mean I need to convert my DB to MySQL 5? Or is this something simple. TIA
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  #724  
Old 05 Jun 2009, 11:15
l3it3r l3it3r is offline
 
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Is there any chance of being able to rewrite this for google friend connect?
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  #725  
Old 05 Jun 2009, 18:23
fulviods fulviods is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Originally Posted by wolfstream View Post
@fulviods :
Go through all the application settings again, something isn't setup properly.
Make sure that you've got the right id/secret in the vBulletin settings, and make sure that you've got the right urls/domain in the facebook app settings. Those are the two important things that are missed when this happens.
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Thanks for your answer. I dont speak perfectly english. Could you tell me if my infos are ok?
Here are infos in my forum admin:
General settings:
Url of my website : http://www.mywebsite.com
Url of my forums : http://www.mywebsite.com/forum
FB Connect options:
Same API and secret key that in the fb application.
Import user data: no
The system generated 3 different template ID.
Data mapping:
Actually i linked only one field : location ->location
Do I have to create fields in vbulletin to match the others fields? (facebook uid,name,first name...)

Here are the infos in the facebook application:
Général tab: I just put the name of the application & logo and email.
2nd tab authentification: http://www.mywebsite.com/forum in the 2 fields
3rd tab Profiles: Ony the first chapter (name of the tab and url) and http://www.mywebsite.com for the call back
I didnt fill the other fields
Canvas tab : http://apps.facebook.com/myname / Canvas callback url http://www.mywebsite.com/forum
Optional : i put nothing /Canvas settings : Iframe/intelligent/complete/deactivate other fields empty
Connexion tab: connect url : http://www.mywebsite.com / Base domain : http://www.mywebsite.com other fields empty
widgets: empty
advanced settings: empty

Thanks a lot...
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  #726  
Old 06 Jun 2009, 18:50
JohorBahru JohorBahru is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
I just upgraded my forum from 3.7 to 3.8, and uninstalled all the mods and including facebook connect for 3.7

After reinstall facebook connect for 3.8, I'm wondering could my members who registered via facebook (previously with facebook connect for 3.7) connect log in to their account again with their facebook account?

need help urgently, thank you
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  #727  
Old 07 Jun 2009, 11:52
busybeeburns busybeeburns is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Originally Posted by skylab View Post
These are major issues that I wish I knew earlier. I'm in a difficult position now since many users are using FB Connect.

Originally Posted by busybeeburns View Post
This is a fantastic mod, however after brutally testing it over the last 24 hours, I have major issues with its neat compatibility with vBulletin. If anyone can help or discuss these I'd be grateful. These are:

1) Changes to Facebook or vBulletin in the future may render this mod incompatible, relying then on support from the developer to bring this mod back in line; if hundreds of administrators are relying on support from a sole developer who decides they are no longer bothered to upgrade for future facebook/vBulletin releases, this will have huge implications for incorrect login functions for potentially millions of registered members across the vBulletin communities.

2) Facebook partially holds registration details of members, eg. email addresses and passwords. If this mod was ever ditched, I could in theory have thousands of members unable to log in to my forum unless each account was manually altered in admincp. Registered members are unable to do this themselves as changes to email addys or passwords would not be possible as vBulletin would not recognise their original/old details. A logistical nightmare for administrators of large vB communities.

3) It appears that facebook Connect users cannot be contacted via mass email or mass PM add-ons as such users are not found within the database. This effectively renders the use of these important functions useless in the long-term. Especially important should the need arise above where they must take action to continue to log in to the messageboard.

4) I would like to see fblogin.php altered to accept Connect for exisiting vBulletin members only, or tweaked to go via a vB registration process where an vB email address and password can be added. The problems 1-3 above wouldn't exist if this was an alternative installation.

Apart from those important issues the mod is perfect!
These are major issues that I wish I knew earlier. I'm in a difficult position now since many users are using FB Connect.
What did you decide to do?
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  #728  
Old 07 Jun 2009, 18:12
mmoore5553 mmoore5553 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Curious when you log in does the connect with facebook still suppose to stay or should it go away ? i have a custom template and was wondering myself .
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  #729  
Old 07 Jun 2009, 18:40
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Digital Jedi Digital Jedi is offline
 
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Real name: Mark Daniel Martinez
Originally Posted by mmoore5553 View Post
Curious when you log in does the connect with facebook still suppose to stay or should it go away ? i have a custom template and was wondering myself .
It's supposed to go away along with the traditional login boxes.
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  #730  
Old 08 Jun 2009, 09:01
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skylab skylab is offline
 
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Real name: Mike
Originally Posted by busybeeburns View Post
What did you decide to do?
Had to keep it. We'll see where this goes. Hopefully it goes well.
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Old 08 Jun 2009, 10:02
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Digital Jedi Digital Jedi is offline
 
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Real name: Mark Daniel Martinez
Originally Posted by skylab View Post
Had to keep it. We'll see where this goes. Hopefully it goes well.
Looking over some of those issues mentioned in that post, I don't know if I totally agree with all of them.


1) Changes to Facebook or vBulletin in the future may render this mod incompatible, relying then on support from the developer to bring this mod back in line; if hundreds of administrators are relying on support from a sole developer who decides they are no longer bothered to upgrade for future facebook/vBulletin releases, this will have huge implications for incorrect login functions for potentially millions of registered members across the vBulletin communities.
Well, this much I can agree with. However, this is nothing unique to this mod. Every mod on this site suffers from that one drawback of free thrid-party modifications.

2) Facebook partially holds registration details of members, eg. email addresses and passwords. If this mod was ever ditched, I could in theory have thousands of members unable to log in to my forum unless each account was manually altered in admincp. Registered members are unable to do this themselves as changes to email addys or passwords would not be possible as vBulletin would not recognise their original/old details. A logistical nightmare for administrators of large vB communities.
I think the only issue here is if the proxy email address no longer functions, which if I'm not mistaken, is soley the process of the Facebook Developer application. I'm just guessing here, but I would think as long you keep the application active in your Facebook Developer account, this should still always work.


3) It appears that facebook Connect users cannot be contacted via mass email or mass PM add-ons as such users are not found within the database. This effectively renders the use of these important functions useless in the long-term. Especially important should the need arise above where they must take action to continue to log in to the messageboard.
I don't understand this one. How are the users able to post, or even exist, if they're not in the database?
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  #732  
Old 08 Jun 2009, 13:23
fulviods fulviods is offline
 
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Can someone tell me where i've done wrong in my settings (just a few post above) ?
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  #733  
Old 09 Jun 2009, 12:31
fulviods fulviods is offline
 
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Please please please Just tell me if my settings are ok because I press on the facebook button and nothing happened.
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  #734  
Old 10 Jun 2009, 06:01
VanDaMe VanDaMe is offline
 
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works so great... thank's
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  #735  
Old 10 Jun 2009, 09:19
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yossie3660 yossie3660 is offline
 
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My forum use this too.....GREAT!!! but i have a question about the image "F Connect with Facebook" and i have customize at fbconnect_button function and put some image that exactly size at my forum login box, but when its reload, its go back to the image original, and i have customize about this too <span class="fbconnect" style="height:21px"> to <span class="fbconnect" style="height:16px"> so the height of image size is fit in, but same the problem. the picture is load from the first time is fit, but in a second is revert back to the original image size, how does it comes? can i change the image so that button is fit for my login box?

thanks
yossie3660


Sorry...i answer my question again...i have found...i changes the image from that function and in file fbconnect.js so the image still in size that i want.

thanks to TS, its great hack!!!

Last edited by yossie3660; 10 Jun 2009 at 09:45.
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