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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: 3640
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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  #151  
Old 13 Jan 2010, 02:53
sveinung sveinung is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Installed, and now is the failure of the entire page. Get this up when I type the url.


Warning: require ([path] / FBB / hook_init_startup.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path] / includes / init.php (331): eval () 'd code on line 23

Fatal error: require () [function.require]: Failed opening required '/ home / anabolic / public_html / FBB / hook_init_startup.php' (include_path ='.:/ usr / lib / php: / usr / local / lib / php ') in / home / anabolic / public_html / includes / init.php (331): eval ()' d code on line 23

Can not change anything in the admin cp, what should I do?
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  #152  
Old 13 Jan 2010, 04:40
sveinung sveinung is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Entered on the database. Can I delete the plug-in from the phpMyAdmin panel that is causing the problem?
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  #153  
Old 13 Jan 2010, 04:46
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Zaiaku Zaiaku is offline
 
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You'll be better off disabling it or removing it from the admincp
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  #154  
Old 13 Jan 2010, 05:13
sveinung sveinung is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Zaiaku View Post
You'll be better off disabling it or removing it from the admincp

Only see this on the admincp:

Warning: require ([path] / FBB / hook_init_startup.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path] / includes / init.php (331): eval () 'd code on line 23

Fatal error: require () [function.require]: Failed opening required '/ home / anabolic / public_html / FBB / hook_init_startup.php' (include_path ='.:/ usr / lib / php: / usr / local / lib / php ') in / home / anabolic / public_html / includes / init.php (331): eval ()' d code on line 23

Can I go to phpMyAdmin and remove the plug-in there?
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  #155  
Old 13 Jan 2010, 05:37
sveinung sveinung is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Have removed the plug-in from the phpMyAdmin database, you still do not have access to something-what should I do?
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  #156  
Old 13 Jan 2010, 07:28
sveinung sveinung is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Solved!

Login to your hosted files and navigate to your forum folder.
You'll find a sub folder called includes
inside that folder there is a file called config.php

Disable all plugins temporary from config.php.
Open the file called config.php and add the following line in the beginning, then save it.
PHP Code:
define ( 'DISABLE_HOOKS', true);

Login to your AdminCP and disable the FB plugin and then Reactivate them.

Maybe you can use this another time.

cheers!
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  #157  
Old 13 Jan 2010, 07:39
ScottiG ScottiG is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
The "Connect With Facebook" graphic and text does not display in the navbar in two of my site styles, it displays just fine in the other two. What would cause this? What is the code I need to add to the header to include the graphic and link?

I have browsed the navbar templates but could find anything indicating the Facebook graphic or the text for the link, nor do I see it in the CSS header, however, I do know that the code lies there somewhere because I have copied and pasted the entire contents of the header from a style that works to one that does not and the graphic and link appear, but I do not see anything that stands out as the facebook graphic or link reference.

So my question should be simple... What do I need to add or modify in the header of a style where the graphic and link does not show?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Scott
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  #158  
Old 13 Jan 2010, 14:31
thunderclap82 thunderclap82 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Installed and working. One thing I noticed though is that the Facebook login option is only listed in the forums and not CMS page. Will this be added, or is it available in CMS and I'm missing it?
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  #159  
Old 14 Jan 2010, 00:05
aj8690 aj8690 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Some support with the upgrade/install issue fatal error created in 3.1 would be awesome...please.
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  #160  
Old 14 Jan 2010, 03:33
ahmedbehiry ahmedbehiry is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
I have a problem.. is there away to display the post url "unencoded"? as the link is messed up when it's encoded..


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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is there a variable to display the url as it is rather than the encoded one "{vb:raw url_encoded}"?
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  #161  
Old 14 Jan 2010, 04:16
bigtime bigtime is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Hello,

Thanks for the Add-on!

I installed with no problems but now I get this error when trying to connect:

Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; InfoPath.2)
Timestamp: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 05:15:01 UTC


Message: Object doesn't support this property or method
Line: 20
Char: 2
Code: 0
URI: http://www.defend.net/deluxeforums/facebook.php

Please advise. Thanks,

Tim
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  #162  
Old 14 Jan 2010, 05:31
ps2wiz ps2wiz is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Okay, so I am using a custom template and the Connect with Facebook buttons do no appear with it...

Any suggestions on how to manually insert them in?

Last edited by ps2wiz; 14 Jan 2010 at 06:06.
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  #163  
Old 14 Jan 2010, 07:38
reifegerste reifegerste is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Originally Posted by thunderclap82 View Post
Tried installing, but during the install through the Plugin Manager I get this error:

vB4 Default Style ... (Templates) (StyleVars) (Replacement Variables) (CSS) (Controls)
Fatal error: Call to undefined method stdClass::called() in /home/mbuhmann/public_html/forums/includes/class_core.php on line 3700


Any ideas?
I have the same probleme too. Any ideas about this issue?
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  #164  
Old 14 Jan 2010, 10:53
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BBR-APBT BBR-APBT is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Zaiaku View Post
Seeing this error on my friends site now that he has i installed.

Messing up Archive display
I get the same error in archive.


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

Tracked it down to this plugin: Init Startup (includes/init.php)

Tracked it down to this file: /fbb/hook_init_startup.php

And now down to this code

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

I removed that line and all is well in archive.
But then on index I get a template error in hook_global_start
fetch template should be replaced.
Still digging

I don't know what or why this is happening.

Last edited by BBR-APBT; 14 Jan 2010 at 11:50.
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  #165  
Old 14 Jan 2010, 10:56
Veer Veer is offline
 
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Originally Posted by BBR-APBT View Post
I get the same error in archive.


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