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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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  #31  
Old 07 Jan 2010, 21:43
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Talking

This issue has been addressed and a quick fix is attached with this post

@zombietom: This problem only occurs in vBulletin 4
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File Type: zip YAFB 3.0 - Fix.CMS issue.zip (3.5 KB, 75 views)
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Old 07 Jan 2010, 21:58
goblues goblues is offline
 
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Working Great other than the template call error. Good work.
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Old 07 Jan 2010, 22:01
mediax mediax is offline
 
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We need Facebook Permissions to the magic, below is the permissions list. You can grant any "Not Permitted" permission by clicking the status

* Connection Established - Not Permitted
Can't change the permissions?
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Old 07 Jan 2010, 22:25
zhenyu86 zhenyu86 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
installed in 3.8.4, but after connect my facebook to my forum account, send message will shows empty page, as well as when i click the msg that's in my inbox

when testing in your demo 3.8.4 forum, it's same thing Fatal error: Call to a member function register() on a non-object in /home/daoxxxxxxxx/daoxxxxxxxx/vb38/fbb/hook_private_complete.php on line 43
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Old 07 Jan 2010, 23:51
RDX1 RDX1 is offline
 
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I'm getting this error in the header in showthread


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

Also, I get this template issue on vB4 Gold.

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  #36  
Old 08 Jan 2010, 02:24
MikalMirkas MikalMirkas is offline
 
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Your 4.0 site has a Database error.
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  #37  
Old 08 Jan 2010, 02:31
Matt Lathrop Matt Lathrop is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
2 issues

The installation went fine. BUT....

Is there a way for me to import the fc connect data from my old board? (I had to use Impex because of some complications)

Also when I try to connect in settings I can click the blue button I see my profile pic and name but when I click save it doesn't save (I also can't change not-permitted to permitted)

Thanks,
Matt

Last edited by Matt Lathrop; 08 Jan 2010 at 20:46.
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Old 08 Jan 2010, 02:34
MikalMirkas MikalMirkas is offline
 
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Real name: Michael Mirkas
Double Post; Connect in NavBar doesn't show.
To fix this error, please set your Connect URL in the application settings editor. Once it has been set, users will be redirected to that URL instead of this page after logging in.
RAGE

Last edited by MikalMirkas; 08 Jan 2010 at 02:47.
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Old 08 Jan 2010, 09:17
principino1984 principino1984 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Real name: Marco Dominici
not working at all this version ... I was so happy with the 2.2

This is an example:

Private message:

x URL Removed x

Fatal error: Call to a member function register() on a non-object in /home/xxx/public_html/forum/fbb/hook_private_complete.php on line 42

Marco

Last edited by King Kovifor; 08 Jan 2010 at 12:23.
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Old 08 Jan 2010, 10:11
KevinGupta KevinGupta is offline
 
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Tagged for future reference Looks like a very nice MOD but I have to wait for any updates etc So there are absolutely NO bugs
Using vB 4 latest version...
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Old 08 Jan 2010, 10:50
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wowww relyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy gr8 thnxxx for invitation systmmmm
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Old 08 Jan 2010, 12:21
Veer Veer is offline
 
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Thanks so much for the new version with vb4 support.

Rated, Installed and Nominated

I have upgraded and it works beautifully, Invite Friend feature is awesome!

regards.

Last edited by Veer; 08 Jan 2010 at 17:00.
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Old 08 Jan 2010, 15:55
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yay i guess, was hopeing for the vbnexus with alternatives included aswell.
but i guess facebook has to do for now.
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Old 08 Jan 2010, 16:01
messengermatt messengermatt is offline
 
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I wanted to use this but i need to know that its not full of errors as above
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Old 08 Jan 2010, 17:12
Veer Veer is offline
 
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On Fun - Fan List page
http://www.website.com/profile.php?do=fun&list=fan

I get errors:


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

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