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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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  #751  
Old 30 Mar 2010, 20:38
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I did upload everything right and got that.

http://thewindows7site.com

How do I fix it? Please help.
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 20:42
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Originally Posted by TheWindows7Site View Post
I did upload everything right and got that.

http://thewindows7site.com

How do I fix it? Please help.
Please make sure this file exists: (check with your FTP client)

public_html/thewindows7site.com/forum/fbb/hook_init_startup.php
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 20:45
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It does. What do I need to edit in the files or database to stop vbulletin from requiring that and disable the mod. My site has been down for hours.
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 21:18
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Giving me this error I am unable to post or reply anything this is a very strange error
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 21:18
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I fixed it. Apparently when I was uploading this mod, I was connected to someone elses forum through FTP so I thought it was uploading the files to mine

Thx for the help
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 22:25
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Installation is pretty straightforward and easy. If you run into any problem you can ask here




Please make sure you upload all the files/directories inside upload
[QUOTE=mrpaint;2013040]Installation is pretty straightforward and easy. If you run into any problem you can ask here


Thanks for the quick response, I think I'm gonna give it a shot tonight.
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 22:51
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Profile Facebook block isnt working for vbulletin.
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 23:31
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Is there a way to have this show on the front page of the CMS version like it shows in the forums?
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Old 30 Mar 2010, 23:52
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Originally Posted by CoZmicShReddeR View Post
Is there a way to have this show on the front page of the CMS version like it shows in the forums?
You would have to edit your navbar template and right after where it says

<li>
//// THE LINK FOR VIDEO GAMES
</li>

you would put

<li>
<a rel="nofollow" href="./facebook.php">
<img width="16" height="16" border="0" src="./fbb/facebook_logo_16x16.gif">
Connect with Facebook
</a>
</li>

So here is the before and after

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Old 31 Mar 2010, 06:20
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Originally Posted by Zubair View Post
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Giving me this error I am unable to post or reply anything this is a very strange error
Any solution to my problem my board is not working
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Old 31 Mar 2010, 09:09
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Warning: require([path]/fbb/iframe/hook_init_startup.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/init.php(304) : eval()'d code on line 5

Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/allinjac/public_html/forums/fbb/iframe/hook_init_startup.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/allinjac/public_html/forums/includes/init.php(304) : eval()'d code on line 5

I am having a similar problem...

Please help!

I upgraded from version 2.x to 3.x and did as requested...

Uploaded all the files to Forums (Home Director) and made sure the file .php file for the hook is there...

I am going to try and reupdate or reupload all the files but my entire board went down so I am sure it is not your solution but my mistake somewhere PLEASE HELP ME TY...

By the way using 3.8.5 I think or 3.8.4
Jeremiah
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Old 31 Mar 2010, 09:13
AllinJac AllinJac is offline
 
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Not a programmer at all just a marketing guy that likes programming but I noticed that it was calling the hook file from a different subdirectory then what it was in in my server...

Not sure why or how it happened but the FBB file directory did not copy over all the way so I just recopied all the files and sent it over and it appears to be back up and running...

I will check it out TY..

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Old 31 Mar 2010, 09:16
AllinJac AllinJac is offline
 
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I just transfered over from Facebook Connect! What a difference~ TY for your work and your abilities!!!

Anyways -

With FB connect I was able to put a link in postbit with an image right below where users would sign in to have a little FB Connect button there rather then just having it on the NAV Bar...

I forgot where to go to find that line of code to change it and what would you recommend I change it to so that I can have a link from there that takes them to the FB Sing up configuration...

Again!!!

TY TY TY TY TY TY

I can not say it enough... The way you allow the ability to transfer users that were once singed up with FB Connect to your solution is spectacular! I thought I was going to loose all those connects!!! TY
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Old 31 Mar 2010, 09:59
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Originally Posted by mrpaint View Post
Updated new version 3.2.4
Mostly to fix the weird right-to-left issue
when i try to synchronize the avatar i get this ... any suggestion?


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Old 31 Mar 2010, 10:58
AllinJac AllinJac is offline
 
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Placing a register now button on Side Bar

I am trying to place a button on the side bar and I did it with FB Connect easily but I am having difficulty either remembering where it is... I think I found it though...

And what code I can put there to allow it to show up if user is not Connected with YAFB...

I have included a pic of what I am referring to and here is the site I am referring to...

I know it is not your theme so you dont have to answer but any help would be so greatly appreciated!

http://allinjac.com
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