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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: 3643
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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  #931  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 21:46
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hiker hiker is offline
 
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Facebook is putting an end to Facebook Connect

http://mashable.com/2010/04/21/faceb...ebook-connect/
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  #932  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 22:00
jamesyfx jamesyfx is offline
 
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Fair enough. I can wait - I am in no rush. Also, It looks like they're just changing the name of the current service?
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  #933  
Old 22 Apr 2010, 10:10
Wakey Wakey is offline
 
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Real name: Simon Wakefield
Originally Posted by bogley View Post
Facebook is putting an end to Facebook Connect

http://mashable.com/2010/04/21/faceb...ebook-connect/
Its not really the case, they are just revamping the connect concept. So its still going to be there just 'bigger and better',
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  #934  
Old 22 Apr 2010, 10:12
Wakey Wakey is offline
 
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Real name: Simon Wakefield
Originally Posted by mani0993 View Post
I'm getting this error,


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
You either have another Facebook element on your page (for example a Fan Box) or you are running the latest version of vBulletin and haven't disabled the inbuilt Connect plugin
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  #935  
Old 22 Apr 2010, 19:10
i156 i156 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Does the developer or anyone else know if the facebook changes are going to affect this plugin? I'm hesitant to install it today since they announced this yesterday.
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  #936  
Old 23 Apr 2010, 09:07
Wakey Wakey is offline
 
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Real name: Simon Wakefield
Originally Posted by i156 View Post
Does the developer or anyone else know if the facebook changes are going to affect this plugin? I'm hesitant to install it today since they announced this yesterday.
Its highly unlikely to completely break current Facebook Connect installations, there are just too many sites, including big ones for them to do this. I would imagine they will keep the new system backwards compatible at least for a period of time
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  #937  
Old 23 Apr 2010, 18:09
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tomshawk tomshawk is offline
 
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Question

Hello, I like this ability, but, I have a question

I want this for Facebook, but not my personnal facebook, instead can this be told to post only to and from my Company page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Monter...s/163956461666

Actually I'll probably make a new facebook page for my website Tech-Unity.com

Thoughts
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  #938  
Old 24 Apr 2010, 01:59
wIrEs wIrEs is offline
 
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does this plugin works with vb 4.0.3 ?, it says it works with 4.0.0 but not sure if it will work fully with the latest vb version. can someone please confirm this.
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  #939  
Old 24 Apr 2010, 13:27
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desi-boy desi-boy is offline
 
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hi i am trying 2 send a notification to connected user bus i got this msg can u help me

Found 13 Connected Users. Ready to send notifications...
FYI: We got 1 pack(s) to send. Each pack contain maximum 40 user
Sending pack #0 (13 user(s)): 100001017565458, 100000222698076, 528825807, 1429013601, 100000340315657, 100000885909908, 100000004485328, 100000256543051, 100000630450709, 561306291, 100000672692916, 1243285482, 100000636786793 - FAILED


Sent Notification to 0 User(s)
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 13:48
Wakey Wakey is offline
 
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Real name: Simon Wakefield
Originally Posted by desi-boy View Post
hi i am trying 2 send a notification to connected user bus i got this msg can u help me

Found 13 Connected Users. Ready to send notifications...
FYI: We got 1 pack(s) to send. Each pack contain maximum 40 user
Sending pack #0 (13 user(s)): 100001017565458, 100000222698076, 528825807, 1429013601, 100000340315657, 100000885909908, 100000004485328, 100000256543051, 100000630450709, 561306291, 100000672692916, 1243285482, 100000636786793 - FAILED


Sent Notification to 0 User(s)
Notifications have been depreciated by Facebook
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  #941  
Old 25 Apr 2010, 09:31
MedellinStyle MedellinStyle is offline
 
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yep same reason im here !!!

ound 81 Connected Users. Ready to send notifications...
FYI: We got 3 pack(s) to send. Each pack contain maximum 40 user
Sending pack #0 (39 user(s)): 539471614, 728805484, 612336108, 656184860, 709681666, 609855787, 1417357284, 704535884, 741061761, 1384756920, 656046216, 718297477, 741823467, 1037836496, 1116637852, 1529880376, 744281076, 742467712, 581883343, 554491555, 853420108, 1662402168, 742430757, 1079816970, 651588106, 643809453, 100000498529287, 1155866428, 669634774, 727139571, 530628107, 1120894897, 733339256, 1186691568, 651547008, 571969575, 764176517, 690166336, 835730216 - FAILED
Sending pack #1 (40 user(s)): 704743363, 655319308, 690287001, 1090515387, 1102417045, 672140101, 1288996920, 525160686, 100000408948542, 1099958571, 577544130, 743403456, 1004144860, 100000565433621, 1143635671, 1719565501, 1661981359, 639387924, 733714238, 1444545150, 100000181755762, 718062330, 741780256, 638429441, 1179900473, 100000646986050, 649896920, 1625027961, 1098978813, 1530910252, 1462839489, 1190614487, 514001094, 638361958, 1227618792, 100000155335379, 1709450509, 687185864, 1620145473, 1282149032 - FAILED
Sending pack #2 (2 user(s)): 100000309893577, 1032614177 - FAILED
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  #942  
Old 25 Apr 2010, 09:32
MedellinStyle MedellinStyle is offline
 
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this will migrate to open graph (and whatever it means) right?? THANKS A LOTTTTTTT GRANDEEEEEEEEEE MRPAINT !!!
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  #943  
Old 26 Apr 2010, 07:10
dbigras dbigras is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
I have this error when I try to modify my avatar in my profil:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /blablabla/includes/class_core.php(4010) : eval()'d code on line 67

If I disable this module, everything works as it should.

I'm running version 3.3 of this module. I'm running 4.0.2PL4.

I made sure the hook_profile_complete.php file has the right code that was fixed earlier this year.

I searched in this forum, but couldn't find anything to help.

Any help would be appreciated.
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  #944  
Old 26 Apr 2010, 18:20
Aeropars Aeropars is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Any idea when this mod is likely to get the 3.8 bug fixed?
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  #945  
Old 27 Apr 2010, 05:41
speedracer68 speedracer68 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Vbilletin 3.8+ I can't seem to get past the error "Invaid API key specified" when I try to connect to facebook from my usercp. Do I just need to wait for it to propagate? It's been about 8 hours since I installed it.

I have checked and replaced my api key twice.

Last edited by speedracer68; 27 Apr 2010 at 13:05.
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