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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: 461
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: (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

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!

1. Installation:
2. Connecting:
3. Posting and Notifications:
Demo board:
vBulletin 3.8:
vBulletin 4:
Authentication Username: demo. Password: demo.

*** 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

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!

*. 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 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 (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!

Just upload overwrite files/folders then reimport the xml file. Do not forget to check "Yes" under "Allow Overwrite" to upgrade

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

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]

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Old 07 Apr 2010, 00:49
reefland reefland is offline
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Hi mrpaint,

Originally Posted by IB Adrian
4.0.3 – hopefully later this week. If all goes well, we are hoping to update tomorrow (Tuesday 4/6/10)
4.0.3 includes:
Facebook connect integration, (Mike, the awesome dude that created this will be creating a blog post to cover these things)
Rectified bugs here:
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 02:53
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Originally Posted by cory_booth View Post
Mr. Paint, I HOPE you are involved in this...

Those in the know (since never seems to have anything to say about upcoming features)....
Can we get a run down about the proposed features? For example are we talking an all encompassing integration like YAFB or simply a login integration?
Well, I have no idea since I have no connection with vBulletin people. I think we have to wait. 4.0.3 will be released very soon and we will all know
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 03:56
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archet1337 archet1337 is offline
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mrpaint, would be lovely if you could look at my problem, posted above:

Edit: I figured it out, problem solved.

Thanks again for this great mod
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Last edited by archet1337; 07 Apr 2010 at 05:19. Reason: problem solved
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 05:05
gurler gurler is offline
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Real name: Umut
Originally Posted by gurler View Post
Still not working for new registration, after loged in who is not registered.

edit: i am sorry.. the problem coused by a phrase which i edited. thank you mrpaint. it works.
thank you.
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 17:40
Blacura Blacura is offline
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When trying to approve pictures on my forum i get a database error reading:
Database error in vBulletin 3.8.5:

Invalid SQL:

UPDATE `picture`
SET fbpid = '870955243_10150148259970244'
WHERE pictureid IN ();

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ')' at line 3
Error Number : 1064
Request Date : Wednesday, April 7th 2010 @ 11:09:28 AM
Error Date : Wednesday, April 7th 2010 @ 11:09:33 AM
Script :
Referrer :
IP Address :
Username : James
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.1.45-log
So i go to vbulletin forum and they inform me that error is from a modification. There is not field called "fbpid" in the picture table.

This means it is coming from this mod. Is there anyone who can help me?
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 21:48
Verionia Verionia is offline
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How can I change the icon and text to match more like the icon on ?
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 22:52
robdawg robdawg is offline
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Real name: Rob
When I click on the Login with Facebook link in the NAVBAR, I get this JS error:

FB is not defined
[Break on this error] FB.Connect.requireSession();
I am using VB 3.8.5 with vBAdvanced. Problem does appear to be specific with 3.8.5, because one of my boards running 3.8.4 with vbAdvanced works fine.

Last edited by robdawg; 07 Apr 2010 at 23:01.
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 23:11
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Mostjolly Mostjolly is offline
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Is there a way to have unlimited invites and 1-click highlight all friends?
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Old 08 Apr 2010, 00:25
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TPTP TPTP is offline
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Originally Posted by Jabong82 View Post
When I enter my API key and Secret Code, I don't get any templates. It just saves and nothing happens.

Anybody else have this problem?
Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
Didn't do it for me either. I don't believe this version lists the template bundles since the video was made.
Ok, I've been wondering about that. I'm glad someone finally posted something.

Originally Posted by TheWindows7Site View Post
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
Yikes! How do they like their new YAFB?

Originally Posted by BBR-APBT View Post
Read the thread about why the button is not showing there is several post on this problem.
You have a custom skin and apparently removed a hook that is needed.
On a side note the button does not show for logged in users.
I've seen a lot of posting back and forth about the missing button on the navbar. Yes, I did read the entire thread.

What I've seen is a lot of posting about a silly little issue, but unless I completely overlooked something in this thread, I have a more annoying issue. I get that button for those who are not logged in. It shows up fine. However, when it's clicked, I get the following message:

Please establish the connection to Facebook before continue
For those logged in who go to UserCP to establish the connection, there is no button. There is no avatar and username. Clicking "Save Settings" gives the following message:

Sorry, we can NOT proceed your request
It looks like there are some problem in communication to/from Facebook. Please contact Administrators for more detail...
Yes, the API and Secret are in there. As far as I can tell, everything is set up correctly both on the server and on FB. This is occurring on a highly modified 3.8.3 and a lightly modified 3.8.2, and I verified on 3.8.2 that there are no conflicting plugins, and I even ran from a bone-stock style.

Any ideas? Both sites are on the same server. Both sites get the same errors. It's a Debian box with MySQL5x and PHP5x.
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Old 08 Apr 2010, 00:59
josh2007 josh2007 is offline
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how can i change the location of the Connect With Facebook button i hate where it is located and would like to move it underneath the login box but i also want it to be hidden if the person is logged in
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Old 08 Apr 2010, 03:31
Winter Sonata Winter Sonata is offline
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Hello, would that mod cause high load on the server ?
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Old 08 Apr 2010, 17:04
Mark.B Mark.B is offline
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Struggling to get this shows in Navbar which goes to /facebook.php, but clicking this gives the "Please establish the connection to Facebook before continue" error....but there is no further button to allow this to happen, as I have seen on some sites running this hack (eg

It's possible I'm missing something obvious but I can't see what. I've got all the settings enabled and the keys in place etc.
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Old 08 Apr 2010, 17:12
josh2007 josh2007 is offline
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Originally Posted by Mark.B View Post
Struggling to get this shows in Navbar which goes to /facebook.php, but clicking this gives the "Please establish the connection to Facebook before continue" error....but there is no further button to allow this to happen, as I have seen on some sites running this hack (eg

It's possible I'm missing something obvious but I can't see what. I've got all the settings enabled and the keys in place etc.
It worked fine for me. I registered with the Connect With Facebook button
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Old 08 Apr 2010, 17:45
Mark.B Mark.B is offline
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Yes you can on that tennis site, but that isn't my site - I don't get that button. That's the problem. I get the initial button but not the actual Facebook Connect button under the error message.
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Old 08 Apr 2010, 17:53
josh2007 josh2007 is offline
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oh haha :P
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