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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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  #1006  
Old 08 Jun 2010, 10:45
Infopro Infopro is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mrpaint View Post
Finally, 3.3.1 is out

Use the migration tool in AdminCP to move users from YAFB to vBulletin based integration. It's simple and very straightforward. Also, all known issues (filed here) are fixed for vBulletin 3 and 4. Happy summertime everyone

Welcome back, mrpaint. Been wondering how you're getting along. It's good to see you again.
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  #1007  
Old 08 Jun 2010, 11:02
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mrpaint View Post
Finally, 3.3.1 is out

Use the migration tool in AdminCP to move users from YAFB to vBulletin based integration. It's simple and very straightforward. Also, all known issues (filed here) are fixed for vBulletin 3 and 4. Happy summertime everyone
so with the latest vB (4.0.4) this add-on is completely overtaken?
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  #1008  
Old 08 Jun 2010, 12:53
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Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
so with the latest vB (4.0.4) this add-on is completely overtaken?
Nope.

There are features that the vBulletin 4.0.3 integration doesn't have. It's the forums owner choice to make a move (using the migration tool) or keep using YAFB until 4.0.4 is out with a deeper integration. Also, the product is still kept alive as there are a lot of people out there who are still using vBulletin 3
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 15:23
Veer Veer is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mrpaint View Post
Finally, 3.3.1 is out

Use the migration tool in AdminCP to move users from YAFB to vBulletin based integration. It's simple and very straightforward. Also, all known issues (filed here) are fixed for vBulletin 3 and 4. Happy summertime everyone
Thanks for the update mrpaint.

So what after migration complete? how to uninstall and what to delete?
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  #1010  
Old 08 Jun 2010, 20:02
edenx edenx is offline
 
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Hello mrpaint. I did a custom custom skin and I dont want the "autotemplates edit".
How can I position manually the facebook connect button?

Thanks
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  #1011  
Old 08 Jun 2010, 20:25
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Worked fine with 3.8.x

Can you add the feature of facebook like?

The one i have added stops working after installing this...

Last edited by RvG2; 08 Jun 2010 at 20:37. Reason: feature request
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 09:07
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mrpaint mrpaint is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Veer View Post
Thanks for the update mrpaint.

So what after migration complete? how to uninstall and what to delete?
You can disable YAFB for a while to make sure everything work smoothly (disable completely through the Product Manager). If there's no problem, you can simply uninstall through vBulletin interface and delete files.

Originally Posted by edenx View Post
Hello mrpaint. I did a custom custom skin and I dont want the "autotemplates edit".
How can I position manually the facebook connect button?

Thanks
You can open up fbb_navbar_button (or fbb_vb4_navbar_button) template to copy and paste to where you want

Originally Posted by RvG2 View Post
Worked fine with 3.8.x

Can you add the feature of facebook like?

The one i have added stops working after installing this...
More detail please?
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  #1013  
Old 09 Jun 2010, 09:23
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Problem while registration via facebook:

Unable to proceed
with save while $errors array is not empty in class vB_DataManager_User
in [path]/includes/class_dm.php (line 849)"
What's the problem ?
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  #1014  
Old 09 Jun 2010, 10:53
ViciousCode ViciousCode is offline
 
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@Mr.Paint

thanks for fixing this.

i have a suggestion, instead of using an Icon with text, for the navbar button.

why not use the FB Login button code provided by facebook instead?
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  #1015  
Old 09 Jun 2010, 20:27
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Originally Posted by mrpaint View Post
More detail please?
I have installed this modification facebook like

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=243319

but after installing this it is returning an error. I would like to know, YAFB has like feature?
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 22:17
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Originally Posted by RvG2 View Post
I have installed this modification facebook like

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=243319

but after installing this it is returning an error. I would like to know, YAFB has like feature?
The FBML version of the Like button will NOT work when the Connect stuff has been initialized on the page.

It's because Connect is being phased out in favour of the new Graph API, and it's not something that can be easily remedied without fully re-coding YAFB, as far as I can tell.

Any form of 'Connect' will wipe out any FBML on the page, I think.
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  #1017  
Old 09 Jun 2010, 22:59
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Awesome mod. I had no issue with installing it or testing in various browsers. I plan to upgrade this evening to the latest patch to see if there is any value add.. if not I will roll back.
MANY MANY Thanks. and please keep up the good work!!!
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  #1018  
Old 10 Jun 2010, 04:35
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An issue with YAFB register on-the-fly and vBulletin 3.8 (3.8.4 specifically) has been found. For those who updated 3.3.1 and got problem with register on-the-fly, you may want to get the latest 3.3.2 or apply the patch in the first post.

Thank you

@RvG2: I will take a look into that. Thank kall for the tips
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Old 10 Jun 2010, 09:16
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Originally Posted by mrpaint View Post
@RvG2: I will take a look into that. Thank kall for the tips
No worries, you have made an awesome modification.

The pity is that you now need to convert it all to OpenGraph auth.
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Old 10 Jun 2010, 19:10
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Originally Posted by kall View Post
No worries, you have made an awesome modification.

The pity is that you now need to convert it all to OpenGraph auth.
When FB is planning to move it to OpenGraph.
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