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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (71 votes - 4.42 average) Installs: 1260
Released: 21 Dec 2006 Last Update: 16 Feb 2011 Downloads: 4381
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DOES NOT WORK FOR Vbulletin 4.x

This version probably no longer works for Wordpress 3.x. I have started developing this product over and have released the NEW version here:

http://www.lampwrights.com/showthread.php?t=41

This mod bridges your Vbulletin users over to Wordpress. You can also use Vbulletin as your comment engine instead of the spammy one built into Wordpress. You can display the comments inline in your post. You need not use the comment feature, if your only interested in sharing users.

You can map your Vbulletin Usergroups to Wordpress Usergroups and those users will then be recognized as registered Wordpress users.

For example, user "Joe" registers at your forum and logs in. Joe then clicks on your Wordpress page. Joe is instantly added to the Wordpress user base with the permissions you set for his usergroup. In otherwords, if a user comes over belonging to the "Registered User" group, you can select that he is placed in the Wordpress "Subscriber" usergroup.

If you change a users group from vbulletin, it will automatically change in Wordpress.

Requirements:
  • DOES NOT and WILL NEVER support Wordpress MU.
  • Wordpress and Vbulletin scripts must reside on the same physical server.
  • Wordpress and Vbulletin must use the same domain name.
  • Stable Wordpress Version greater than or equal to 2.5.
  • If your WP login name is the same as your VB username, this user will NOT be ported! If this was the case, you could lose your WP admin rights if there was an error, or if you deactivated the plugin.
  • DOES work for Vbulletin 3.7.
Limitations:
  • Please don't ask if it works for any BETA versions of Vbulletin. I do not know and will not convert this to the latest version of VB (whatever it is at the time you are reading this) until the version is released as non-beta.
  • If you delete a user, you must do so in both Wordpress and Vbulletin.
  • If you are using XMLRPC to post with applications such as Windows Live Writer, you must change the password of the author in the WORDPRESS admin cp, after the user is ported over from VB. If you are not integrating users, then you do not have to.
  • Chances are, this will not work when VB and Wordpress are located in different sub domains. I.E. forum.yoursite.com - blog.yoursite.com. Cookie issue.
  • I did the best I could in determining your forums file path with the script. There may be certain script setups that cannot find the file path properly, in which case you may get errors that the script cannot find or open /config.php. If this is the case, please HARDCODE your ABSOLUTE path to the forum in vbridge.php.

    To do this find:


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    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

    And uncomment the last line, and change the path to your forums path:


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

Common Mistakes When Installing:
  • Using two different host names causes problems. If your forum URL contains www.yourdomain.com, then your wordpress blog URL MUST contain the www. part of www.yourdomain.com also. This goes for any other host name. Browsers are finnecky when it comes to cookies (as they should be).
  • Editors generally EDIT, not write. In Wordpress, editors don't show up in the post author drop down. This has nothing to do with this plugin, that is Wordpress code.
  • Make sure you DO NOT create a subdirectory for this plugin in the wp-content/plugins directory. Just upload it directly there.
  • If the admin username in Vbulletin is the same as the one in Wordpress (i.e. Admin), that user will NOT be able to login to the WP dashboard.
  • If you do not map users before you turn auto-integrate on, the plugin has no idea whether your allowed into the dashboard.
  • If you all of a sudden can't login to the dashboard, see the above two common mistakes.
  • FOLLOW the directions and make a test post first. Being in a rush and not testing will most likely turn out bad for you.
  • When you create a test user in VB to test mapping users, the test user MUST have an email address. If a VB users email address is blank, they will not map.
UPDATES:

01/03/2007 - Fixed the unlock_tables() issue on some setups.

01/03/2007 - Fixed a bug in the script that if you used a MySQL database prefix, integration would not work. Please see this post for more information! Special thanks to axisoverdrive for giving me access to his server and letting me troubleshoot the issue!

01/05/2007 - Fixed issue where if a user saved (not published) and published later, the post would not be added to the forum.

01/05/2007 - When a post is edited, it will also be edited in the forum.

01/08/2007 - Modified slightly so when posts are edited, so are the titles (if edited).

02/07/2007 - Major modifications to new version (now 2.05). The list follows:
  • Reworked the code so it uses the $vbulletin object throughout the code especially during the bridging process.
  • Users are bridged whether they checked the "Remember Me" box or not.
  • Removed a couple of SQL calls that became redundant.
  • Addressed a bug where if a user logged out of the dashboard, it only logged them out of VB.
  • Added Inline Comments capability. Comments posted to the forum (using VB for comments) will now appear at the bottom of a WP Post when viewing the post.
  • Author user names can now be linked to their VB profile page if desired.
  • Added option to turn off posting to forum. All this really does is remove the "Select Forum To Post To" option when writing a post. (There you go AxisOverdrive )
  • The $vbulletin object should now be available in all templates and most plugins.
  • Fixed a bug where deactivating any plugin would semi deactivate this plugin.
  • With the reduction in SQL calls, and the removal of now unnecessary variables, speed and memory use should be improved.
  • PLEASE READ THE UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS IF UPGRADING!
07/17/2007
  • Fixed problem where upload iframe was a bit mangled.
  • Fixed problem where users had to refresh the dashboard once after logging in.
  • Fixed problem that arose from Wordpress 2.2.1 upgrade that would not allow activation.
  • Fixed logout issue where users would still be logged into Wordpress.
  • When a Wordpress post is deleted, so is the thread it created.
  • Added option to allow thread posted from Wordpress article to be truncated, with a linkback to the article.
  • Fixed issue when user re-activates plugin, and vb_threadid column already exists. Now checks for column first.
  • Removed a stray VB_Init() call.
  • Forums that do not allow threads will not be selectable in the drop down menu when writing a post.
  • Forums are listed out in a parent/child nested pattern.
  • (Note: 367 downloads of version 2.05)
11/29/07 - 3.00
  • Added TABLE_PREFIX throughout the script instead of the get_option('vbb_VBPRX') call. get_option('vbb_VBPRX') is now deprecated.
  • Addressed path issues by establishing $vwd first. If for some reason there are path issues on an install, the path only needs to be manually changed once, at the beginning of the script.
  • Removed call to admin_db.php which seems to no longer be necessary.
  • Changed all queries to the VB database to be handled by the $vbulletin object. This should facilitate multiple database configurations.
  • Added limited XMLRPC support.
  • Had to include a basic copy of the functions_wysiwyg.php file (functions_wysiwyg2.php) with a minor change in the sanitize_url function (now sanitize_vburl) as it conflicts with a new WP function of the same name. Otherwise, this is identical to the VB release. This was necessary to keep formatting somewhat uniform between the two.
  • Removed unnecessary globals.
  • Changed the global.php call so it always loads. $vbulletin should be available throughout the code (via global in functions).
  • Edited some code around wysiwyg functions of VB, and conversions to vbcode.
  • Added "Turn Plugin On" option.
  • Fixed an issue with the forum list on the "Write Post" page. Default forum was not being auto selected in some cases.
  • Modified from BETA so that the new functions_wysiwyg2.php file is loaded using the WP ABSPATH constant. Requires the plugin to stay in the plugins directory.
  • Fix an error message when a post was deleted in VB, then edited in WP.
12/10/07 - 3.01
  • Fixed two <? tags that should have been <?php (pointed out by Amenadiel)
03/31/08 - 3.02
  • Fixed media-upload clash for new version of Wordpress (2.5).
  • Added fix that will now delete threads in VB when the post is deleted in WP and not using Ajax delete.
  • Added code to insert a default email address if VB users email address is blank upon bridging.
04/20/08
  • Fixed a bug in user roles for the new version 2.5.1 of Wordpress.
05/08/2008
  • Fixed issue where CSS was munging scrolling text box when selecting a forum during a post
  • Fixed an issue where content encoding was getting screwey between WP and VP creating a lot of unintended characters (only on PHP installs where utf8_decode() exists (most)).
05/08/2008
  • Fixed issue where post count of a user did not change
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Special Thanks:

axisoverdrive - Debugging Help, Kyraal - Paypal Donation, Kalina - Paypal Donation, Wildcard27 - Paypal Donation, Shri - Paypal Donation, pspcrazy - Paypal Donation, Tomahoochi - Paypal Donation.

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  #646  
Old 13 Nov 2007, 02:35
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I'm still very interested in this, may have to install it on a test board.

I'm a little concerned in the duplicate content posted on the blog and the forum, I haven't looked at the settings, but maybe you can edit the reposted text.

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Old 13 Nov 2007, 02:50
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Originally Posted by Wings69 View Post
Blue_Fusion: Try changing that line 350 to:

require_once('/home/bnthold/public_html/blog/includes/class_bbcode.php');

You may have to throw /forum in there after /blog or whatever your forum folder is.

If anyones still having that line 446 error lemme know and I'll provide a guide to fix it - however I did it with WP 2.3 as opposed to 2.3.1 so it may not be 100%
tried that no fixed sadly this happened after the patch 1 and patch 2 released from vb when it got borked
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 13:47
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Fabulous! I love how this works. I had to do the following tweaks to get it working with vb 3.6.8 and WP 2.3.1
  1. REPLACE all instances of
    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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

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

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

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

  4. Followed 2 X Viverridae's advice on fixing the sanitize_url problem: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=633

Putting in so many of the paths as absolute seemed over-kill but it made it work! All systems go!
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 20:20
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Originally Posted by CyberRanger View Post
Fabulous! I love how this works. I had to do the following tweaks to get it working with vb 3.6.8 and WP 2.3.1
  1. REPLACE all instances of
    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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

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

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

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

  4. Followed 2 X Viverridae's advice on fixing the sanitize_url problem: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=633

Putting in so many of the paths as absolute seemed over-kill but it made it work! All systems go!
CyberRanger are the vbposts inline with your WP interface? or do you have to go to the forums to comment, read comments or read posts?

An example is as jaffo posted:http://www.jeffsrecipes.com/

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Old 13 Nov 2007, 20:54
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Originally Posted by LBSources View Post
CyberRanger are the vbposts inline with your WP interface? or do you have to go to the forums to comment, read comments or read posts?

An example is as jaffo posted:http://www.jeffsrecipes.com/

LBS
Mine works like jaffo. Once a comment has been made, it can be viewed at the bottom of the WordPress article (see attached) or on the Forum. So, I guess for reading comments, they are inline.

I've setup my WordPress templates to use vb for comments so once you click on "Add your comment", you are taking to a vb page to add the comment. Once the comment is submit, the user is taken to the vb thread. I do wish this could be tweaked to route the user back to the WordPress article.
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 21:27
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Originally Posted by CyberRanger View Post
Mine works like jaffo. Once a comment has been made, it can be viewed at the bottom of the WordPress article (see attached) or on the Forum. So, I guess for reading comments, they are inline.

I've setup my WordPress templates to use vb for comments so once you click on "Add your comment", you are taking to a vb page to add the comment. Once the comment is submit, the user is taken to the vb thread. I do wish this could be tweaked to route the user back to the WordPress article.
Ah .. so this is also happening to you. What i'm ultimately trying to do is when even making a post you are not taken to the forum, but the forum is inline (IFRAME) into the WP template.. so the environment doesnt change..

Make sense?

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Originally Posted by LBSources View Post
Ah .. so this is also happening to you. What i'm ultimately trying to do is when even making a post you are not taken to the forum, but the forum is inline (IFRAME) into the WP template.. so the environment doesnt change..

Make sense?

LBS
That makes perfect sense and would be much better. But, I don't know how to do that. I simply followed the directions in the installation readme file.

Is the inline suppose to be possible?
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 21:47
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That makes perfect sense and would be much better. But, I don't know how to do that. I simply followed the directions in the installation readme file.

Is the inline suppose to be possible?
I wish it were, but i'm sure no one on VB does because it drifts away from being the native Vb perception and of its use. Why use VB to manage posts in WP .. I'm guessing thats why we dont have any support in here from anyone..
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Originally Posted by CyberRanger View Post
Fabulous! I love how this works. I had to do the following tweaks to get it working with vb 3.6.8 and WP 2.3.1
  1. REPLACE all instances of
    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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

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

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

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

  4. Followed 2 X Viverridae's advice on fixing the sanitize_url problem: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=633

Putting in so many of the paths as absolute seemed over-kill but it made it work! All systems go!
Is this the only way to get wp 2.3.1 and vb 3.6.8 to work together ?

thanks
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Is this the only way to get wp 2.3.1 and vb 3.6.8 to work together ?

thanks
Yes.. in most cases ..
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Old 18 Nov 2007, 10:03
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I was hoping someone could show me how this is working? Like may I get a link to your working install?
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Old 18 Nov 2007, 13:19
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Full working version here:

www.misticriver.net

it is nice to post news on the front page of the site and have a thread automagically started in the forums or choose not to.

Wordpress is sooooo much better as a news/blog frontend than vBAdvanced and soooo much more scalable. This is an excellent mod but does need some attention to get it working.
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Old 19 Nov 2007, 20:19
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Originally Posted by misticjeff View Post
Full working version here:

www.misticriver.net

it is nice to post news on the front page of the site and have a thread automagically started in the forums or choose not to.

Wordpress is sooooo much better as a news/blog frontend than vBAdvanced and soooo much more scalable. This is an excellent mod but does need some attention to get it working.
that link doesn't load for me

can you expand a little on this auto thread ?
Can you have it just post a snippit of the blog post ?
I'm just concerned in duplicate content.
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Old 19 Nov 2007, 20:23
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Originally Posted by Loco.M View Post
that link doesn't load for me

can you expand a little on this auto thread ?
Can you have it just post a snippit of the blog post ?
I'm just concerned in duplicate content.
Got a server issue at the moment so the site is offline...

Basically you if you create a blog post you have a list of forums with which to select where you want the blog post to show up. There is a default forum as well so if you do not select, it will go into the default forum. There is also a checkbox which gives you the option to not have your blog entry posted in the forums.

I was concerned too about duplicate content so if I post a blog entry and it's going into the forums for discussion, 98% of the time I disable comments in WordPress for that entry since we'll be discussing in the forums.

To my knowledge, you have to post the entire blog entry. I don't believe you can post just a snippet.

We are absolutely loving it!
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Old 19 Nov 2007, 20:38
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Sorry for this extraneous post...

site is back up:

www.misticriver.net
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