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Complete Wordpress/Vbulletin Bridge - Share Users And Postings
Mod Version: 4.01.13, by Jafo232 (Coder) Jafo232 is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.1 Rating: (83 votes - 4.40 average) Installs: 1329
Released: 14 Feb 2009 Last Update: 16 Feb 2011 Downloads: 5487
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Identical to this Mod here, but now for the Vbulletin 3.8 line.
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 2.7.
  • DOES work for Vbulletin 3.7.
  • Does work for vBulletin 3.8.
Limitations:
  • Does not work for 4.x. Why? Because VB 4.x does not work for me. If they ever make that product worth a shit, I might support it.
  • 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.
  • Does not work with XMLRPC.
  • 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:


    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    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 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.
UPDATES:

Changelog is included in download, here is the most recent changes:

3/09/2009
  • Added code to process scheduled posts
  • Addressed code where links and images would not show up properly in VB
  • Added new table called vb_forumid for scheduled posts
  • Reduced redundant calls when dealing with forum excerpts
Sites Using This Plug-In:(PM me if you want to add your site here)

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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Old 09 Dec 2010, 21:32
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I have installed this into WP 3.0.3 and VB vBulletin 4.1.0 Patch Level 2 and am having a strange problem. Posts are going over but new user registration in WP is not. Also for some reason the side bar content is now blank. We had several side items that disappear when the bridge is active and if i turn it off or deactivate it the content reappears. I would appreciate it if anyone has had this problem or knows where to start looking to let me know.

Thanks
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Old 10 Dec 2010, 12:48
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Originally Posted by Shadawg View Post
Posts are going over but new user registration in WP is not.
The WP user system is completely disabled with this plugin, it uses VBulletin's users and user registration.

Originally Posted by Shadawg View Post
We had several side items that disappear when the bridge is active and if i turn it off or deactivate it the content reappears.
Sounds like you're not mapping users properly and those side items disappear because your usergroup doesn't have the required permissions to use them.
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Old 13 Dec 2010, 14:19
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I tried setting all users to administrators on the vb map users page and the sidebar content still gets knocked out. Also i don't see anything that is saying that sidebar items have user permissions. Is there someplace specific to look for that?

If anyone would like to take a look at my development site email me at [email protected] and i can give you a temp account.
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Old 13 Dec 2010, 14:23
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Also i am to the point where i am willing to pay someone to get it working.
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Old 13 Dec 2010, 16:20
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Originally Posted by Rohan95 View Post
I'm having a bit of a trouble in using vBulletin for comments. I can't seem to find the comments.php file. Where is the file located?
I found the comments file in the wordpress-3.0.3\wordpress\wp-includes\theme-compat

Directory, but, it doesn't match the bits you need to edit (Only the first 2 sections match)

So when a user replies to a post on the WP site, it doesn't add it to the Forum post

Like wise, comments in the threads, don't get posted on WP.
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Old 14 Dec 2010, 01:21
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Has anyone heard anything from the developer?
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Old 14 Dec 2010, 09:39
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I've tried to contact the developer here, and also at his own website. It would appear that this plugin has been abandoned.
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Old 16 Dec 2010, 20:21
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we managed to figure out one problem is that the addon gets confused on where to pull information from. Its looking for wp tables in the vb database.
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Old 16 Dec 2010, 20:55
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Oops, that can't be good hehe
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Old 17 Dec 2010, 20:13
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I had this pretty much working, but ran into some issues (I won't rehash them, as they've all been mentioned in this thread). After about 2 days, I had to abandon the effort.

It's a shame there is not a more simple WP/vB user sharing project available. There seems to be no way to simply allow my vB users to comment on WP posts without creating a separate WP account.
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Old 18 Dec 2010, 14:02
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There are a number of people willing to pay up for a new developer to take over... I'm certainly one of them.
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Old 21 Dec 2010, 15:26
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Its definitely a database selection error. I rewrote one of our theme pages to call ourdatabase.wp_ratings and it worked. I am trying to track down what exactly is overriding the WP database selection. I am working on this for a customer but i think i might pick it up if it truly has been dropped by the current author.
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Old 21 Dec 2010, 15:42
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I thought I'd post my solution in the hopes that it will help someone else.

I found this plugin, which allows WP users to authenticate from an external database:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/...uthentication/

I had to modify the source code to deal with vB's salted MD5 hashes, but apart from that it did the trick.

On the plugin config page select "Other" for the Password encryption method, then put this in for the Hash code:


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

Then you'll just need to modify the plugin source code so it can grab the salt from the vB DB. Just search for case "Other" and replace what's there with this code:


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

Hope this helps.
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Old 27 Dec 2010, 23:55
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Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_clearcookie() in /home/name/domains/abc.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/vbbridge.php on line 131

vbb IS 3.84 PL2 wp is 3.03
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Old 28 Dec 2010, 05:42
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Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_clearcookie() in /home/name/domains/abc.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/vbbridge.php on line 131

vbb IS 3.84 PL2 wp is 3.03
In vbbridge.php, find wp_clearcookie()

change to

wp_set_auth_cookie( $user_id, $remember, $secure);
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