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vBulletin PhpFoX Integration
Mod Version: 2.5.1, by Ziki (Coder) Ziki is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (5 votes - 4.60 average) Installs: 28
Released: 27 Nov 2008 Last Update: 18 Jan 2009 Downloads: 193
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~Modification name
vBulletin PhpFoX Integration

~Modification description
This plugin allows you to integrate your PhpFoX site with vBulletin!

Original thread: http://forums.phpfox.com/showthread.php?t=22717

~Modification options
  • Enable No avatar image?
  • Main Menu Color
  • Display country in profile?
  • Display state?
  • Use separate avatar for forum?
  • Show age?

~Modification info
File uploads: 12
File edits: 0
Templates: 4
Template edits: 1
Plugins: 12
SQL Queries: 0
Phrases: 13
Settings: 6
Hooks: 0

Install time: 1 minute
Install level: Easy

~Modification installation

Step 1: Modify .htaccess file

This step is for those that installed phpFoX Konsort with the Rewrite mode enabled. With your FTP client or hosts file manager navigate to your phpFoX websites root directory.

Open the file .htaccess. It should look something like this (Note: The example below is not an exact replica of how your .htaccess file will look like, we are mainly focusing on the RewriteCond):


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

To get this plug-in properly working you will have to add the following line of code twice in the .htaccess file above each of the RewriteRule inserts:


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

Your .htaccess file would then look like:


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

Step 2: Install vBulletin

Our first step will be to install vBulletin. We can not go into great detail on how to install vBulletin, however you can check out their great documentation here.Before you attempt to install vBulletin there are some factors you will need to take note of:

* When you upload their product it must be placed in a folder and the name of the folder must be forums. This folder must be placed in your phpFoX websites root directory. Proper layout would be: http:///www.yoursite.com/forums/
* The vBulletin tables must be placed in the same database as phpFoX.
* phpFoX should be installed with a database table prefix. By default this prefix is phpfox_. If you did not install phpFoX with a table prefix you will have to install vBulletin with a table prefix.
* This plug-in was not developed to work under a sub-domain environment yet,for that you have to wait for v3. (Example: http://forums.yoursite.com/)
* During the install of vBulletin you will be asked to add an Admin User. This user will shortly be deleted by our integration and replaced with your main phpFoX Admin account.

Step 3: Edit config.php file.

Edit the config.php file in the vbulletin folder and change the name from forums to whatever the vBulletin subfolder is called in the PhpFoX directory.

Step 4: File uploads

Upload the whole vbulletin folder to the phpFoX plugins folder.

Step 5: Importing

Notice: Read this step thoroughly before attempting to import any data.

For those that already have phpFoX running and just installed vBulletin you will have to do the step Import phpFoX Users.

For those that already have vBulletin running and just installed phpFoX you will have to do the step Import vBulletin Users.

Import phpFoX Users
Run the import file through your web browser by entering the URL into your browser address bar (if you have followed our example, type in http://www.domain.com/plugins/vbulle...all/import.php, naturally substituting 'domain.com' for your web address.)

Import vBulletin Users
Run the import file through your web browser by entering the URL into your browser address bar (if you have followed our example, type in http://www.domain.com/plugins/vbulle.../vb_import.php, naturally substituting 'domain.com' for your web address.)

Step 6: Integration and edits

Now lets log into your vBulletin Admin control panel. Note that it will not work to log into your site using the phpFoX login forum. You will have to use the vBulletin login form. (Example: http://www.yoursite.com/forums/index.php). Note that you will need to log into vBulletin with your phpFoX Admin account, which is the same account you log into your phpFoX site.

Follow the next steps below:

Update Forums Cache

Go to: Forums & Moderators >> Forum Manager >> Then edit the forum called Main Category. Save that forum without making any changes.

Update Forums Counters

Go to: Maintenance >> Update Counters Then rebuild the following:

Rebuild Thread Information

and

Rebuild Forum Information

Enable Plug-In System

Go to: vBulletin Options >> vBulletin Options >> Plugin/Hook System

Change the setting:

Enable Plugin/Hook System

To Yes

Importing the plugin

Go to: Plugins & Products >> Manage Products >> Add/Import Product

Look for the block Import Product and then for EITHER upload the XML file from your computer browse for the XML file product-konsort.xml which was part of the package you downloaded from phpFoX. Then click on the import button.

Template edit (Optional)

Go to: Styles & Templates >> Style Manager >> Edit Template (on all your styles) >> Open template header

Remove the part of code between the logo comments.


~Modification changelog
  • 2.5.0 - First vB.org Release
  • 2.5.1 -
    1. Remember me fix,could not login if remember wasn't checked
    2. vb_import.php fixed if you didn't prefix vBulletin
    3. Remember me now is integrated as well
    4. Option install steps updated
    5. Spacers are now not overwritten
    6. Overall import files are neater
    7. Logging in was remade completely,we god rid of the login.php


~Modification copyright
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Old 27 Nov 2008, 14:32
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Old 27 Nov 2008, 15:09
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Install time: 1 minute
Install level: Easy

*******

Reading your instructions above I will have to disagree with your install level of "easy" and install time of 1 minute.


Regardless, I will give this a try.

**EDIT**

Never mind .. @ $300 a 'try' is out of the question.



EDIT AGAIN ***

Upon further investigation $300 does not seem like such an obscene amount for this software. I just wish their list of clients and sites that are running this was more robust.

* Edit part 3 **

Yeah one would need a dedicated server to use ALL the modules that PHPfox offers ( especially the video module). I think the $300 start up costs plus the monthly server fees make this a no go for anyone without the financial means to offset the costs.

Last edited by SwollenCranium; 27 Nov 2008 at 18:16.
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Old 28 Nov 2008, 15:04
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can this be used for people wanting to use phpfox? i mean if i am running a vbulletin site, can i install phpfox and integrate that into the forums?

my forums is in root directory http://myforums.com and i want phpfox to be like http://myforums.com/phpfox

great mod by the way thanks
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Old 28 Nov 2008, 20:45
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Yes it can but vbulletin has to be a sub-directory of phpfox it would have to be moved.
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Old 02 Jan 2009, 15:08
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i already have Vb in ste.com/forums/ and have about 20,000 members and gobs of posts so to reinstall VB is out of the question! can i not install phpfox on to vb not vb onto phpfox?
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Old 02 Jan 2009, 20:31
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Yes,phpfox has to be ABOVE vbulletin so that should be fine!
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Old 03 Jan 2009, 06:09
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thanks Ziki
i try
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Old 14 Jan 2009, 20:26
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Hi, I just finished installing phpfox & VB. I found one small problem. The "Welcome our newest user" at the bottom of the forum still says me, even though other new people have registered. Showing only 1 registered user. Is there a setting I can change or something?

Thanks

EDIT: Just to add, people can logon & post without problems. Everything else seems to be ok.

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Old 14 Jan 2009, 20:49
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Make sure you have made all edits in the last step.
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Old 14 Jan 2009, 21:04
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Update Forums Cache

Go to: Forums & Moderators >> Forum Manager >> Then edit the forum called Main Category. Save that forum without making any changes.

Update Forums Counters

Go to: Maintenance >> Update Counters Then rebuild the following:

Rebuild Thread Information

and

Rebuild Forum Information

Enable Plug-In System

Go to: vBulletin Options >> vBulletin Options >> Plugin/Hook System

Change the setting:

Enable Plugin/Hook System
I definitely did these. Will it hurt if I do them again now?
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 04:35
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I guess no.
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 07:55
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Thanks for the reply, I tried them all again, but nothing has changed, still only one user.. Me.
Also, I notice that if I view last post right from the forum index, the thread will still be marked as unread unless I access it by going to the forum, then clicking on the thread title.

Edit: it just updated itself after somebody logged in. Seems to be ok now

Last edited by Anyoldname; 15 Jan 2009 at 08:22.
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 09:41
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Sorry, ignore the edit above, I spoke too soon.
I have to do those last installation steps again every time somebody new registers otherwise the forum stats won't pick them up, and they will still only be picked up after they next login.
The issues in post #9 remain with every new user & every new post until I rebuild the forum counters & thread informaion.

Last edited by Anyoldname; 15 Jan 2009 at 11:01.
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 11:19
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phpfox2 is in alpha - will this add-on be compatible to this new version, when it's stable ?
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