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Michael Morris 27 Apr 2007 21:12

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Originally Posted by JimmDaBimm (Post 1236567)
Thaaank you so much for working on this hack! ive ben waiting for a free bridge over month -.- and it was so close that i pay for bbpixel. Now i will watch it growing. I dont test it yet but is it posible to bridge joomla and vb without bridge the template engines?

I will test it later local. I hope this is what i have waiting for ;D.

p.s. sorry for my bad english ^^"

The point of this particular bridge is to append Joomla onto vbulletin, part of which involves replacing it's master template engine. If you want or need full independent templates for both sides bbpixel remains your best bet. Personally I don't want to have to manage two template libraries.

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Originally Posted by TheHeartSmasher (Post 1236592)
Would it be possible to have the option of having this work without having to install joomla into the vbulletin database. So the two can have seperate databases, in case a problem happens with joomla or vb one or the other will still work.

No - the two are working off a single connection resource. This means each time the database is changed a change database command would have to be sent. Getting this to work correctly would require hacking both vbulletin and joomla's database classes and in my opinion would introduce more problems than it could solve.

Reeve of shinra 27 Apr 2007 22:33

Also, if the user table is in the VB database adn that crashed, you would still be SOL as your joomla db wouldnt be able to find the data it needs to run. Keep backups, plenty of them.

Michael Morris 27 Apr 2007 23:07

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Originally Posted by Reeve of shinra (Post 1236658)
Also, if the user table is in the VB database adn that crashed, you would still be SOL as your joomla db wouldnt be able to find the data it needs to run. Keep backups, plenty of them.

Reeve is right - in this particular hack the joomla user table does not contain the information necessary for validating the logins. Even though a partial copy is made, the password hash isn't copied over so if the vb user database goes the whole thing goes down anyway.

Joomla Template
by juanchi
28 Apr 2007 11:33

This mod is great, the only thing that I don't like is the way it handles the templates, and please don't get me wrong but I will prefer to use some of the templates available for joomla to skin the CMS. Michael if there could be a possibility to implement this please give it a chance, thanks.

TheBlackPoet 28 Apr 2007 12:04

I am hoping this bridge works out because i want to intergrate joomla into my forum as well.. i am putting this thread on instant notification and wait excitedly for it to come through the other side...

when i loaded it.. it did something funky to my login.php.. but no worries...

good work though..

Luky 28 Apr 2007 16:08

Its very nice for you to release a free bridge, its about time someone ran them people asking for money out of buisness! But may i ask, why not use on a live board? I mean if all you did was change the sql query's and abit of code, not much security issues can arise can it?

TheAllusionist 29 Apr 2007 04:19

Darn, I use Mambo! LOL This has been on a lot of peoples wish list for some time, thank you for taking it on.

Michael Morris 29 Apr 2007 16:43

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Originally Posted by juanchi (Post 1236926)
This mod is great, the only thing that I don't like is the way it handles the templates, and please don't get me wrong but I will prefer to use some of the templates available for joomla to skin the CMS. Michael if there could be a possibility to implement this please give it a chance, thanks.

I don't have the time to develop two different bridges. I'm undergoing this massive bit of hacking how Joomla displays content because a constant bugbear I've had at work is my clients, several design firms, hate tables as markup with a purple passion. Joomla uses tables extensively in content.html.php and frontend.html.php. Rather than continuing bickering with them I'm branching off Joomla to allow templates to drive the content pages -- the vbulletin template engine in the case of vJoomla and the patTemplate engine in the case of my contract work (The only difference between these two is the line that calls the template). If you want to integrate Joomla and retain the ability to use Joomla templates then I strongly recommend you look into bbpixel's bridge which has that functionality. $20 is not a lot to ask for a piece of software these days.

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Originally Posted by Luky (Post 1237045)
Its very nice for you to release a free bridge, its about time someone ran them people asking for money out of buisness!

That isn't my intent. By the time it is completed this bridge will be quite different from bbpixel in several notable ways. The reason I am working on it is I need a unified template engine - something that bbpixel's bridge doesn't offer.

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But may i ask, why not use on a live board? I mean if all you did was change the sql query's and abit of code, not much security issues can arise can it?
I have a live board that will be going up with this in two weeks if all goes well. There will be a vast difference between this early beta and the finished product between now and then.

ams3521 29 Apr 2007 20:46

Hi and thanks for a great mod, would this work with the Joomla component community builder?

pete_brady 29 Apr 2007 23:59

Will this bridge enable joomla / vb search integration?

Michael Morris 30 Apr 2007 00:13

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Originally Posted by ams3521 (Post 1237735)
Hi and thanks for a great mod, would this work with the Joomla component community builder?

Almost certainly not. Community Builder builds on the Joomla user table, and vJoomla disables that table in favor of using the vbulletin one.

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Originally Posted by pete_brady (Post 1237832)
Will this bridge enable joomla / vb search integration?

Not initially.

pete_brady 30 Apr 2007 00:19

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Originally Posted by Michael Morris (Post 1237848)
Not initially.

Sounds promising!

ERuiz 30 Apr 2007 06:16

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Originally Posted by Michael Morris (Post 1235891)
For the record I purchased bbpixel and was vastly disappointed in their customer service and how they implemented the bridge, so I wrote my own.

I concur 100%. Their support is almost null after you make the purchase. Too bad my current website is so heavily hacked and using the BBpixel solution, because if not, I would be willing to help you out with beta testing on my site.

I will keep an eye on this thread though. It looks extremely promising and probably in the future, I would make the move from BBPixel to this hack. Keep up the excellent work! :up:

Billspaintball 30 Apr 2007 06:20

Im keeping a real close eye on this one.
Ive looked at Joomla several times in the past but couldant find any acceptable way to intergrate it into a vB based site.

Very Interested. :)

aloha 30 Apr 2007 08:10

I love it when there are hacks that I will actually use.

Many thanks to all coders, and all those who continously make these scripts on a day to day basis just to help us unify for something better. :)

Downloading and going to test it out tomorrow.

PATIENTLY WAITING FOR V1... did I shout that?

oopsies...


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