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Complete Wordpress/Vbulletin Bridge - Share Users And Postings
Mod Version: 3.05, by Jafo232 (Coder) Jafo232 is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.0 Rating: (27 votes - 4.70 average) Installs: 423
Released: 30 Apr 2008 Last Update: 09 May 2008 Downloads: 1753
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Identical to this Mod here, but now for the Vbulletin 3.7 line.
If you install this PLEASE
Click Install.

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:


    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 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
Sites Using This Plug-In:(PM me if you want to add your site here)

UPDATE:

I have become really busy these days with my work. It will be some time before I can address this plugin. Please stop PM'ing me, I just don't have time. 99% of the time, your PM can be answered by just reading through the posts in this thread.

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 24 Jul 2008, 14:00
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Sorry everyone for being away, just moved to a new home and time is a valuable thing right now. Not sure where everyone is, but if you still have questions, let me know here in this thread.
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Old 24 Jul 2008, 18:25
ForgotenDynasty ForgotenDynasty is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Amenadiel View Post
I guess this could have been asked before, but I see there's a lot of pages for this and prior versions so I'll take my chances and ask:

¿Don't you think that this mod would hurt google rankings since the articles will exist both in WP url and VB url thus generating duplicated content? This consideration is the only thing stopping me from installing
Just don't have it set so that it copies over to the Forums thats how i have it (you can also SEO wordpress so you have nothing to loose) IMO
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Old 25 Jul 2008, 07:40
SLR722 SLR722 is offline
 
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Not ignoring you guys, I know there is an issue with 2.6 that's why I never upgrade WP. I only apply changelog patches..
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 14:07
Axiom Axiom is offline
 
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there's a way to do a mass conversion of vb users to wp users? i see that sometimes the script will register logged in users as new wp users, but don't seems to happen ever.

Cheers,
Luca
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 18:23
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I can get it to find global.php, but when I go to make a new post I just get a blank screen. Does it have to do with the fact I'm using vBSEO?
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Old 01 Aug 2008, 23:12
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HTML markup appearing in forum posts

Hi,

The wordpress blog posts appear in vBulletin, but the html markup appears in the vbulletin post text. Is there a way to convert the html to bbcode during post creation?
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Old 02 Aug 2008, 20:53
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Originally Posted by coltz-one View Post
I can get it to find global.php, but when I go to make a new post I just get a blank screen. Does it have to do with the fact I'm using vBSEO?
The same thing happened to me, what I did is just replace the vbridge.php file with a new copy (downloaded the zip again) and it worked, it sopped showing blank pages. I'm using WP 2.6 and vBSEO as well.
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Old 02 Aug 2008, 20:57
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Originally Posted by echamberlain View Post
Hi,

The wordpress blog posts appear in vBulletin, but the html markup appears in the vbulletin post text. Is there a way to convert the html to bbcode during post creation?
In my case, the HTML is automatically converted to bbcode, you can see some calls to the function convert_wysiwyg_html_to_bbcode inside vbridge.php so it's supposed to convert your posts wthout doing anything else. If that doesn't work, you can activate HTML on your forum and if you're concerned about security issues, use this hack, it's intended to allow HTML code to specific usergroups and works with VB 3.7.2

Hope that helps.
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Old 02 Aug 2008, 23:25
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Originally Posted by alan-kun View Post
In my case, the HTML is automatically converted to bbcode, you can see some calls to the function convert_wysiwyg_html_to_bbcode inside vbridge.php so it's supposed to convert your posts wthout doing anything else. If that doesn't work, you can activate HTML on your forum and if you're concerned about security issues, use this hack, it's intended to allow HTML code to specific usergroups and works with VB 3.7.2

Hope that helps.
The conversion functions are only called when the post truncation is enabled. My temporary workaround is to set a 10000 character truncation size.
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Old 03 Aug 2008, 01:01
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Originally Posted by trigatch4 View Post
Alright folks, I had to freaking HIRE someone to look at the code and it was an EASY fix:

Basically all of the:
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$link = get_permalink(somethinghere, true);
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SHOULD NOT have that second parameter... "true" and should look like this:
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$link = get_permalink(somethinghere);
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This was changed 4 times and it fixed all the problems. Why Jafo refused to acknowledge me? I have no clue. Did he know the answer and simply refuse to tell me? Not sure. Why didn't others have this problem?.
I had exactly the same problem and was unable to solve it locally.

I came here a few minutes ago and saw your post, implemented your suggested fix to vbbridge.php and voila - problem gone.

Thanks very much for sharing your solution!

Mike
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Old 06 Aug 2008, 01:25
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Subdomain Trick

I had an issue with one of the requirements that limits this mod to be installed on the same subdomain. Luckily, I found a quick-fix solution around the issue:

Wordpress and Vbulletin must use the same domain name.
I setup a blog located at vend123.com/blog but the forums are located at forums.vend123.com. There is an issue with this regarding the domain and that's only because of the vBulletin cookie. The issue is this script needs to access that cookie, but that cookie is registered at forums.vend123.com, which means anything on vend123.com won't be able to access it. To resolve the issue, the cookie needed to be set to .vend123.com (i.e. cross domain cookie). This can be configured within vBulletin's options by going to AdminCP->vBulletin Options->Cookies and HTTP Header Options under Cookie Domain. From the "Suggested Settings" drop-down, select .yourdomain.com. This should solve the problem!

EDIT: Make sure you clear your vBulletin cookie after performing this (just log-out and log back in).
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Old 06 Aug 2008, 01:43
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Solved both my problems after further investigation. So far so good on 3.7.2 with wordpress 2.6.

Last edited by Mors32; 06 Aug 2008 at 15:23.
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Old 06 Aug 2008, 15:45
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Originally Posted by ForgotenDynasty View Post
well ive finally got it to work
however ive run in to a new problem
overtime i try to login to my word-press CP it redirects me to my forums
how can i fix this
I've been seeing this issue as well, if I attempt to login to wp-admin first, it redirects to the forums main site. However, if I login to the forums with an admin account, then go back to WP and try wp-admin again, it will work normally.
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Old 07 Aug 2008, 18:58
ForgotenDynasty ForgotenDynasty is offline
 
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im dieing for someone to release a way to get avatars from the forums and post them next to the comments any one have any idea

and how to login in on the blog instead of needing to be redircted to the forums

Last edited by ForgotenDynasty; 07 Aug 2008 at 20:57.
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Old 07 Aug 2008, 20:24
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Originally Posted by ForgotenDynasty View Post
im dieing for someone to release a way to get avatars from the forums and post them next to the comments any one have any idea
Wow man, I worked with trying to solve this problem all day yesterday and I got no where. http://TripleChat.com/ is my website and it uses this mod just perfect now but they one thing I really liked before this mod on wordpress was that avatars...now there are non and I want to find a way to load them.

I was trying to find a way to use the bridge to pull it but i couldn't find a way. I know there should be a way but I just dont have the complete knowlage of php to figure it out.

So I too would like to figure out a way to pull uses Avatars from the forums to the blog.
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