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YAFB - Yay! Another Facebook Bridge
Mod Version: 3.3.2, by mrpaint (Coder) mrpaint is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (49 votes - 4.53 average) Installs: 462
Released: 07 Jan 2010 Last Update: 30 Sep 2011 Downloads: 3643
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Re-usable Code Translations  

This is not just a "port" for vBulletin 4 of this modification, this is the next version of the modification which support both vBulletin 4 and vBulletin 3 family

IMPORTANT: FILE ISSUES HERE: http://code.google.com/p/vbulletinfacebook/issues/list (require a Google Account)

Yay! Another Facebook Bridge 3.3.2
Tested to work with vBulletin 3.7.x and 3.8.x (3.6.x requires some manual edit, contact me for detail instruction)
Tested to work with vBulletin 4.0 (use different .xml import file)
Please note: this product requires PHP5. If you get weird error messages, please check if you PHP version is still 4 (which is very old and you should change to PHP5 as soon as possible). Also, MySQL 5 is strongly recommended

[WHAT IS IT?]
There are many vBulletin - Facebook bridge out there but installing is always the problem for most of forum owner. So I decided to build this product from scratch and provide you the ability to install this Facebook Bridge into your forum in 10 minutes. The detail install instruction can be found below (under the Feature section). A few technical notes: This product uses Facebook Connect to maintance connection between vBulletin forums and complicated (and awesome) Facebook servers. All most everything is automatically done by the script, even the Administrators don't need to do any manual editing (yeah, I'm talking about manual templates editing, you WON'T need to edit templates each time you implement a new style). Once again, most of everything is options which can be enabled/disabled via AdminCP or UserCP interface. All possible type of caching is use to improve performance and reduce heavy PHP load on server side or javascript load on client side. Well, it's quite a long paragraph for introducing. Let's make it work!

[SEE IT IN ACTION]
Screencast:
1. Installation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ComjeipReE4
2. Connecting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7m85O_iX70
3. Posting and Notifications: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBwwiffLvJ8
Demo board:
vBulletin 3.8: http://daohoangson.com/vb38
vBulletin 4: http://daohoangson.com/vb40
Authentication Username: demo. Password: demo.

[MAIN FEATURE]
*** Damn easy to install!
1. Loaded with long list of actions/notifications: posting thread, posting reply, rating thread, sending pm, sending visitor message, uploading image (avatar/profile picture), uploading pictures, comment on pictures. This list are designed to be expandable easily later by me or other people who loves to develope this product (well, if you do, contact me right now!)
2. Ability to quick register with Facebook credential but Administrator can disable this function via AdminCP. Facebook proxied email addresses are handled completely and vBulletin can send email without any problems (of course, the member must grant the Email extend permission). There is a setting in AdminCP to disallow Facebook proxied email addresses also for boards that need email explicitly
3. Ability to auto login with Facebook session (Administrator can turn this on or off in AdminCP and members can enable or disable this feature on their accounts either)
4. Other abilities: Display a profile block on vBulletin member page. Display a wall tab/box on Facebook profile page. Synchronize avatar from Facebook.
5. [AdminCP] Administrator can "edit" template bundle easily. Actually the old template will be deactivated, the new template will be registered and then all action associated with the old template with be updated with the new template bundle id. Oops, why you need to care about all of it? I did it for you already! Just go the the editing page and click Edit. Yay! All done
6. [AdminCP] Staffs can manage connected users and see basic information about them (including granted permissions)
7. [AdminCP] Administrator can decide to: migrate connected users from other products to YAFB, restrict private forums from being posted to Facebook, view detail log of YAFB in action, send notifications to connected users
*. [Experimental] I have added a fun feature that generate the Fans List, the photo will be posted to new thread with friend tagged (if available). The main purpose of this bonus feature is to demostrate the ability of the bridge. If you have an idea, contact me and I will implement it if I can
*. [Experimental] Friend Inviting functionality is added. Access from UserCP > Facebook Bridge > Invite Friends

[CHANGE LOG]
Version 3.3.2 (released on Jun 10, 2010): Register On-the-fly issue with vBulletin 3.8.4 fixed
Version 3.3.1 (released on Jun 08, 2010): Bug fixes and Migration for vBulletin 4.0.3

Version 3.3 (released on Apr 06, 2010): Auto login related features added. User experience reached a new higher level!

[NEW INSTALLATION]
*. Upload all files/folders in folder "upload" into your forum root (Please upload before importing product)
1. Import Product:
1.1. Go to AdminCP
1.2. Plugins & Products ~> Manage Products ~> Add/Import Product:
1.2.1. Browse to the .xml file (use product-yafb.xml for vBulletin 3 and product-yafb_vb4.xml for vBulletin 4)
1.2.2. Click Import

2. Fill the settings:
2.1. Go to AdminCP
2.2. vBulletin Options ~> vBulletin Options ~> Yay! Another Facebook Bridge
2.2. Create a Facebook Application if you haven't had one for your forum. Refer to the Creating Facebook Application below if you don't know how to do it
2.3. Fill the API key and Secret into the approriate fields. You can leave the Template fields untouch (the will be filled automatically). If you want to use the Account Reclamation feature, please place http://domain.com/forums/register.php?do=fbb_reclaim into Account Reclamation URL field. With other fields, it's your decision to made
2.4. Click Save and you are done!

2.* Creating Facebook Application:
2.*.1. Go to Facebook Developer > Create Application page http://www.facebook.com/developers/createapp.php (login if you didn't)
2.*.2. Enter the Application Name. Suggestion: Put your forum name here. Don't forget to tick the Agree radiobox and then click Save Changes
2.*.3. Now you can get your API Key and Secret (that are needed in step 2.3)
2.*.4. And go to the Connect tab, fill your forum url into Connect URL, fill your domain into Base Domain.
2.*.5. You are done with required information. But you can go through other tab and enter more detail about your forum, your application. I suggest putting a nice icon, banner into it. Happy customizing!

[UPGRADING]
Just upload overwrite files/folders then reimport the xml file. Do not forget to check "Yes" under "Allow Overwrite" to upgrade

[CONFLICT]
Since this product interfere with the registration procedure, I have found some other plugins/products that conficts with this product. Below is the full list of known confict and action taken to resolve the issue
No Spam (Human Verification): Temporary disabled during Facebook registration
vMail (Email Verification): Temporary disabled during Facebook registration

[OTHER PLUGINS/PRODUCTS]
I have developed an easy to use options/permissions system that allow other plugins/products to add it's actions into this bridge and let the forum members experience a whole new era of connections. I did a small demostration with my kBank System (which is a money system with award/thank functionality and a useful hiding feature) and it runs pretty well. If you are interested in testing kBank in action with YAFB, contact me. If you are a developer who wants to integrate your plugins/products with this Bridge, contact me either! You are all welcome
*Also available: Publishing Blog (vBBlog) to Facebook [New! Updated on Jan 10th, 2010]


[KNOWN ISSUES]
FILE HERE: http://code.google.com/p/vbulletinfacebook/issues/list (require a Google Account)

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  #661  
Old 10 Mar 2010, 16:22
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Use this or similar...
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=228507
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  #662  
Old 10 Mar 2010, 16:49
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Originally Posted by hollosch View Post
Looks good but i have 3.8xx not 4xx
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Old 10 Mar 2010, 17:26
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or similar...
search in the forum for navbar, navbar links, etc... and you'll find lot of answers...
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Old 10 Mar 2010, 17:29
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or similar...
search in the forum for navbar, navbar links, etc... and you'll find lot of answers...
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Old 11 Mar 2010, 04:16
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Originally Posted by BBR-APBT View Post
I removed the default button and replaced it with my own.

I put the following in the header.

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

P.S. you do not need the full path like I did. My site runs across sub domains so I have to use full path all the time.

This is great....it worked on my site perfect!
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Old 11 Mar 2010, 04:30
Blacura Blacura is offline
 
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Can anyone tell me how my existing members can log in using the facebook connect with out having to create a new name
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  #667  
Old 11 Mar 2010, 07:53
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MAJOR PROBLEM!

Whenever a new user is registering on my forum and they click to complete the registration, They receive an internal 500 error:

HTTP Error 500.0 - Internal Server Error
The page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred.
Detailed Error Information
Module FastCgiModule
Notification ExecuteRequestHandler
Handler PHP_via_FastCGI
Error Code 0x00000000
Requested URL http://mydomain.com:80/register.php?do=addmember
Physical Path D:\hc\register.php
Logon Method Anonymous
Logon User Anonymous


I now disabled this mod until there is a fix.
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  #668  
Old 11 Mar 2010, 09:31
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I get logged with Facebook in but if I click to register I get errors!

Then when I want to edit my avatar
I get this...
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE, expecting ';' in .../fbb/runbox_hook_register_addmember_complete.php on line 5

Then I tried to log in again and i get this error:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '.' in .../includes/class_core.php(4010) : eval()'d code on line 152

Please can someone help??
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Old 11 Mar 2010, 13:17
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How can you guys even run a forum if you fail to read when your answers are posted over and over in this thread.

Look through the thread regarding runbox and disabling a plugin.
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Old 11 Mar 2010, 13:41
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Well I did read and I did remove the RUNBOX!
I still have this problem!

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '.' in /../includes/class_core.php(4010) : eval()'d code on line 152

I cannot edit my profile or avatars without this happening
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Old 11 Mar 2010, 15:55
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I just want to make clear to everyone that unlike what it says in the instructions you MUST have mysql 5 installed to install this mod. His instructions say its recommended and not required when it is in fact required!

Last edited by txsbmw; 11 Mar 2010 at 16:19.
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Old 11 Mar 2010, 16:22
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Originally Posted by chuckrobbie View Post
Well I did read and I did remove the RUNBOX!
I still have this problem!

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '.' in /../includes/class_core.php(4010) : eval()'d code on line 152

I cannot edit my profile or avatars without this happening
Very first post in this thread shown on every page.

[KNOWN ISSUES]
1. [post=1970901&]Recapped by Zaiaku[/post] for common problems.
2. Editing Avatar in vBulletin 4 caused error. Temporary fix is available http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1963679#post1963679
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  #673  
Old 12 Mar 2010, 07:20
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I dont know if its already posted.. But How can i add a navbar Facebook button NOT LINKED to facebook.php but will automatically connect to facebook or open facebook connect pop up?
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  #674  
Old 12 Mar 2010, 13:38
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Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

when i try to edit my avatar i got this ... (vB 4.0.2) edit: FIXED!

Last edited by KURTZ; 12 Mar 2010 at 22:36.
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  #675  
Old 12 Mar 2010, 15:40
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Thank you...
Worked like a charm!
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