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Complete Wordpress/Vbulletin Bridge - Share Users And Postings
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (71 votes - 4.42 average) Installs: 1260
Released: 21 Dec 2006 Last Update: 16 Feb 2011 Downloads: 4381
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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 2.5.
  • 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)

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 06 Dec 2007, 19:12
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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All I do is view the page in my browser, view source code, and paste that into the header.php then start piecing it in. That's just me..
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 01:41
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How does it work from a Wordpress blog post to vBulletin? Does it make each blog post into a forum? Or thread?

Sorry if this is a stupid quession
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 02:28
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Originally Posted by Schnee View Post
How does it work from a Wordpress blog post to vBulletin? Does it make each blog post into a forum? Or thread?

Sorry if this is a stupid quession
WP post into VB thread if you chose to have it do so.
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 05:00
AWJunkies AWJunkies is offline
 
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Works very well and have done some extra customizing to fit my needs. Great mod thanks for your work.
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 05:56
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Originally Posted by AWJunkies View Post
yeah it is called edit the templates! Create your own theme. I just did it and so can you. There is a file in theme called header edit away!
How do you get the navbar to work? My site has two navbars and a custom login section. I'd need to get that to work on the wordpress page.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 05:06
l SKN l CHRIS l SKN l CHRIS is offline
 
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Before I implement this AWESOME Bridge on my site I would like to know if this Hack will always be updated for future versions of vBulletin. I can't use it if someday it will be outdated and unsupported because I am planning for long term solutions.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 14:13
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Also do you anticipate any issues with vBulletin 3.7? It's a sweet hack.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 20:43
j_86 j_86 is offline
 
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Do you have to use the shared login functionality? I am only interested in shared posting / comments.
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Old 09 Dec 2007, 21:22
alexjc alexjc is offline
 
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Hi,

Nice plugin. Got the latest version up and running quite quickly. (There's a little bug though; if you don't enable the plugin and try to save a post, then it doesn't seem to find the DIR variable when doing the require_once in VB.)

That aside, I have a couple of questions:
  • Does the user-bridging work with WP-Cache?
  • If I modify the comments loop, will it be backwards compatible with comments handled by WP?
  • Would it be possible to have a HTML form for posting inline rather than going to the VB page?

Thanks!
alexjc
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Old 10 Dec 2007, 03:00
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by l SKN l CHRIS View Post
Before I implement this AWESOME Bridge on my site I would like to know if this Hack will always be updated for future versions of vBulletin. I can't use it if someday it will be outdated and unsupported because I am planning for long term solutions.
Well, I cannot promise anything. The work is done for free by myself and I also use the bridge on several sites. If you are leveraging a lot of money on your sites, you may want to set some aside in case you need a programmer to mod the hack for you if for whatever reason, I can not manage it from here.

Originally Posted by kj_ugs View Post
Also do you anticipate any issues with vBulletin 3.7? It's a sweet hack.
Have no idea. I know nothing about the next version of VB..

Originally Posted by JimpsEd View Post
Do you have to use the shared login functionality? I am only interested in shared posting / comments.
You do not HAVE to use it, no.

Originally Posted by alexjc View Post

That aside, I have a couple of questions:
  • Does the user-bridging work with WP-Cache?
  • If I modify the comments loop, will it be backwards compatible with comments handled by WP?
  • Would it be possible to have a HTML form for posting inline rather than going to the VB page?

Thanks!
alexjc
In the order you asked:

Works fine with WP-Cache..

You can if you use the if/else method.

Probably not.
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Old 10 Dec 2007, 04:23
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great pluggin, exactly what I needed to do.

I've been following the instructions that I've read on this thread, but I'm still having issues that may be a simple fix, I'm just very tired and desperate to get this working.

I did follow all the corrections posted in the thread as far as hard coding my paths after retrieving my path by running the DirPath.php script.

I can longer access my WP dashboard without deactiving the vbbridge pluggin by renaming the file on the remote server.

any help would be greatly appreciated !

Thanks in advance

Last edited by jcap1p; 10 Dec 2007 at 04:33. Reason: one problem was just a cache issue
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Old 10 Dec 2007, 04:31
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Ok, well first, the directions you read for hardcoding your path may be old. This version was released about 10 days ago (from this post) so if the thread you read was older than that, it probably isn't correct anymore.

It sounds to me that your forum home page setting is wrong, and that you did not map users before you turned auto-integration on.
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Old 10 Dec 2007, 04:36
jcap1p jcap1p is offline
 
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oh wow you are quick, thanks for the fast response ! the login now remains as oyu go to different paages, the problem now is i cannt access to wp dashbord, before i made all the adjustments suggested in the previous posts, i would receive fatal errors that wouldnt allow me to write a post, now the posting to a thread on the forum works great, but i didnt do any mapping untill i activated the feature and noticed the additional tab in WP dashbords' user section.
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Old 10 Dec 2007, 04:40
jcap1p jcap1p is offline
 
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i suppose if you could tell me where this url comes from: http://www.raceforaseat.com/www.raceforaseat.com/forums

when i attempt to access www.raceforaseat.com/wp-admin or wp-login

i cud prob figure it out from there...?

im sorry i am exhausted ritenow
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Old 10 Dec 2007, 04:44
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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I think that is where you entered the wrong thing for the forum URL.. If you disable the product (rename it if you have to) and login with your WP credentials, then enable it again (rename it back if you have to), turn integration off...

Go to your settings and make sure the setting for "Forum URL" is:

http://www.raceforaseat.com/forums

Map your users..

Then turn integration back on.
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