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Joomla for vBulletin (IMPORTANT UPDATE) - Bridge to the World's Most Popular CMS
Mod Version: 1.0.0 RC2, by Michael Morris (Member) Michael Morris is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (10 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 68
Released: 26 Apr 2007 Last Update: Never Downloads: 899
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

Warning!!! An potential exploit has been found in this modification. The server that hosts vjoomla.com has been attacked several times. It is known to already be severely comprimised so at this time it is unclear whether the vulnerability lies in vJoomla, Joomla itself or the server. Until this is resolved to my satisfaction I am removing this modification. My apologies.


The modification WILL be re-released once this issue is resolved!

vJoomla is an offshoot of Joomla 1.0 that is designed to run in tandem with vbulletin. Unlike the main release it will not run without vbulletin - if you desire a CMS without a forum then use Joomla! instead. vJoomla is identical in most all regards to Joomla!

What vJoomla Does
  • Provide a single session, single login interface to Joomla and vbulletin.
  • Allows Joomla pages to be skinned by vbulletin's template engine.
  • Maps Joomla usergroups to vbulletin usergroups.

What vJoomla Does Not Do
  • It does not rewrite your templates for you - so you will need to go in currently and change relative links to images and pages to absolute links. This is most important in the style sheets and in the navbar template. This is something you need to do yourself rather than programmatically since no two sites are likely to be using the same style sheet and the same setup for these links.

Install Instructions
  1. Log into your admincp
  2. Close your forum
  3. If your forums are at the root of your site move them elsewhere - the best location is probably /forum
  4. Upload the files from the zip packages to their respective locations. There should be no overwrites.
  5. Navigate to the root of your site and run the Joomla installer.
  6. Go back to the admincp and install the Joomla product file
  7. Now either copy the ./cpstyles, ./clientscript and ./images directory of the forum into the Joomla directory OR create symbolic links to those directories. The contents of the ./images directory of Joomla and vbulletin will need to be merged.

This is release candidate 2.

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  #286  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 02:59
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Michael Morris Michael Morris is offline
 
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Originally Posted by VivaLaPinkowitz View Post
So I was able to fully install vJoomla, but was persuaded to uninstall due to the majority of nonworking links. I installed it through the forum location http://forums.pinkowitz.org.

Would the majority of the links work if I made the forum a subdirectory inside vJoomla (i.e. http://pinkowitz.org/forums)?

Also, I noticed my custom theme did not load images into the vJoomla. Should I import the theme's images into vJoomla's image directory to get it recognized by vJoomla?
Editing the templates and changing relative paths in URL's and images to absolute paths is beyond the scope of getting the core functionality to work. It is something I'll look into, but it has a lower priority than completing the testing of the code against the modules and also deploying and setting up the sites I built this thing for in the first place.

What I can and will do is ask Brian Tinsman for permission to include the section of vbAdvanced's installer code that rewrites URL's and image paths. It should work for this project as well with minor tweaking, but he owns that code and I cannot use it without his permission.
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  #287  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 03:01
VivaLaPinkowitz VivaLaPinkowitz is offline
 
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Themes aside, it seemed that none of the modules were working due to the broken URL's. Do you think the fact that the forums were hosted on a subdomain could be the issue? Would it be easier to just install it as a subdirectory?

Last edited by VivaLaPinkowitz; 06 Jun 2007 at 03:10.
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Old 06 Jun 2007, 03:43
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All testing was done with a subdirectory arrangement, but having them in separate directories shouldn't break modules. Anyway, which modules where broken. I'm not sure it's possible to break ALL of them, some are too dirt simple.
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  #289  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 03:45
VivaLaPinkowitz VivaLaPinkowitz is offline
 
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I just recall anything in the top panel would not work. I recall that few on the side panel didn't as well. But I think the cause of that was probably the subdomain installation. I'll give it another shot when I'm at my computer again. XD
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  #290  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 03:49
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The "top panel" -- if you mean the navbar that's because that's a template that belongs to vbulletin. The default side menu items are just that - defaults - and they are meant for a clean Joomla installation without vbulletin. My goal in this is to get the single most difficult and technical hurdle out of the way - the actual bridging of code. Anything beyond that is time consuming, but relatively simple to work out if you know a little html.
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Old 06 Jun 2007, 03:52
VivaLaPinkowitz VivaLaPinkowitz is offline
 
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I see. I'll research it more and attempt upgrading again.

I have another question however, when I deleted all the SQL entries, and attempted to reinstall, I continued to get an SQL error. Do I need to reupload fresh vJoomla files to initiate a fresh install?
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Old 06 Jun 2007, 04:50
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If you didn't formally uninstall there are two table alterations that must be undone. jos_gid must be removed from the usergroup table, joomla_itemid removed from the forum table and joomla_registered removed from the user table.
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  #293  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 13:43
RedefiningFate RedefiningFate is offline
 
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Michael-

This is going to be fantastic when I can get it to work, good job man...but here is my problem. During installation I keep getting this:


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

This happens after I enter in my forum location and admincp folder name. I click next and it comes up with that error all up and down my screen.

I have deleted all files, re-downloaded both vB and vJoomla. Re-uploaded both. Ran through the vB installation and am now going through the vJoomla installation and that comes up.

Thanks Michael for your help.
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  #294  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 13:48
RedefiningFate RedefiningFate is offline
 
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I found the problem. On the login.php file for some reason ./forum was coded in there where my forum is located in a different directory name than that. It didn't pull my forum location into the login.php file for vjoomla. I corrected it and now I can login.

Thanks...
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  #295  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 14:08
RedefiningFate RedefiningFate is offline
 
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Michael-

Got through the installation for the first time. It seems simple now that I got through it...but I am getting this at the bottom of the page when I first sign in and it goes to the poll on how the installation was:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/admin/domains/nefga.org/public_html/joomla/modules/mod_mainmenu.php on line 1

What does that mean?

Thanks...
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  #296  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 15:37
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Trying to install it I am getting a message box saying "The site has not been provided" followed by another message "Forum not found". I am getting this error at Step 4 of the install.
The installer find my forum @ step 1 then it finish the joomla DB settings, I leave the usergroup configuration defults and click NEXT then I receive the 2 message boxes.
I checked to see that the Path to Save Cookies is /

What did I do wrong

thanks in advance
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  #297  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 17:12
Mikhailtech Mikhailtech is offline
 
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Michael -

First off, thank you for fixing the admincp errors in RC2 even though I personally have no need for them now. Here are the current issues I'm having post-install of RC1.

1a You mentioned that beyond the installer files in RC2, nothing else needs to be changed to compensate for a custom named admincp. Unless the installer modifies your php files, that's not entirely accurate. For one thing, I had to replace "admincp" in globals.php to my custom name in order to be able to access the administrator directory from my root.

1b Are there any other files in the vJoomla CMS that reference admincp that need to be manually updated (besides the install files which you say you've taken care of and the globals.php file)?

2 The administrator login to vJoomla within VB doesn't work. The default path "../" is supposed to find the files that are 1 directory above, correct? But for me it's not working. My forums are located in public_html/forum (although the URL to the forums is forum.domain.com), whereas the joomla files are in public_html, so this should work, right?

3 The navbar links are broken. I know you said this is because it's a VB template. Is that just the way it is? Do you plan on "fixing" it? Is there any way to manually fix the links? Or better yet, to remove the navbar altogether from the main site?

4 The site logo (just like the navbar) searches for the image file in the root directory rather than the forum directory. Again I'm guessing this is because it's a VB template? How do I fix this? Do I have to use absolute image paths?
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  #298  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 23:44
LaCN LaCN is offline
 
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When is joomla! 1.5 coming out ?

I'm kinda waiting for this one, since they say it's completely rewritten
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  #299  
Old 07 Jun 2007, 00:16
VivaLaPinkowitz VivaLaPinkowitz is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Michael Morris View Post
If you didn't formally uninstall there are two table alterations that must be undone. jos_gid must be removed from the usergroup table, joomla_itemid removed from the forum table and joomla_registered removed from the user table.
I'm having trouble finding joomla_itemid and joomla_registered from the forum and user tables. I did have success in finding jos_gid from the usergroup table, but I cannot find the other two. When I try to reinstall now, I continue to get an SQL error due to my lack of removing these entries. How can I remove them if I cannot find them?

EDIT: Disregard that last post. The SQL error came from me manually removing the entries without updating the jos-vbulletin product.

Last edited by VivaLaPinkowitz; 07 Jun 2007 at 00:19.
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 01:02
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Everyone has a magic button - the one thing that will pisses them off thoroughly. Mine is being called a thief. Jelsoft has chosen to call me a thief. I have chosen to remove my hacks from this site, and my support for them. Good day.
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