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Complete Wordpress/Vbulletin Bridge - Share Users And Postings
Mod Version: 4.01.13, by Jafo232 (Coder) Jafo232 is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.1 Rating: (83 votes - 4.40 average) Installs: 1330
Released: 14 Feb 2009 Last Update: 16 Feb 2011 Downloads: 5489
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files  

Identical to this Mod here, but now for the Vbulletin 3.8 line.
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 2.7.
  • DOES work for Vbulletin 3.7.
  • Does work for vBulletin 3.8.
Limitations:
  • Does not work for 4.x. Why? Because VB 4.x does not work for me. If they ever make that product worth a shit, I might support it.
  • 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.
  • Does not work with XMLRPC.
  • 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 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.
UPDATES:

Changelog is included in download, here is the most recent changes:

3/09/2009
  • Added code to process scheduled posts
  • Addressed code where links and images would not show up properly in VB
  • Added new table called vb_forumid for scheduled posts
  • Reduced redundant calls when dealing with forum excerpts
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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  #1006  
Old 04 Feb 2010, 11:06
caracena caracena is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Originally Posted by Quantnet View Post
Now, before we integrate, the admin account on WP side made a dozen or so posts, now after integration, those posts are without author because the old admin isn't there in VB database anymore and we don't have the ability to assign new author to it.

Do only VB usergroups that get mapped to Author group can get assigned as author of a post? Do Contributors group be author of a post as well?

thanks
What I did was to create a WP admin (different than "Admin" for safety), another admin user for vB and a second admin in vB that I used to integrate. This way I can login with an administrator's account to make changes but if I want to post a new article, I login with a vB username assigned to a "Authors" gourp in vB with Administrator as a secondary group. That way, what I post in WP appears with my name and not the "integrator's" name. Whatever you write with a Administrator as primary account, the integrator's username will appear as the author.

You would expect this plugin to also feth the user's secondary groups but it doesn't. Just the primary and that should not be a Administrative account for posting articles.

Originally Posted by Quantnet View Post
I have a special usergroup in VB that is mapped as Contributor in WP. They can write post and submit for review.
However, when an admin edit the post and publish it, the author of the article became that admin, not the original contributor.

Anyone knows how to keep the original author intact even if it's being edited by other admin/editor

Thank you.
I really don't know how to do this. What I did was to map the "Authors" group in vB as Authors in WP so they can publish articles directly. I would also like to review the articles before they are submitted, but since I'm having the same resoult as you, I rather have a later correction to an article still with their names on so they have the credit for them.
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Last edited by caracena; 04 Feb 2010 at 11:11.
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  #1007  
Old 04 Feb 2010, 13:06
manu3569 manu3569 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Hi experts,

I've recently successfully installed the VB bridge with the latest version of WP and VB. I just noticed that after the installation, it seems that I keep on getting logged out of the forum when there is some inactivity for some time (<1h). This wasn't the case before. I did check 'remember me' when logging in. Also, a few other users have noticed this behavior. The WP page is not live yet, so nobody else has accessed it, but they still see this behavior in the forum.

Why would the login be cleared after some time? Any suggestions/help/advice would be welcome.

Thanks,
-manu
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  #1008  
Old 04 Feb 2010, 15:04
Quantnet Quantnet is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Originally Posted by caracena View Post
You would expect this plugin to also feth the user's secondary groups but it doesn't. Just the primary and that should not be a Administrative account for posting articles.
I created an Author usergroup in VB and assign this usergroup as secondary to some members but it seems the bridge does not like this. It seems I can only map author if I also make the primary usergroup Author as well.
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  #1009  
Old 05 Feb 2010, 11:12
caracena caracena is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Ok, after countless hours of working, I finally have the plugin working the way I wanted. Now I have one last issue. I want the thread created automatically in the forums with each WP article to be closed after it was created. Does anyone know how to do this? I want comments ONLY in WP.

Thanks,
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  #1010  
Old 05 Feb 2010, 18:07
kersti kersti is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Originally Posted by caracena View Post
Ok, after countless hours of working, I finally have the plugin working the way I wanted. Now I have one last issue. I want the thread created automatically in the forums with each WP article to be closed after it was created. Does anyone know how to do this? I want comments ONLY in WP.

Thanks,
If the thread is going to it's own forum then you can set those to be closed in the forum setup. I don;t think you can do it on a thread by thread basis
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  #1011  
Old 06 Feb 2010, 11:33
caracena caracena is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Originally Posted by kersti View Post
If the thread is going to it's own forum then you can set those to be closed in the forum setup. I don;t think you can do it on a thread by thread basis
Hmm you are right. I didn't think of this. Thanks a lot
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  #1012  
Old 06 Feb 2010, 20:48
euantor euantor is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: England
Real name: Euan
This doesn't seem to work with the latest wordpress? It's trying to find global.php, but wordpress comes with no such file... Here is what I get:


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

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  #1013  
Old 07 Feb 2010, 05:15
caracena caracena is offline
 
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Originally Posted by euantor View Post
This doesn't seem to work with the latest wordpress? It's trying to find global.php, but wordpress comes with no such file... Here is what I get:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
Hmm I'm using WP 2.9.1 and it runs smooth with it. If yours it's a fresh install, delete everything and start over even from the WP installation. If you follow the steps inside the readme file that goes with the files for the script, you should have no problems at all.
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  #1014  
Old 07 Feb 2010, 21:16
Radjedef Radjedef is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Real name: Leo
Thanks! WP 2.9.1, works fine.

There is just one problem with german chars. Instead of "", "" or "" there is something different. The UTF-8 option is turned on.

Any ideas?
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  #1015  
Old 08 Feb 2010, 04:06
Quantnet Quantnet is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
I wonder if anyone get the avatar to work if they move avatar to file system instead of the default database.
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  #1016  
Old 08 Feb 2010, 08:13
Radjedef Radjedef is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Real name: Leo
Originally Posted by Radjedef View Post
Thanks! WP 2.9.1, works fine.

There is just one problem with german chars. Instead of "", "" or "" there is something different. The UTF-8 option is turned on.

Any ideas?
Problem fixed
vBulletin was ISO instead of UTF-8.

If you have char problems, try this:http://www.vcharset.com/

Thx for the plugin, love it
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  #1017  
Old 11 Feb 2010, 12:56
caracena caracena is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Hi all,

Has anyone been able to pull vBulletin stats into WP? I would love to have a little widget in WP with:

Registered Users
Total Threads
Total Posts

Thanks!
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  #1018  
Old 11 Feb 2010, 18:57
Radjedef Radjedef is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Real name: Leo
*uninstalled*

Too much bugs with nextgen gallery. Fix it and I will install it again.
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  #1019  
Old 15 Feb 2010, 06:06
Gandham Gandham is offline
 
Join Date: May 2009
My posts are without author.
I disabled vbbridge and added new admin account and set the account from which I made the posts to author. Still i my posts are without author.
Also my gravatar is missing in comments
Does this plugin make modifications to core wp-functions like get_author??
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  #1020  
Old 15 Feb 2010, 07:17
lycheepassion lycheepassion is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
So does this link the blog to the forum better? WP is on the root then forum is /forum.. RIght now I just have a page redirect to the forum, probably not the best.. Will this help me?
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