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Complete Wordpress/Vbulletin Bridge - Share Users And Postings
Mod Version: 3.05, by Jafo232 (Coder/Designer) Jafo232 is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.0 Rating: (27 votes - 4.70 average) Installs: 422
Released: 30 Apr 2008 Last Update: 09 May 2008 Downloads: 1747
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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.

  • 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.
  • 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. - 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, then your wordpress blog URL MUST contain the www. part of 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Fixed a bug in user roles for the new version 2.5.1 of Wordpress.
  • 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))
  • Fixed issue where post count of a user did not change
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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 21 Jun 2008, 06:24
pspcrazy pspcrazy is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Originally Posted by Jafo232 View Post
Well, one problem here is, there will be no way for the bridge to know if a user is logged in to Vbulletin. Vbulletin uses a cookie method to check login status (as most scripts do). can never see's cookie, ever.. That is just how browsers are built. It is a security issue. You wouldn't want site to see your cookie would you?

I just do not see any way you are going to be able to do it myself..
So then how would you suggest I do it so it wouldn't be a security issue? I'm still looking for possible idea's. I also tried to have it on forums are, but oddly EVEN that didn't work. That wasn't even cross site oddly enough, will it not work unless the wp is on root, and the forums are in higher level folder?

Thanks for the help

I'll be fine if I can get it to work on the same site different directory, just can't get that to work either :|

Meaning: 2 wp installation one at: and the other at, the forum is at .

Is that doable? Thanks

Last edited by pspcrazy; 21 Jun 2008 at 06:39.
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 18:28
sokrates4612 sokrates4612 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
integration without sharing users

I´ve tried to install this wordpress/vbulletin bridge without users integration, but I wasn´t successfull. My admin account in WP crashed and even deleting vbridge.php wasn´t helpfull!
I had to restore my whole wordpress db from backup.

Is there some safe way to use this mod only as a comment solution in wordpress? Without sharing users? Thanks.
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Old 25 Jun 2008, 21:02
drakelord drakelord is offline
Join Date: Apr 2004
Awesome plugin, works great!

I only have one question! Is it possible to make it so that the only board that can be posted to is the default? Like, right now, there is a list of all the boards that can be posted to, but I only want it to post to the default board. Is this possible?
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Old 26 Jun 2008, 14:46
is this going to work with my site? my forum is in the root so where must i install dhe wordpress in a another folder or in root so my forum is in:
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Old 26 Jun 2008, 19:56
drakelord drakelord is offline
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Ignore my question, I figured it out~
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Old 28 Jun 2008, 19:07
SoloX SoloX is offline
Join Date: Jun 2002
I feel such a retard. Posted the following inquiry in the old 3.6 mod. Can someone help me for 3.7 version? pweasee.

This is by far the best mod for VB i have come across. Simply brialliant.

One last thing I would like to to do is to show VB avatars next to WP comments. I am not using VB comments. How would I go about showing VB avatars in WP comments?

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Old 28 Jun 2008, 22:13
Aurore Aurore is offline
Join Date: Jan 2002
Real name: J-J
Was working well until I installed vbadvanced...

Anyone tried with vbadvanced installed on a vbulletin ?
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Old 29 Jun 2008, 12:40
aramiK89 aramiK89 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008
Hey, just need to check - once this is added it won't give birth to the security token error?

Has the line of code been added so that it works with the security token feature?

Just been having a lot of issues with this + mods

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Old 04 Jul 2008, 04:23
decryption decryption is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Real name: Anthony
Can this plugin work in a fashion like so (on the same VB/WP install):

I create a Wordpress post, select which forum the post is to go into (say, Cat Forum) and have it appear as a new thread in that forum. Then create another post in Wordpress and select a different forum (Dog Forum) and have it appear as a new thread in that forum?
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Old 09 Jul 2008, 04:03
SoloX SoloX is offline
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Originally Posted by SoloX View Post
One last thing I would like to to do is to show VB avatars next to WP comments. I am not using VB comments. How would I go about showing VB avatars in WP comments?
anyone? please.
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Old 11 Jul 2008, 15:08
GoodOmens GoodOmens is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Any way for additional group users to be mapped the same as primary group users?

If there is a conflict go with the highest rights?
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Old 11 Jul 2008, 20:30
10ECGator 10ECGator is offline
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works like a charm and easy to install
*clicks MoTM nominate button*
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Old 15 Jul 2008, 18:07
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Fraik Fraik is offline
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Originally Posted by decryption View Post
Can this plugin work in a fashion like so (on the same VB/WP install):

I create a Wordpress post, select which forum the post is to go into (say, Cat Forum) and have it appear as a new thread in that forum. Then create another post in Wordpress and select a different forum (Dog Forum) and have it appear as a new thread in that forum?
Yes, you can select a forum to post in from an easy menu in your normal 'write post' screen in wordpres
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 00:22
magmf magmf is offline
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any info about if this will work on wordpress 2.6 ?
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 07:25
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Real name: Bryce
I'm trying to install this and I got to the edit users screen and get the following error:
Fatal error: Call to a member function query_read() on a non-object in {PATH}/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/vbbridge.php on line 318
Come join my Blogging Forum. Or try my blog for forum owners.
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