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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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  #1291  
Old 22 Jun 2009, 02:50
illusime illusime is offline
 
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I tried integrating the mod. After I finish integrating, the contributor names disappeared on my wordpress articles. Also it seems to be having some problem with the featured content pugin. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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Old 11 Jul 2009, 20:56
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The updates version has too many unfixed problems sadly, so we're stuck with this version. I've been getting hacked a lot lately, please can anyone look through this version and see any security issues?
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Old 25 Aug 2009, 13:31
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This mod seems to work better than 4.0.13 on WP 2.8.4 and vB 3.8.4

Installed.
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Old 06 Apr 2010, 22:35
caygri caygri is offline
 
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the bridge not fuction when I impost user= autori
is there a mood for write the user on blog?
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Old 21 Jan 2011, 16:48
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I have not supported this modification for several reasons:
  • I didn't need it anymore. Plain and simple.
  • I am a busy IT contractor who has a FULL schedule and just do not have time to donate to this project. (nor do I have time to support it for YOU even for $$)
  • VB 4.x is a disappointment on a major scale for me. I refuse to support it. I noticed 99% of the questions here lately are about that. No it does not work with 4.x, and if it does work with it, it was not my intention. I am so pissed off at IB about what in my opinion is an outright concerted effort to destroy vBulletin that I could care less if it works with it or not. Maybe they will fix it someday, but I can only hold my breath for so long
This all being said, one of my clients is now in need of this to work with 3.8 and has sponsored me start over on it. He has agreed to allow me to release this work to the public, however not here. For now, the only support I will be offering on this is at my website:

http://www.lampwrights.com/showthread.php?t=41

Please make sure you READ the statement first because the new product is a little different but still as always: free.
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Old 21 Jan 2011, 21:12
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Originally Posted by Jafo232 View Post
I have not supported this modification for several reasons:
  • I didn't need it anymore. Plain and simple.
  • I am a busy IT contractor who has a FULL schedule and just do not have time to donate to this project. (nor do I have time to support it for YOU even for $$)
  • VB 4.x is a disappointment on a major scale for me. I refuse to support it. I noticed 99% of the questions here lately are about that. No it does not work with 4.x, and if it does work with it, it was not my intention. I am so pissed off at IB about what in my opinion is an outright concerted effort to destroy vBulletin that I could care less if it works with it or not. Maybe they will fix it someday, but I can only hold my breath for so long
This all being said, one of my clients is now in need of this to work with 3.8 and has sponsored me start over on it. He has agreed to allow me to release this work to the public, however not here. For now, the only support I will be offering on this is at my website:

http://www.lampwrights.com/showthread.php?t=41

Please make sure you READ the statement first because the new product is a little different but still as always: free.
Kind sir,

If I ever run into you IRL, it would be the highest priority that I shake your hand, buy you and your colleagues a round of beer, offer you a wide selection of high class hookers, cigars, and beaver pelt.

Cheers to you and all your future endeavors, may the clouds of tomorrow shine bright with silver linings!

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Old 26 Jan 2011, 03:06
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It would be nice to see features like this support the most recent version of a product rather than sticking with prior versions. The post I saw that the developer did not intend to support 4.x is rather disappointing. That is like developing for IE6. Hopefully, someone else picks up on this and does what those of use using the newer versions of vBulletin needs.
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Old 26 Jan 2011, 11:16
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Originally Posted by dmm2020 View Post
It would be nice to see features like this support the most recent version of a product rather than sticking with prior versions. The post I saw that the developer did not intend to support 4.x is rather disappointing. That is like developing for IE6. Hopefully, someone else picks up on this and does what those of use using the newer versions of vBulletin needs.
For what purpose? VB 4 has their own CMS.. Oh yeah, I forgot, it sucks like the rest of the product.
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Old 05 Mar 2011, 00:19
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I would pay to have this upgraded to work with VB 3.8.X and WP 3.1
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Old 04 Apr 2011, 14:48
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Question,

What happens to the users that i already have in Wordpress?

They can't login?
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Old 04 Apr 2011, 15:01
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I do not offer support here, only at http://www.lampwrights.com.
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Old 09 May 2011, 17:13
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Originally Posted by Jafo232 View Post
For what purpose? VB 4 has their own CMS.. Oh yeah, I forgot, it sucks like the rest of the product.
You don't have to use vb's CMS. I turned mine off and use vbadvanced for the time being. However I would like to to see this Mod get supported for 4.X.X since some people are using it.

-----Edited------

Never mind. this mod does work with vbulletin 4.

Last edited by Lostboyfan; 10 May 2011 at 00:19.
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Old 29 Jun 2011, 15:07
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Originally Posted by Lostboyfan View Post
Never mind. this mod does work with vbulletin 4.
How well does this work for vb4? Anyone care to share a link to a site where this is set up?
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Old 03 Jul 2011, 00:25
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Originally Posted by ChromeDome View Post
How well does this work for vb4? Anyone care to share a link to a site where this is set up?
I believe he meant "doesn't" work...
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Old 03 Jul 2011, 00:37
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Did you read the posts in this thread?

Easy live is easy living! Letīs do the other my work! Sorry, but reading threads complete is healthy and effective!

Originally Posted by ChromeDome View Post
How well does this work for vb4? Anyone care to share a link to a site where this is set up?
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