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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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  #196  
Old 31 May 2007, 08:04
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does this update also include the urls fixes ;3
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Old 31 May 2007, 12:26
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No, sorry.
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Old 31 May 2007, 12:57
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ya its a big issue for alot of forum users and what not it save alot of time editing stuff manually
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Old 31 May 2007, 13:14
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It's something I do intend to address. It is near to the bottom of the list of things to do though.
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Old 31 May 2007, 15:44
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I found my first bug In login.php, line 4, you still have the ./forum instead of our custom thingo
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Old 31 May 2007, 16:27
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That will be easy to fix. I'll address it next version.
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Old 31 May 2007, 17:17
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I already fixed it :P
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Old 31 May 2007, 19:11
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If I decide to install and run this now, how easy is it to upgrade to future versions? Will it require any "reworking" on my part?
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Old 31 May 2007, 19:21
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Once this goes gold upgrades will be uploading the code and installing the vbulletin product-jos.xml -- the joomla installer should never need to be ran more than once.

During beta though I will make no promises about how easy or difficult an upgrade path is.

That said, I am hoping to see a final now within a couple weeks. We're getting very close to done.
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Old 31 May 2007, 19:28
Mikhailtech Mikhailtech is offline
 
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This couldn't have come at a better time. I've been dying (slowly for several years) for a CMS that integrates with VB and has its own article system.

I've never used Joomla before though, so let me get this straight: all of the site content is stored in one database (the Joomla db) and all of the forum content in another (the VB db), right?

What about news? Is that stored in the Joomla db or does it pull threads from a specific forum (a la VBA style)?

From what I understand this is basically Joomla but using VB users and VB skins?

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Old 31 May 2007, 19:52
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Joomla's tables are in the same database. It's content is its own in the initial release. I will be writing a component that will be able to transfer content between vbulletin and Joomla - I'm not sure whether I'm going to make that component available for free or for a nominal charge though.
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Old 31 May 2007, 20:03
Mikhailtech Mikhailtech is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Michael Morris View Post
Joomla's tables are in the same database. It's content is its own in the initial release. I will be writing a component that will be able to transfer content between vbulletin and Joomla - I'm not sure whether I'm going to make that component available for free or for a nominal charge though.
Am I missing something or is that contradictory?

I guess what I'm asking is if there's a way to store all of the news/articles/comments/whatever posted in Joomla in the VB database - so I don't have to do multiple restores or worry about security issues.

And is this ^ what you'll be charging for?
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Old 31 May 2007, 20:13
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You're confusing databases with tables. A database is a collection of tables. When Joomla and vbulletin are installed together in one database they have a total of some 149 tables (88 or so for vbulletin, the rest are Joomla's).

Most content of vbulletin is stored on it's post table. Most content in Joomla is stored on its content table. Moving content between the two tables (Between being an 'article' and being a 'post') isn't going to be in the initial release. In most installations it won't be necessary.
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Old 31 May 2007, 20:18
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I see. Thank you for the explanation. My reason for asking was due to the search mechanics that (I assume) are different for both vb and joomla? Or will a search in either be able to search information found in all tables?

<- not a coder

Also, I realize this is a beta version, but I need to get my site back up and running stat (message board is already active). Would you recommend waiting until the gold release comes out or is it safe (from a database information storing perspective) to go ahead and install/run it now? As you can tell I'm pretty anxious to get started.

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Old 31 May 2007, 23:07
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an error message cannot find global.php file error
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