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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
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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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  #121  
Old 30 Jan 2007, 01:47
RonanHayes RonanHayes is offline
 
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NVM, my cookie question :P

managed to fix it.

I was wondering would it be possible to limit the forums that the blogs are posted in? For example I have some admin forums, and I do not want the super mods creating blogs to go in them.

Last edited by RonanHayes; 30 Jan 2007 at 01:56.
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Old 30 Jan 2007, 02:40
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Originally Posted by RonanHayes View Post
NVM, my cookie question :P

managed to fix it.

I was wondering would it be possible to limit the forums that the blogs are posted in? For example I have some admin forums, and I do not want the super mods creating blogs to go in them.
Not built in, no.
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Old 30 Jan 2007, 21:10
malenfant malenfant is offline
 
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Perfect, it was just the Database-Prefix that stopped the bridge from working.
Thank you Jafo!

One more question:
I want to get more users into my vbulletin-board. So it would be very useful if they get automatically from my blogarticle (by the #respond button) to the vbulletin thread that made bye the bridge! Is there any way to do that?

TY Marc
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Old 30 Jan 2007, 21:17
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by malenfant View Post
Perfect, it was just the Database-Prefix that stopped the bridge from working.
Thank you Jafo!

One more question:
I want to get more users into my vbulletin-board. So it would be very useful if they get automatically from my blogarticle (by the #respond button) to the vbulletin thread that made bye the bridge! Is there any way to do that?

TY Marc
Not sure if you have, but the readme speaks a bit on how to do this:

IF YOU WANT TO USE VB For comments:

You need to edit your template files wherever comments are included. Usually these are in index.php, single.php, page.php. You will need to find the comment code. Usually this appears as:

<?php wp_link_pages(); ?>
<!-- <?php comments_popup_link(__('0 Comments'), __('1 Comments'), __('% Comments')); ?>

You can replace that code with this:

<?php
#### Vbridge Replacement code for comments
$vbridge = Comment_Handler($post->ID);
if ($vbridge[id] > 0) {
?>

<a href=<?php echo get_option('vbb_VBURL') ?>/showthread.php?t=<?php echo $vbridge[id] ?>>(<?php echo intval($vbridge[count]) ?>) comments.</a> <a href=<?php echo get_option('vbb_VBURL') ?>/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&t=<?php echo $vbridge[id] ?>>Add your comment here.</a>


<?php
}
##End Vbridge Replacement

Note, if you deactivate the vbridge plugin, you must remove this code.
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Old 30 Jan 2007, 22:50
malenfant malenfant is offline
 
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Thatīs it . Sry for reading your readme so bad .
Thats the best plugin i installed in my hole life.

Thanks for your work and support Jafo!
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Old 31 Jan 2007, 02:20
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by malenfant View Post
Thatīs it . Sry for reading your readme so bad .
Thats the best plugin i installed in my hole life.

Thanks for your work and support Jafo!
Thanks, feel free to rate this plugin and/or nominate for mod of the month (see top of thread, on the right).
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Old 31 Jan 2007, 17:37
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I just installed wp 2.1 and I installed vbbridge too without any other plugin activated. The result was when writing a post and press publish, it downloads post-new.php

Is there anybody that has or had the same problem?
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Old 31 Jan 2007, 18:32
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I have not seen any other complaints of this. I guess my first question would be, do the posts publish to both VB and WP?

Second, have you ruled out any plugin in VB that may be causing this?
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Old 01 Feb 2007, 17:52
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Please tell me how can I disable the "Select Forum To Post To" feature? Thanks
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Old 01 Feb 2007, 18:05
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will this work with multi user version?
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 02:09
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Please tell me how can I disable the "Select Forum To Post To" feature? Thanks
There is no option to take it out other than checking the box to not post to the forum.
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 02:10
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Originally Posted by akulion View Post
will this work with multi user version?
I have no idea, I have never used the MU version.
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 11:04
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oh then it probably wont...

WPMU is the multi version of word press where all the users can create their own individual blogs using their own settings themes etc

http://mu.wordpress.org/
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 18:33
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Just a note, I posted up a copy of the 2.05 BETA. It should be stable but PLEASE read the readme before you install!!!

See the starting thread for more information on what is in the new version.
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Old 03 Feb 2007, 15:56
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I upgraded to the BETA and now when I visit the vBBridge Options page it only shows:

Cannot load 0.
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