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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:

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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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 22 Dec 2006, 03:39
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Will this work on VB 3.5.3 ?
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 05:29
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
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Originally Posted by lexx27 View Post
No it doesnt get posted.

I have these plugins installed (the green are activated):
Hmm, not sure. I haven't had any other reports of this. My assumption is, it is conflicting with another plugin.
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 05:30
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
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Originally Posted by bada_bing View Post
Will this work on VB 3.5.3 ?
I would think so. I havent tested on .3, but I do not see why it wouldn't.
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 09:24
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/me clicks install
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 11:41
010081 010081 is offline
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thankx just installed let lee how it works.
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Old 22 Dec 2006, 13:13
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Thanks for the help. I will make some tests and report the conflict.
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Old 24 Dec 2006, 11:30
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installed. but how is it different from this hack?
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Old 24 Dec 2006, 23:09
axisoverdrive axisoverdrive is offline
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This is a fantastic plugin! Thanks for all the great work, Jafo232. I've been waiting for a plugin like this for months, and i even tried to get one developed myself (never got done).

I installed your plugin, and i can create posts/ make comments perfectly fine. one thing i'm having trouble with is that if I login via vBulletin, Wordpress does not currently show that i'm logged in with that vbulletin account. Wordpress still gives me the "click here to login" link, which forwards me back to the forum. Sounds like a cookie issue, but i'm not certain. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

PS. Also, i've noticed that the newly created user in vbulletin does not show up in the user list for wordpress, and vice versa. Using vb 3.6.2 and wordpress 2.0.5
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Old 25 Dec 2006, 09:28
Sulquendi Sulquendi is offline
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Pretty nice hack

Only problem for me right now : i have cleaned up my cookies and now i cannot access the admin panel of wordpress, the login button redirect me to vbulletin (i've already signed up on vbulletin !) and accessing admin panel directly with /wp-admin redirects me also on the boards -_-.

Any idea ?
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Old 25 Dec 2006, 16:46
klaush klaush is offline
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First of all "Merry XMAS" to all of you!

If you need this bridge for sharing the user-database of vb with wp, this hack is not useable. I donīt know if itīs a cookie-problem or something else!

We need the sharing of the user-database of vb with wp as priority in a short time.

So is anyone able to solve this?

Weīll pay up to 50 Euro if it works without any problems for 3.5.6 and wp 2.05.


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Old 26 Dec 2006, 04:31
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
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Originally Posted by bang View Post
installed. but how is it different from this hack?

This one works, and also shares user info.
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 04:33
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
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Originally Posted by klaush View Post
First of all "Merry XMAS" to all of you!

If you need this bridge for sharing the user-database of vb with wp, this hack is not useable. I donīt know if itīs a cookie-problem or something else!
This is not true, it does work. You must make sure you turn on the setting ""Turn Auto-Integrate" on. The WP and VB scripts MUST reside on the same domain name so they can share cookies.

If you made any edit to the standard cookie setup on Vbulletin, then perhaps you may experience issues, but otherwise you should be all set.
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 09:37
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As soon as I turn auto-integrate on my rss2 feed breaks, is anyone else having the same problem?
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 13:51
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Originally Posted by abcdefgary View Post
When you say that the WP and VB scripts must reside on the same domain name, what exactly does this mean? That both of these must be the same? So and

Yes, those are the same domains.
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 17:20
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I am using VB 3.5.4
WordPress 2.05
VB & WP are on 2 different domains, on the same server but different databases. I have hard codded the RELATIVE file directory to VB.
I'm getting errors, and just a note, I don't care if my users share logins from WP to VB. I just want my posts in WP to post to VB.
With that out of the way, here are the errors I get.
There errors show after when clicking on the WP Vbridge user settings.
1) WordPress database error: [Table 'wagnert_wrdp1.srtcalib_usergroup' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM srtcalib_usergroup

2) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/myblogdomain/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/vbbridge.php on line 199

And this error when posting:
1) Fatal error: Cannot redeclare is_valid_email() (previously declared in /home/myblogdomian/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/email/email.php:301) in /home/myforumdomain/public_html/forum/includes/functions.php on line 640

Is there a way remove the necessary portions of code to prevent these errors? and still have the WP posts, post in VB?

Thanks for the hack, been wanting this one for a long time.

Last edited by Harley D; 26 Dec 2006 at 17:28.
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