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YAFB - Yay! Another Facebook Bridge
Mod Version: 3.3.2, by mrpaint (Coder) mrpaint is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (49 votes - 4.53 average) Installs: 462
Released: 07 Jan 2010 Last Update: 30 Sep 2011 Downloads: 3643
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Re-usable Code Translations  

This is not just a "port" for vBulletin 4 of this modification, this is the next version of the modification which support both vBulletin 4 and vBulletin 3 family

IMPORTANT: FILE ISSUES HERE: http://code.google.com/p/vbulletinfacebook/issues/list (require a Google Account)

Yay! Another Facebook Bridge 3.3.2
Tested to work with vBulletin 3.7.x and 3.8.x (3.6.x requires some manual edit, contact me for detail instruction)
Tested to work with vBulletin 4.0 (use different .xml import file)
Please note: this product requires PHP5. If you get weird error messages, please check if you PHP version is still 4 (which is very old and you should change to PHP5 as soon as possible). Also, MySQL 5 is strongly recommended

[WHAT IS IT?]
There are many vBulletin - Facebook bridge out there but installing is always the problem for most of forum owner. So I decided to build this product from scratch and provide you the ability to install this Facebook Bridge into your forum in 10 minutes. The detail install instruction can be found below (under the Feature section). A few technical notes: This product uses Facebook Connect to maintance connection between vBulletin forums and complicated (and awesome) Facebook servers. All most everything is automatically done by the script, even the Administrators don't need to do any manual editing (yeah, I'm talking about manual templates editing, you WON'T need to edit templates each time you implement a new style). Once again, most of everything is options which can be enabled/disabled via AdminCP or UserCP interface. All possible type of caching is use to improve performance and reduce heavy PHP load on server side or javascript load on client side. Well, it's quite a long paragraph for introducing. Let's make it work!

[SEE IT IN ACTION]
Screencast:
1. Installation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ComjeipReE4
2. Connecting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7m85O_iX70
3. Posting and Notifications: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBwwiffLvJ8
Demo board:
vBulletin 3.8: http://daohoangson.com/vb38
vBulletin 4: http://daohoangson.com/vb40
Authentication Username: demo. Password: demo.

[MAIN FEATURE]
*** Damn easy to install!
1. Loaded with long list of actions/notifications: posting thread, posting reply, rating thread, sending pm, sending visitor message, uploading image (avatar/profile picture), uploading pictures, comment on pictures. This list are designed to be expandable easily later by me or other people who loves to develope this product (well, if you do, contact me right now!)
2. Ability to quick register with Facebook credential but Administrator can disable this function via AdminCP. Facebook proxied email addresses are handled completely and vBulletin can send email without any problems (of course, the member must grant the Email extend permission). There is a setting in AdminCP to disallow Facebook proxied email addresses also for boards that need email explicitly
3. Ability to auto login with Facebook session (Administrator can turn this on or off in AdminCP and members can enable or disable this feature on their accounts either)
4. Other abilities: Display a profile block on vBulletin member page. Display a wall tab/box on Facebook profile page. Synchronize avatar from Facebook.
5. [AdminCP] Administrator can "edit" template bundle easily. Actually the old template will be deactivated, the new template will be registered and then all action associated with the old template with be updated with the new template bundle id. Oops, why you need to care about all of it? I did it for you already! Just go the the editing page and click Edit. Yay! All done
6. [AdminCP] Staffs can manage connected users and see basic information about them (including granted permissions)
7. [AdminCP] Administrator can decide to: migrate connected users from other products to YAFB, restrict private forums from being posted to Facebook, view detail log of YAFB in action, send notifications to connected users
*. [Experimental] I have added a fun feature that generate the Fans List, the photo will be posted to new thread with friend tagged (if available). The main purpose of this bonus feature is to demostrate the ability of the bridge. If you have an idea, contact me and I will implement it if I can
*. [Experimental] Friend Inviting functionality is added. Access from UserCP > Facebook Bridge > Invite Friends

[CHANGE LOG]
Version 3.3.2 (released on Jun 10, 2010): Register On-the-fly issue with vBulletin 3.8.4 fixed
Version 3.3.1 (released on Jun 08, 2010): Bug fixes and Migration for vBulletin 4.0.3

Version 3.3 (released on Apr 06, 2010): Auto login related features added. User experience reached a new higher level!

[NEW INSTALLATION]
*. Upload all files/folders in folder "upload" into your forum root (Please upload before importing product)
1. Import Product:
1.1. Go to AdminCP
1.2. Plugins & Products ~> Manage Products ~> Add/Import Product:
1.2.1. Browse to the .xml file (use product-yafb.xml for vBulletin 3 and product-yafb_vb4.xml for vBulletin 4)
1.2.2. Click Import

2. Fill the settings:
2.1. Go to AdminCP
2.2. vBulletin Options ~> vBulletin Options ~> Yay! Another Facebook Bridge
2.2. Create a Facebook Application if you haven't had one for your forum. Refer to the Creating Facebook Application below if you don't know how to do it
2.3. Fill the API key and Secret into the approriate fields. You can leave the Template fields untouch (the will be filled automatically). If you want to use the Account Reclamation feature, please place http://domain.com/forums/register.php?do=fbb_reclaim into Account Reclamation URL field. With other fields, it's your decision to made
2.4. Click Save and you are done!

2.* Creating Facebook Application:
2.*.1. Go to Facebook Developer > Create Application page http://www.facebook.com/developers/createapp.php (login if you didn't)
2.*.2. Enter the Application Name. Suggestion: Put your forum name here. Don't forget to tick the Agree radiobox and then click Save Changes
2.*.3. Now you can get your API Key and Secret (that are needed in step 2.3)
2.*.4. And go to the Connect tab, fill your forum url into Connect URL, fill your domain into Base Domain.
2.*.5. You are done with required information. But you can go through other tab and enter more detail about your forum, your application. I suggest putting a nice icon, banner into it. Happy customizing!

[UPGRADING]
Just upload overwrite files/folders then reimport the xml file. Do not forget to check "Yes" under "Allow Overwrite" to upgrade

[CONFLICT]
Since this product interfere with the registration procedure, I have found some other plugins/products that conficts with this product. Below is the full list of known confict and action taken to resolve the issue
No Spam (Human Verification): Temporary disabled during Facebook registration
vMail (Email Verification): Temporary disabled during Facebook registration

[OTHER PLUGINS/PRODUCTS]
I have developed an easy to use options/permissions system that allow other plugins/products to add it's actions into this bridge and let the forum members experience a whole new era of connections. I did a small demostration with my kBank System (which is a money system with award/thank functionality and a useful hiding feature) and it runs pretty well. If you are interested in testing kBank in action with YAFB, contact me. If you are a developer who wants to integrate your plugins/products with this Bridge, contact me either! You are all welcome
*Also available: Publishing Blog (vBBlog) to Facebook [New! Updated on Jan 10th, 2010]


[KNOWN ISSUES]
FILE HERE: http://code.google.com/p/vbulletinfacebook/issues/list (require a Google Account)

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  #1141  
Old 05 Dec 2012, 15:00
Jo_RHU Jo_RHU is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Originally Posted by 420 View Post
Will this add-on automatically post threads from a specific forum, to our Facebook page, like an RSS feed?
You don't need a mod to do that, if the forum is open to the public it should have it's own RSS feed, so you can use a service like dlvr.it to have the feed post to FB.

Hope that helps

(That's what I do anyway, using vB v.3.8.6)
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  #1142  
Old 08 Jan 2013, 02:59
Hellmaster Hellmaster is offline
 
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I got this on Connect to facebook click:
Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in: .....
Same on any of the following AdminCP options:
  • Migration Tool
  • Connected Users Manager
  • Log Viewer
  • Send Notification
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Old 20 Mar 2013, 03:41
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Can anyone explain to me the difference between this and the current 4.0 version?
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  #1144  
Old 11 Apr 2013, 07:31
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gsmlover4u gsmlover4u is offline
 
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not working on vb4.2.0 pl3

Sorry, we can NOT proceed your request
It looks like there are some problem in communication to/from Facebook. Please contact Administrators for more detail...
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  #1145  
Old 27 Apr 2013, 14:38
freedom2support freedom2support is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Couple of issues having with this script, cheers in advance if you guys can help.

When I press "Connect with Facebook" I get a screen saying:
"Please establish the connection to Facebook before continue" with a login button

I then click log in and get taken to a new screen which says:
"Hi <username>
Hope you enjoy your stay at <sitenmae> Forums
Register Now!
It would take you... 1 minute!"

I then go back to the first screen when pressing register:
"Please establish the connection to Facebook before continue" with a login button

Then I get this:
Thank you, <username>
Connection to Facebook has been established...
Please choose an username for your <sitename> Forums Account

In order to be able to post messages on the <sitename> Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

But when I press submit, I get a dialog box coming up saying:
Please establish the connection to Facebook before continue

Any help? It's like the connection between the two is dropping?

Last edited by freedom2support; 27 Apr 2013 at 14:59.
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  #1146  
Old 28 Apr 2013, 11:30
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nice mod not installed
i am using Facebook Connect (original) by VBulletin and working fine without problems.
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  #1147  
Old 29 Apr 2013, 14:31
goarack goarack is offline
 
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i used this on an older version of vbulletin it worked great too bad the platform that comes with vb doesn't have all the features this has. if this were updated to work with vb 4.2.1 i would totally use it instead
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Old 11 May 2013, 23:02
Spangle Spangle is offline
 
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Originally Posted by goarack View Post
i used this on an older version of vbulletin it worked great too bad the platform that comes with vb doesn't have all the features this has. if this were updated to work with vb 4.2.1 i would totally use it instead
Thanks for the heads up, it's not been posting to my page since I upgraded to 4.2.1
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  #1149  
Old 01 Jul 2013, 13:32
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karabaja3 karabaja3 is offline
 
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I have the exact same problem with: 'Please establish the connection to Facebook before continue.'

http://code.google.com/p/vbulletinfa...s/detail?id=15
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Old 23 Sep 2014, 10:09
m7sen m7sen is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
any support for vb3.8.8 ?

must support register from twitter and google and instgram and keek also Facebook
and can post from Facebook and twitter and google
and can share and likes the post with twitter and google and Facebook
and Put follow icons in navbar to forum accounts in twitter and google and Facebook


we are in 2014 !!!
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  #1151  
Old 01 Mar 2015, 20:13
XGC Viper XI XGC Viper XI is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Has this product taken into consideration the complete interface change that Facebook has done here the past few months? Since, vB4 now no longer has a Facebook integration that was built in. This could be come extremely valuable to those that was using the Facebook integration that was default to vB4.
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Old 01 Mar 2015, 20:22
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Originally Posted by XGC Viper XI View Post
Has this product taken into consideration the complete interface change that Facebook has done here the past few months? Since, vB4 now no longer has a Facebook integration that was built in. This could be come extremely valuable to those that was using the Facebook integration that was default to vB4.
Are you saying the FB integration in vb no longer works? I haven't tried it yet. I just installed 4.2.3 and I don't want to upgrade to vb5 until they make the plugin system better.

Anyways, I see this mod isn't supported and FB changes their structures all the time. So I don't know that this mod is a good fit.
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  #1153  
Old 12 Apr 2015, 09:52
gregorym gregorym is offline
 
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Apparently this isn't working anymore, is there a any mod that actually works?
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Old 12 Apr 2015, 11:58
K4GAP K4GAP is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mykkal View Post
Are you saying the FB integration in vb no longer works? I haven't tried it yet. I just installed 4.2.3 and I don't want to upgrade to vb5 until they make the plugin system better.

Anyways, I see this mod isn't supported and FB changes their structures all the time. So I don't know that this mod is a good fit.
Look at the date this was made .... and, is not supported.
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Old 08 Oct 2015, 11:40
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long time no update
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