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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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  #31  
Old 26 Dec 2006, 18:30
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Harley D View Post
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.
As it states in the lead post in this thread, they BOTH MUST reside in the same database.

You need not be on the same domain IF, and only IF, you just want to use it as a comment bridge.
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 20:51
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Rss problem

This is at the end of my rss file:

</rss>
<br />
<b>Fatal error</b>: Call to a member function unlock_tables() on a non-object in <b>/home/mysite/public_html/forum/includes/functions.php</b> on line <b>4998</b><br />
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 21:45
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by abcdefgary View Post
Hmm, I'm having a hard time getting the comments to work, I don't mean sharing users, but this code right here in the readme file:



Do I need to turn the auto-integrate thing on after I insert this code? thanks.
Do not turn auto-integrate on until comments work!
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Old 27 Dec 2006, 00:24
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Originally Posted by abcdefgary View Post
no, no, no. I tested it and wrote a post, which automatically wrote that same post in my forums.

However, I want to now display how many comments there are for that thread and display the link to the thread. But I keep getting an error whenever I insert the code in the readme file in.
What error do you get?
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Old 27 Dec 2006, 01:09
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Originally Posted by Jafo232 View Post
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.
Hey Jafo,

Yep. both wordpress and vb are under the same domain, and share the same database. Posting comments from WP to VB works fine. The only problem is the user databases aren't shared, and the WP login link forwards to VB, despite VB not having the same user accounts as WP. Therefore, if "auto integrate" is turned on, there's no way to get into the WP Admin page anymore.

Any ideas on what may be causing hte conflict? Anything i should check?

Thanks!
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Old 27 Dec 2006, 05:31
axisoverdrive axisoverdrive is offline
 
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Originally Posted by abcdefgary View Post
<?php
}
##End Vbridge Replacement

Note, if you deactivate the vbridge plugin, you must remove this code.
?> <?php edit_post_link(__('Edit This')); ?>[/code]

and in the end, I get a Parse Error
Hey, abcefgary -- try removing the "Note, if you deactivate the vbridge plugin, you must remove this code." and see if you still get that same parse error.
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Old 28 Dec 2006, 02:14
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great work Jafo gonna test this now.
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Old 28 Dec 2006, 06:13
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Has anyone gotten the plugin to work perfectly yet? If so, could you post a link to your functioning site?

Thanks!
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Old 29 Dec 2006, 01:08
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Originally Posted by axisoverdrive View Post
Hey Jafo,

Yep. both wordpress and vb are under the same domain, and share the same database. Posting comments from WP to VB works fine. The only problem is the user databases aren't shared, and the WP login link forwards to VB, despite VB not having the same user accounts as WP. Therefore, if "auto integrate" is turned on, there's no way to get into the WP Admin page anymore.

Any ideas on what may be causing hte conflict? Anything i should check?

Thanks!
The users must login via Vbulletin. When those users then go to the wordpress page, they should be logged in under the same username as they have in VB.
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Old 29 Dec 2006, 01:09
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Originally Posted by abcdefgary View Post
thanks! that works perfectly.

I have two more questions, though, sorry.

1.) Is there any way to "grab" the comments from the thread in vBulletin and post them in the comments.php ?
2.) Is there a "most commented post" plugin I could display in the sidebar if I use vBridge?

Thanks.
#1 - No. You either use the comment code (That you replaced in your template file) or not. If you choose not to use it, then comments will be like they always were.

#2 - I have no idea.
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Old 31 Dec 2006, 04:17
Daria Daria is offline
 
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Hi,

I just installed this and am having the same problem as everyone else. The posting to forums works wonderful. However, I am not able to access the wp-admin panel. It just sends me back to vbulletin.

Even when I manually type in the address to /wp-admin or /wp-login.php, I'm redirected back to vbulletin. This also happens even after I've cleared all the cookies so it doesn't seem to be a cookie issue. I think something is not redirecting correctly.

Both WP and VB are installed on the same domain and database. If anyone knows what I may be doing wrong please let me know. Thanks
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Old 31 Dec 2006, 04:22
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Originally Posted by Daria View Post
Even when I manually type in the address to /wp-admin or /wp-login.php, I'm redirected back to vbulletin. This also happens even after I've cleared all the cookies so it doesn't seem to be a cookie issue. I think something is not redirecting correctly.

Both WP and VB are installed on the same domain and database. If anyone knows what I may be doing wrong please let me know. Thanks
When you say you cleared cookies, did you THEN login to Vbulletin before you went back to your wp-admin pages? Did you login with the "Remember Me" ticked?
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Old 31 Dec 2006, 04:25
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Hi Jafo,

Yes I did log into vbulletin afterwards, however, I do not believe I had the remember me checked. I'll try that and see if it works.

Edit: Okay, tried that and it still does not allow me access to the wp admin panel.

Last edited by Daria; 31 Dec 2006 at 04:29. Reason: update posting
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Old 31 Dec 2006, 04:41
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For those having issue, please let me know what version of VB and WP you are using.. And links would be nice (to your forum and WP).
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Old 31 Dec 2006, 04:45
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Originally Posted by Jafo232 View Post
For those having issue, please let me know what version of VB you are using.. And links would be nice (to your forum and WP).
I have the latest VB 3.6.4 and WP 2.0.5. My forums are located here and the wp installation is located here. I have not disabled the plugin yet so it is still running.
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