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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: (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

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!

1. Installation:
2. Connecting:
3. Posting and Notifications:
Demo board:
vBulletin 3.8:
vBulletin 4:
Authentication Username: demo. Password: demo.

*** 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

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!

*. 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 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 (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!

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

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

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]

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Old 10 Oct 2010, 19:00
Hex_legend Hex_legend is offline
Join Date: May 2007
Bit of a strange error when I try to send a notification

Found 6 Connected Users. Ready to send notifications...
FYI: We got 1 pack(s) to send. Each pack contain maximum 40 user
Sending pack #0 (6 user(s)): 690628407, 528572223, 614667654, 1006181213, 1114565987, 691890407 - FAILED
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Old 10 Oct 2010, 21:02
CDRlab CDRlab is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Great mod, thx!

I have found one bug I have sent to @google/issues, but maybe somebody had found it and solved faster?

If the user has a polish chart in the FB username, than after creating an account at my forum, national fonts are not displayed correctly as show in the attached file. Thx in advance for any hints.
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Old 13 Oct 2010, 12:21
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dianna dianna is offline
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Has this been tested on 4.0.7?
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Old 18 Oct 2010, 10:12
Wakey Wakey is offline
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Originally Posted by Hex_legend View Post
Bit of a strange error when I try to send a notification

Found 6 Connected Users. Ready to send notifications...
FYI: We got 1 pack(s) to send. Each pack contain maximum 40 user
Sending pack #0 (6 user(s)): 690628407, 528572223, 614667654, 1006181213, 1114565987, 691890407 - FAILED

Notifications were depreciated by Facebook a while back now hence this feature will no longer work
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Old 01 Nov 2010, 21:31
paulnicholson paulnicholson is offline
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Real name: Paul Nicholson
Does this work in Vb 4.0.8?
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Old 01 Nov 2010, 21:32
paulnicholson paulnicholson is offline
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Real name: Paul Nicholson
Where's the facebook page widget?
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Old 11 Nov 2010, 20:29
way2xtreme way2xtreme is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Hi, thanks for this great MOD. It is working for me except for a very small glitch:

In the "you have logged in" message, there is a period ( dot ) in front of each sentence. How do I correct it? Please take a look of the screenshot

I did a search here but couldn't find anything. Am I the only one having this problem?


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Old 20 Nov 2010, 16:30
speedracer68 speedracer68 is offline
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Am I missing something? Isn't there a built in bridge in VB4?
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Old 20 Nov 2010, 17:44
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mmacrypt mmacrypt is offline
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Originally Posted by speedracer68 View Post
Am I missing something? Isn't there a built in bridge in VB4?
Yeah but I believe it just came out in 4.0.8 but I could be wrong.
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Old 20 Nov 2010, 18:53
speedracer68 speedracer68 is offline
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I read it's from 4.0.4

I am having trouble getting it to connect so I thought I needed this. I guess not. Back to work I go.
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Old 20 Nov 2010, 19:30
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mmacrypt mmacrypt is offline
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yeah, I haven't gotten the built in Facebook to work either yet but I think it's template issues, I just need to dig in to it also.
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Old 21 Nov 2010, 17:10
solidlink solidlink is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
I got this error - Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE, expecting ';' in /home/whysg/domains/ on line 5

Dont mean to sound peeved, but -

The first post I got to on this thread told me to look a few replies before it, I SCROLLED back for 3 pages and cant find the real solution cept that I know it has conflicts with some other plugins... can someone please guide me how to fix this? would appreciate, thanks

And Im using 3.8 but I dont have this RunBox thing that you guys mentioned to disable in my plugin manager..

EDIT: Fixed, Look under Plugin Manager and not Manage Products............. damn

Last edited by solidlink; 21 Nov 2010 at 17:24.
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Old 22 Nov 2010, 02:18
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zombietom zombietom is offline
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Real name: Tom
running version 2.2.5 of it safe to upgrade from 2.2.5 to 3.3.2 or do i need to find/install the older upgrades first?

UPDATE - I upgraded and everything seems do i disable the Log viewer ? it's too big

UPDATE 2 - Ok i found that out ..but a new there supposed to be a "like" button with this...if so i'm not seeing it
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Last edited by zombietom; 22 Nov 2010 at 03:34.
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Old 22 Nov 2010, 22:23
hazyeyes hazyeyes is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Real name: Dave
Originally Posted by WhatChaMissin View Post
can't get this to work. when I go to usercp, Options;


The facebook button only shows up on default style and some custom styles.

How can I fix this issue?

I found this to be abit of Javascript code of VB's within the footer. I was going to give up trying to find it and remake my custom (Butchered skin)

Ok so I've installed this and had a few problems, some which I've resolved and others not I've been unsuccessful with.

I'm a 3.7.2 user if this helps.

One is when I click on my forum MAIN titles, it seems to take me to a 404 Blank page error, I know this plugin caused this due to turning it off to test.

Also I get these errors at the very top when I go into any of the posts made on the forum.. Its rather weird as it doesn't show these errors on the forum home or login page. Could this be a wrong line of code with the postbit and legacy?

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Now, after reading all 73 pages that may I add took me two hours, I seem to think this has something to do with open_basedir can someone confirm this for me please?

Also one last thing, a dude posted some code to add to the header/Nav for facebook connect, I added the below code but it doesn't do anything... is there a specific link to be added where the ./facebook.php that pops up the facebook sign in box? Because its doing nothing when I click it, just sits there.

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I would like to get these few things sorted as its a very good mod to have, unfortunately I'd have to remove it if my forum isn't kept clean of these errors plastered within the header.

Thanks for any help.

Last edited by hazyeyes; 23 Nov 2010 at 01:02.
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Old 28 Nov 2010, 14:26
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viper357 viper357 is offline
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Seems to be working 100% on 3.8.5, thank you.

Does anybody know how to stop it from logging a person out of facebook when they logout of the forum?
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