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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 08 Aug 2010, 22:16
Ranger187 Ranger187 is offline
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Originally Posted by doubleclick View Post
Seems like you've provided two reasons that people would need this.
  1. Anyone not using vb4
  2. Anyone wanting the additional features that this mod has that v4 doesnt. Forum / vBulletin Modifications / vBulletin 4.0 Modifications / vBulletin 4.0 Add-ons / YAFB - Yay! Another Facebook Bridge

Notice the area it's in.

Just sayin...

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Old 09 Aug 2010, 00:16
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Nice mod Installed but got error
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class Facebook in /home/ma*******/public_html/includes/facebook/facebook.php on line 80

help me to fix this thanks

Last edited by nomoreturn; 09 Aug 2010 at 00:31.
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Old 09 Aug 2010, 07:15
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mrpaint mrpaint is offline
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Nice mod Installed but got error
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class Facebook in /home/ma*******/public_html/includes/facebook/facebook.php on line 80

help me to fix this thanks
Disable vBulletin's Facebook before using this one please
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Old 10 Aug 2010, 22:41
jakobility jakobility is offline
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Would it be possible to implement the "like" button at every thread (first post)?
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Old 11 Aug 2010, 16:20
PhilH PhilH is offline
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Thanks for the nice mod!

One problem....

My vB posts as admin are posted to my FB developer profile wall and not the specific wall of the managed page for the forum. Am I missing something?
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 07:10
Wonksta Wonksta is offline
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Is this working for anyone at the moment?
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 10:45
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Originally Posted by SighK View Post
Is this working for anyone at the moment?
Working as intended for me
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 21:46
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mykkal mykkal is offline
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Originally Posted by mrpaint View Post
Disable vBulletin's Facebook before using this one please
Hey I could really use some help with my questions about the facebook connect plugin and YAFB.

I want to switch from facbeook connect to YAFB. are they compatible. I have users with strictly facebook connect accounts.
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 22:35
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YAFB uses Connect as the architecture to communicate with Facebook.

It has not yet been updated to OpenGraph.
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Old 15 Aug 2010, 15:50
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Paul M Paul M is offline
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Thread cleaned up.

Any more flaming between members will attract more infractions.
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Please do not PM me about custom work - I no longer undertake any.
Note: I will not answer support questions via e-mail or PM - please use the relevant thread or forum.
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Old 15 Aug 2010, 20:59
Hammertime Hammertime is offline
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I just installed this but have a problem with displaying the Connect image and the Share image in posts.

I started reading through this thread for a fix but could only manage to page 22 before my eyes started hurting.

Here is my problem.


Anyone know how to fix?

Also how to move the Connect button to the left of the login box.
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Old 16 Aug 2010, 22:13
Hammertime Hammertime is offline
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Originally Posted by BBR-APBT View Post
Read the thread about why the button is not showing there is several post on this problem.
You have a custom skin and apparently removed a hook that is needed.
On a side note the button does not show for logged in users.
That's all very well but how do we know what hook to re-insert into an edited template?
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Old 18 Aug 2010, 01:19
EquinoxWorld EquinoxWorld is offline
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Not working for me. vb4.0.5 here. Nothing shows up. I disabled the default fb bridge that comes with vb4 and enabled this product and we get nothing anywhere. Any ideas?
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Old 21 Aug 2010, 02:01
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Are you logged in to your site? Log out and you will see the facebook connect button.

you can find the facebook bridge options under settings--->facebook bridge in your usercp
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Old 21 Aug 2010, 07:45
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Most of this seems to work fine, except there is no tab on my facebook profile even with that option selected, and I do not know if this is a part of your mod or vbulletin mod, but at the bottom of my forum manager I have a place to enter facebook page # and owner #, I did both of these and it is not working.

Any assistance would be appreciated
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