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vBulletin [2.2.8] and Post Nuke [.7.2.1] Integration
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vB Version: 2.2.x Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 80
Released: 04 Nov 2002 Last Update: Never Downloads: 15
Not Supported Is in Beta Stage  

This post will be updated from time to time with new info. So check this first post whenever you want to see if there are any changes to the code or docs.

11-9-02 12:15pm est
Made the hack files into zip format.
Added BANNING in PostNuke! (cookie based atm)
Added a lot of instructions.
Changed the link to PostWrap at the bottom of this post.
A couple bug fixes.

11-05-02 12:50pm est
Fixed a bug in the display avatar in PostNuke user profile screen.
I changed the rar download to reflect this.
You can find the fix in this post:

The above fix is in the zip file attached.

11-04-02 11:00pm est
Updated both the docs and the rar file.
It includes instructions on disabling the PN Admin ability to add or modify users. Only the vBulletin admin screen should be use to update or delete users.

Added a to-do to the list for making the hack work when adding new custom fields. As it is now you should not add any custom fields untill this is worked out. Although you can add custom user fields with some tweaking of the hack. It just needs to be automated somehow...haven't figured out how yet.

Also added a to-do to be sure moderators can modify or delete users where allowed.

Be sure you re-read through the whole thing in case something was overlooked!

11-04-02 4:30pm est
Added a link to my test site at the bottom
Just noticed that I haven't done anything with the PostNuke admin. Don't use the PostNuke admin to change or delete users until I fix this.


Before you install this hack I must say:

This hack was only tested and used on a new install of vBulletin!!!


Once vBulletin is installed you use a small set of scripts that pulls users from the PostNuke tables and inserts them into the vB tables. The only user in the vBulletin database MUST be the admin of vBulletin! If your database already has members then you will have to search out a script that will merge the PostNuke database into vBulletins database.

The insertion files are included in the rar file with the instructions.

Above all else you MUST verify that the user tables are identical in the userid and username columns between PostNuke and vBulletin! If not then the hack will NOT work and you'll get information for wrong users and the whole thing will get buggered up and may even destroy the viability of your current user database!!! So complete and error free mirroring between the two user databases is absolutely essential!

Kier's avatar to file hack MUST be used with this hack as I tried many hours to get the hack to work without it. If you know of a working way to get the avatar from vB to display in a non-vB script I would appreciate the heads up (yes I rummaged through the hacks here at but none of them worked for me)

If you don't follow the above warnings then TUFF! You've been warned :smoke:

This hack was written using ver2.2.8 of vBulletin and ver .7.2.1 of PostNuke.

The hack is nearly 100% integration. That is to say that PostNuke will use the resources of vBulletin nearly 100% pertaining to the user system. If you find areas where there needs to be better integration or areas I have overlooked please let me know so I can correct it!

This hack shares the user names and ids, avatars, signatures and all other aspects of user information except permissions and groups(it does work with the PN groups though)....which I feel should be separate from each other anyway.

The only things I can think of that are not integrated is the private message system and the ability to add news to the front page from vBulletin and visa-versa. If you know of hacks that would do this would you please share it with me?

Some things this hack will do:

New users coming in from PostNuke who want to register will be redirected to vB to register.

Users who have used the vB registration form can log in to PN but not be allowed to do the same things as a fully registered user can do.

When users click their email link to finish registration they will then have registered status in PN.

The user profile screen in PN displays the same information used in vB.

When using Kier's avatar to file hack the user profile screen in PN will display the same avatar as the user has for vb. (again.....if you know how to get the avatar from vB I would appreciate the heads up!)

When a user needs to have a password emailed to them they will be redirected to the vB send password screen.

This is a very involved hack using 7 different files. I will try to give some support to this....But since I've had vBulletin for only a week (or so) I don't know how well I'll be able to. Yeah...sounds scary to hear but believe me the hack works

Thanks to all who would like to test this hack!

As you'll see I need a bit of work in the docs. If you could help with that I would appreciate it!

Some to-do things....

Make the hack more PostNuke API friendly.

Change areas to make it so it will automatically detect the table prefix for PostNuke.

Create a new field where one can poke info in for each domain in a multi-site setup then have the hack peek this field.

Integrate the news system of PostNuke into vBulletin so when news is posted it will be posted to a particular forum.

Make the docs easier to follow.

Clean it all up using appropriate arrays where needed in loops etc.

Add the ability for the hack to add custom fields from vB. As it is now you should NOT add any custom fields!

But, of course, only if there's enough interest in the hack for me to do this....

To see this hack in action visit the test site...this is ONLY a test site and is not open to the public. Only those interested in testing the hack may use it.

vBulletin and PostNuke integrated .... go ahead and create an account...mess with it...whatever...The test site will only be available until I am confident it is bug free then will be moved to another site and be live.

Also the test site is using a module called "PostWrap". It incorporates vBulletin logins into the main page and is not part of the hack above. You can find PostWrap at PostWrap 2.01 at

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Old 20 Jul 2003, 02:14
slinky slinky is offline
Join Date: Dec 2001
Yesterday at 10:58 PM bharvey42 said this in Post #90
zip 6,728 downloads... tar.gz. 4,803 downloads

For those of you counting at home thats 11,531 downloads. much more then your 50 or so. I already have PN integration that works with vB but thanks
Well, you're the one that said 50.

Thankfully Xaraya is a complete rewrite of the old nuke code and is inherently search engine friendly. BTW, in terms of ever using Postnuke, users should read the FAQ very, very carefully.

Good luck to you and enjoy it as we enjoy Xaraya.
Old 11 Oct 2004, 03:12
huskerman007 huskerman007 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2004
Does this work with vbulliten 3
Old 11 Oct 2004, 19:24
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ManagerJosh ManagerJosh is offline
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Originally Posted by huskerman007
Does this work with vbulliten 3
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Old 11 Oct 2004, 21:21
slinky slinky is offline
Join Date: Dec 2001
Originally Posted by ManagerJosh
On this topic I have come to one conclusion. The Nuke stuff is horrible. Once you leave you are shocked that you stayed with it for so long. I can recommend plenty of other content management systems that are far superior and then just add in components as you go along. You'd be surprised how useless most of the "modules" really are.

I do know that Miraserver is VB3 compatible and one of my sites plays incredibly well with it. There are several other good packages out there but I am so glad that I have stayed away from anything with "nuke" in its title.
Old 14 Dec 2006, 20:11
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Holidazed Holidazed is offline
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Is there any hope of getting this to work with vbb3.6xx and PostNuke .764?
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