Integration with Vanilla

Before you begin


  1. Have you read carefully Before you begin above? All clear?
  2. Go to BlaB! WS Pro AdminCP » Integration and set:
    • Bulletin Board or CMS you want to integrate with: Vanilla
    • Session or other cookie set by your BB or CMS: Vanilla
    • Vanilla MySQL table prefix, probably: GDN_
    • Review the other variables and SAVE
  3. Open config.php with a text editor and set (an example is set at the bottom of the file):
    • CookieHashMethod - can be found in vanilla/conf/config-defaults.php probably md5 or sha1
    • CookieSalt - can be found in vanilla/conf/config.php
    • Save and reupload the file
  4. Go to BlaB! WS Pro AdminCP » Groups and click on Delete and link groups.
  5. If the integration variables are set properly, and you are logged onto Vanilla, you should be able to enter the chat directly with your Vanilla username.
  6. How to embed BlaB! WS Pro in Vanilla:
    • Navigate to Vanilla ACP » Appearance » Message and add a new message with the following content:
      <iframe src="PATH_OR_URL_TO_BLAB/index.php" border="0" frameborder="0" style="width:100%;height:400px;border-width:0px"></iframe>
    • Page: Discussion Page
    • Position: Above main content
    • Save

Page updated: 2022-10-05
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