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Abandoned plugin? Alternatives (24 posts)

  1. edwardbarker
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Has this plugin been abandoned? They seem to think so on the phpBB forums.

    It would be a real shame because I suspect there are plenty of people out there who really want to sync their WordPress blogs with a phpBB board.

    Are there alternatives to bridge the two platforms? Or will WP United return? At the moment it's impossible to install even the abandoned plugin because the WP United site is down.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-united/

  2. IILLC
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I think you are right. After putting some effort into this I started looking around. The author has not meed active on either this site or phpbb forums since early March.

    I think there is little hope that this will be resolved or updated.

    That stinks.

    I really like phpBB but need at least a good cross user integration where users must sign up through WordPress.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas? There are a few out there that look like they might work. I am just a little frustrated by getting this all setup just to realize this has been abandoned and is not supported.

  3. jeremiah411
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I have it working with phpbb 3.52 without a problem. I am going to do some testing later next week with version 3.6, but so far it requires very little modification to make it work.

  4. Elite-Wright
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I can confirm what jeremiah411 already stated. I have it running beautifully on 3.52. I am looking into 3.6 as well and don't think there will be a problem upgrading to it as I don't see anything in the update that would have changed how the plugin interacts with wordpress. I will also report back after I upgrade.

  5. edwardbarker
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    ok, thanks for the insight. Does anybody have the phpBB modification package - the WP United website is still down do I can't download it.

  6. edwardbarker
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    For alternatives wp bridge works very well for the user role mapping/seamless login. It does not do the cross posting though, which is a real shame. I have been able to find any alternatives for the cross posting.

  7. Elite-Wright
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I deleted the php portion's zip once I installed it. Sorry.

  8. Elite-Wright
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I take that back. I do have it still, I uploaded it to my webserver. If you would be kind enough in return, throw a comment up on my site as I have been trying to test comments. Thanks. Download it here.

  9. edwardbarker
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thanks

  10. Elite-Wright
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Okay as far as I can tell, it seems to be working fine with 3.6. I will look closer when I am able.

  11. NymphetamineRx
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I noticed the area where you set up the automated user integration is a bit broken. The red squares and blue circles are out of place, like something is being called at the wrong time in the PHP or CSS. (I don't actually know, I'm not very good at either of those things.) Is anyone else experiencing that problem as well?

    Right now, the integration from WP to phpBB appear to be working with 3.6 and the current phpBB.

    Thanks Elite-Wright for uploading the integration package, you are a life saver. <3

  12. edwardbarker
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I couldn't get it to work. The integration package failed at includes/functions_user.php where it has to replace

    function validate_username($username, $allowed_username = false)

    Apparently that line doesn't exist in my functions_user.php file.

    It is supposed to be replaced with:

    if(!function_exists('validate_username') && (!defined('WPU_BLOG_PAGE')))
    {
    	function validate_username($username, $allowed_username = false)
    	{
    		return phpbb_validate_username($username, $allowed_username);
    	}
    }
    function phpbb_validate_username($username, $allowed_username = false)

    I'm currently running php bridge as well. Could that be the problem?

  13. Ca9ine
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thanks for the download Elite-Wrigt!

    When I upload, I keep getting the following error:

    Information

    Unexpected header, ending loop

    No idea what to do next.

  14. Elite-Wright
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'm currently running php bridge as well. Could that be the problem?

    It certainly sounds like that is the problem. Your using two plugins that are attempting to do the same thing.

    I noticed the area where you set up the automated user integration is a bit broken. The red squares and blue circles are out of place, like something is being called at the wrong time in the PHP or CSS. (I don't actually know, I'm not very good at either of those things.) Is anyone else experiencing that problem as well?

    Upon you mentioning it, I notice this as well on my installation. As I already had integration configured everything still seems to be functioning properly, just not displaying. I haven't tried this but the read me file suggests deleting the cache file in the wp-contents/plugins/wp_united/cache/ when upgrading versions of the plugin or wordpress.

    For someone trying to set it up I might suggest backing up all your stuff, downloading and installing WordPress 3.5.2 and setting up your wp_united plugin there and then once your happy with it upgrade to 3.6.

    When I upload, I keep getting the following error:

    Can you be a little more specific as to what you have done and what your still trying to do. Have you successfully run the WordPress wp_united installer? Also, are you using a style other than prosilver or subsilver (the phpbb3 plugin has additional instructions included if your using subsilver theme) on your PHPBB3? If you are you need to make any theme related changes to the theme you are using.

  15. Ca9ine
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I simply forgot to manually upload the .zip AutoMOD delivers after install of the phpBB3 mod.

    Everything went smoothly after that.

  16. NymphetamineRx
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I don't know if it was clearing the cache or if it was a clever use of the broken CSS, but I got the user integration working.

    If you drag the right hand blue circles just away for a moment, despite its location, it will create blue circles in the left hand group. You just keep dragging the same blue one, to make all the blue circles for the phpBB groups. Then you do the same with the red one. And then you can process the user integration despite the broke CSS/PHP.

    Someone more savvy might be able to easily fix this if they chose to take over the mod's development.

    But thanks again, Elite-Wright, because it's working in 3.6 for me now, and I have all my users mapped without needing to downgrading back to 3.5.2.

  17. Elite-Wright
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Glad you were able to get it to work. That is easier than downgrading.

    I thought about trying to update the plugin my self however my JS programming is considerably weaker than my PHP. And I don't use enough of the features of it to consider it worth the effort of trying to fix things I don't use or have the time to learn how they work.

  18. Marin Marusic
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    The plugin is licensed under gpl.I might fork it, and minimalize it. I really don't need all that stuf anyway :)

    Wpu was 'abandoned' a few times already. Maybe a change is required :/

  19. egc101
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hello guys,

    Since I've upgraded to WP 3.6, my WP-United installation is broken.
    I get the message "Connected, but not ready or disabled due to errors".

    It seems that you were able to make it work with WP 3.6, without downgrading.
    Could you let me know what I need to do exactly?

    I'm technically savvy but don't know phpBB/MOD very well.
    (I don't exactly know how to use AutoMODs).

    When I re-install the AutMOD, I get the message "Unexpected header, ending loop", as Ca9ine, but I don't understand how to correct the problem.

    My main issue is that I use DAP (Digital Access Pass) to automatically create WP users.
    Until the WP upgrade, WP-United allowed me to sync users seamlessly, which was great.

    I just need a way to automatically create a phpBB account when a WP account is created (by DAP), using the same credentials.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I'm even ready to pay someone to make this work again...

    Thanks for your feedbacks!
    Greg

  20. edwardbarker
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    The plugin is licensed under gpl.I might fork it, and minimalize it. I really don't need all that stuf anyway :)

    Wpu was 'abandoned' a few times already. Maybe a change is required :/

    @Marin Marušić

    If you feel like updating the comment sync module for WP 3.6 / phpBB 3.x only that would be super and I'll buy you many beers!!

  21. whitedragon551
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I upgraded to WP 3.6 and have issues with this plugin. I completely removed the plugin and reinstalled with no change negating the fact that clearing the cache works.

    When upgrading from 3.52 to 3.6 my user mapping was working, but cross posting from blog to forum was not working. It was displaying a post with no content in the forums for those of you who want to check that out.

  22. Elite-Wright
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    That would make sense as I don't use that feature so I wouldn't have tested that. Thanks for the info.

  23. Marin Marusic
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'd really like to, but I can't. I have a deadline 01.09, and I can't just take 2-3 days off to get rid of the mess from this plugin. (from what I've seen there's a lot)

    When I get some free time, it'll be a different matter altogether. I need phpbb integration now, so I went to drupal with this project, as their phpbb integration is way more solid and has I think 5 active developers. :)

    When I fork this, I won't do it alone. If any1 wishes to join up, I'd welcome the help.

  24. ddonzal
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Not sure what it means, but the site is live again with the spam messages gone.

    Don

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