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  1. magagnon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is the new version of my blog:

    http://www.lejournaldemourial.com

    I don't use WP's comment system. I use phpbb instead. I would like to know what you think of this idea

    thank you !

  2. ffeingol
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    magagnon,

    We'll it's certainly a unique implementation. Was there a particular reason to not use WordPress'es comment system?

    On a side note, I'd be very interested in hearing how you integrated WordPress / phpBB as we're looking to do a similar integration (but not for the comments).

  3. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    that's very cool i like the layout in general as it's clean and well presented. you may want to make the phpbb side of it less garish though, it seems to clash rather than compliment in terms of aesthetics.

  4. magagnon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ffeingol

    There was no particular reason. I think WP and Phpbb are two great applications and I wanted to have the best of both worlds.

    The code I used is based on this integration solution for Movable Type ...

    http://trikuare.cx/mt/archives/000425.php

    ... I simply adapted the code for WP and added a couple of new features, like the possibility of modifying a phpbb topic from the WP admin console

    I thought about creating a plugin but I wasn't sure if someone else would be interested to use it. I'll think about it, it looks like other people might find this useful.

  5. ffeingol
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    magagnon,

    Thank you very much. I'll dig through the MT example and see what's what. For various reason we have to use phpBB ;)

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @magagnon,
    If you think people are not interested in integrating WP and phpBB, take a look at this... :)

    BTW, nice job!

  7. 40Cal
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    nice read, just what i was looking for, since i do not like phpbb mod for a blog ill be using wordpress.

  8. JOwen
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OMG I need a plugin for this I am willing to pay $$ email me I have been dying to for someone to put something together. Email please!
    jeremiah at mobileslash.com

  9. fejker
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @ magagnon

    I'd certainly be VERY interested in a plugin for this! Great job with your site!

    Specifically, I'm looking for ways to put phpBB inside my own WP theme, just like it seems you've done in your 'forums' section. This may be a lot simpler than the kind of integration you've accomplished, but if there's an easy way to integrate the log-ins of both systems, I'd love that too!

  10. WDuluoz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I may have a plugin soon. It wont be pretty but it seem to be working. I will post a message back in a few days.

    (Or should I say hack) I am trying to make it a plugin, but I am having trouble with conflicting functions in phpbb and wordpress. I have renamed them in wordpress and it works, for the most part. Very ugly though.
    I will post something in a few days. If anyone knows how to rename a function in wordpress, without actually renaming it. please post a messeage.

  11. WDuluoz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK i have hit a roadblock. I can get it to start inserting the topic into the correct forum, but it stops when it starts inputting the $user_ip, subject, text and other information. I am still working on it.

    I get a preg() replace empty error.

  12. Trent Adams
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    magagnon,

    I would love to see your code for this solution! I am trying really hard to get something like this going and there are quite a few different threads about this in the support forum! I like this idea and think it would be great! Do you have a URL for the files that you used?

    Thanks!

  13. magagnon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'll post my code with a quick tutorial soon on my blog. I'll let you guys know when it's done.

  14. WDuluoz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I solved my problems. I have it working.

    Creates topic in a specific Forum on your phpbb database when someone views the post.
    Pulls the comments from the board and places them under the post formated like the blog.

    Concerns:
    I have to change two WordPress functions: get_userdata and make_clickable. (dont think there is a way around this).
    Having database problems with the plugin wp-useronline from Gamerz, yet ordinary database functions work.
    Using a modified template of single.php to work because I can post the includes at the top of the page before the html and it doesnt affect other pages of the blog.
    I am using Fluffy's integration as maganon, so it needs phpbb fetch all and the netcletic's insertion mod.

    Future:
    Want to make it a separate plugin which can be turned on and off.
    Want to make it so that it can pull the comments from the wp database and the phpbb in case this is being enabled on an established wp blog.
    Want to make it simpler.

    I am writing up "clearer" directions.

    You will need to install the phpbb mods phpbb fetch all and function_insert_ post. Basically follow the directions at Fluffy's ( http://trikuare.cx/mt/archives/000425.php ) up to "Prepare your webblog for phpbb". Then replace single.php with the one I have (or at the code to an existing one). Ill post it later tonight after I provide notation.

  15. WDuluoz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Here is the single.php
    http://www.happypoet.com/files/single.txt

    Save it and be sure to change the ending to php.

    Be sure to back up your database and anything else you want to keep before applying. It is really rough. I am not a php programmer. Use at your own risk. If you take any of the code, please be sure to leave notations noting the authors I "borrowed" code from.

  16. JOwen
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK can someone consolidate in one post what I need to do? I am confused! Thanks!

  17. WDuluoz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok, Ok, Ok.

    I compiled together a "short" tutorial on how I have it set up now. ( http://www.happypoet.com/?p=119 ) I warn you again. I am not a php programmer. I dont know what I am doing.

    Good Luck

  18. Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I like the theme of your site, magagnon. Would really love to use it for one of my sites :D

    - MENJ

  19. Trent Adams
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Nice integration! Now if you can just have the cookie from phpBB used to authenticate in WordPress like the Nucleus CMS plugin does, that would be wicked! The plugin has users authenticate against phpBB and create them in Nucleus if they don't exist.

  20. WDuluoz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Trent about the login. I almost have it ready. I have it inputting a new user if it doesnt find the username in the database, just need to force it to log in the user into WordPress. I decided PHPBB's login system was better than wordpress. I just direct the user to the login page of phpbb and do the rest off of it.

    Wilbur

  21. Mistainu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    magagnon, am very much interested in your wp comments to phpbb topic integration. very impressive indeed. could you post the instruc here? or if it's gonna be a plugin then when will it be ready?
    as to the idea of wp+phpbb, anyone know a reliable way to integrate the login tables? how about displaying wp just below the phpbb categories box? (for taht i believe about 2 to 5 posts or the page'll be too long...)

  22. energy0m
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    just webnt through the integration for this plugin but it keep saying that it cant loginto the database ... hmmm i know the data base nae is correct as i coppied it from the config file for the phpbb and verified it in phpmyadmin .. anyone else have this issue ?

  23. herold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello magagnon,

    I would be very interesting in getting the code to integrate phpbb into wordpress. I was looking for month for a solution.

    Thomas

  24. Mistainu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    magagnon, is the plugin or whatever it is done yet? i really want to use it.

  25. mstegink
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I thought I stumbled across a plugin to do that lately. Don't remember where and didn't try so I couldn't say if that works. while I personally like a comment system better than forums I can see the use for it. Also I can see you surely did a nice job!.

    As for authentication: how about doing that against a (active or open) directory? I'm sure I found a plugin for that too.

  26. pascalou127
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Original idea and nice theme too.

  27. squib
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    the code is nice, but I think you have too many colors. A simpler color scheme with only two or three colors would be better

  28. SAFFLEUR
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Does this integrate the database as well or is there two registrations a user must complete? I'm interested ebcause I do extensive work with phpBB and was lookign on doing a plugin like this as well :D

  29. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Now this is flucking sweet lol! =) Just however, the problem with phpBB is they always keep releasing updates and updates and more updates though sigh.. =(

    And to further that, are they not going to release phpBB3 sooner or later? Briefly reading the directions for that "plugin", you might run into more problems with the plugin if I'm correct right, being that the phpBB3 will have subforums and what not?

    Just was curious, but yet would love to do this, and even if they release phpBB3 then, it would still be awesome to have this "plugin" working with that version as well then.. =) Good job on the implimenting of the two, and keep up the good work.. =)

    spencerp

  30. Vistronic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Very cool,
    I am trying to do something simulair
    at http://vistronic.com
    just started on front wordpress page the phpbb is knowledge base use to be front page.
    I am very interested in code plugins ideas and so of what you are doing! So yes some people are interested.

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