The Development team at Lunabyte Systems is pleased to announce the public release of our bridge to WordPress.
LSP (Enigma) is a Portal/CMS that is seamlessly integrated with the popular SMF forum package. After many requests for an integrated blog with the portal, we naturally picked WordPress.
While this was intended with our community in mind, current users of WordPress that are looking for a forum integration can greatly benefit from this adaptation.
The possibilities are endless, and either the portal or WordPress can be your "main site". It all comes down to how you set it up and theme it.
We also include a simple plugin file (only needed to be ran once) for adding existing WordPress users to the member tables for LSP. We recommend existing WordPress users make a test installation of the two together, to get used to playing with the combination before actually using it on their live site.
WordPress updates are eno different than with WordPress alone, as this makes use of the WordPress plugin feature. Once the programs are bridged, all logins, profiles, and registrations are handled through the portal. Moving existing users is simple, and only takes a minute. Once moved they can log in, without any other intervention, as they normally would.
We also have ensured that in case of emergency, that your main admin account is not affected by the bridge.
The way it's used is up to the individual users choice, as any portal features can be removed to simply produce a look of just WordPress and the forum.
Requirements, and where to get them:
The basics --
WordPress 2.0 and up.
(Kudo's to the WP team, for their incredible plugin API)
Enigma 2.0 (RC1)
available at http://www.lunabyte.net
SMF 1.0.7 (their current "gold" release)
available at http://www.simplemachines.org
The Bridge --
available from http://www.lunabyte.net/index.php?topic=4081.0
Screenshot of the Bridge in action
In addition, we do realize SMF is working on their 1.1 version, and LSP will be compatible with that in the near future, once they have a gold release.
Also, most SMF mods work out of the box, as well as all LSP mods.
Currently, LSP also offers an uploads module, Gallery2 integration, Coppermine integration, and a few others.