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WP/phpBB2 integration (27 posts)

  1. Jonathan_st
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I read a topic on these forums a while back about people wanting to use the same DB for phpBB as they did for WP. Unfortunately, I was unable to do that... I don't use WP for comments anyways, I use phpBB.
    But I did manage to craft a way to syncronize WP blogs with phpBB2 topics...
    Here is how it works...
    I post something in WP, and it creates a topic on the Blog Response category of my BB identical to my blog. On WP, the comments link points to the newly created topic on my BB. Essentially, I have made phpBB handle my comments rather than WP.
    Many people just link to their bulliten boards if they decide to go this route, but I decided it'd be neat to create a post on that BB, so that people wishing to respond to a blog wouldn't have to start a topic, they could just respond to the existing one. I also setup phpBB in such a way that no user can create a topic in my Blog Response category, they can only respond to them.
    I managed to do all this without any modification to phpBB2, however... because WP chose to use functions with the same name as phpBB2, I had to modify WP a bit more than I had hoped.
    If anyone is interested in the how-to, please let me know. I would link to my site to show you, but I am still in the process of getting it online and running smoothly.

  2. frankpereiro
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Sure, I'd like to see that.
    Greetings,

  3. RobotHero
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    This sounds exactly like something I wanted to do. I'd be very interested in the how-to.

  4. Jonathan_st
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    OK... it turns out that once I completely finished hacking to my satisfaction, I had changed a few more files than I had originally planned to.... sooooo...
    Right now I am in the process of writting a friendly readme... but if you'd like to see the hack in action, please head over to http://www.BLOGistic.net/
    I should complete the readme process soon (I hope)!

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hey have you finished it yet? I would really like to implement that :) e-mail it to me if possible at
    sbarn03 [at] msn [dot] com

  6. ZBRob
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes, is it almost finished? This works for me too.

  7. crow_t_autobot
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    This is exactly a feature I've been wanting to utilize on my site. I'm so glad someone figured out how to do it!

  8. dss
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hehehehe... can-o-worms.
    i'd like to see how you did this. sounds like a really good idea.
    dss

  9. mrlarter
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    this would be absolutly perfect for my news site. can you send along some more info on it?

  10. Skit
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Also interested :)

  11. mrlarter
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    any word?

  12. KAShirow
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Bump. I want that too!
    Here's a guess how it works: An action on the post creation creates a phpbb topic, which is then recovered by name instead of the comment link through modifying the template - or maybe stored in the post meta fields and recovered this way. Correct?
    I'm sure it should, in theory, be possible to do without modifying WP core at all, if it's possible to make WP pass the post creation call to phpbb without sucking it all up into the namespace, but that'd require some magic.

  13. RobotHero
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm thinking of trying to make something like this. Though if I do it, I'll probably change some core files.
    I had been thinking of creating a relational table of corresponding post/topic pairs. When posting, WP would create a new topic and the
    There would also be a table of category/forum pairs. The category of the post would determine which forum it appears in.
    The comments link on the blog page proper would then link to the corresponding topic, and the BB viewtopic template would grab the contents of the blog post and display it in special formatting at the top of the topic.
    Any advice or suggestions would be welcome.

  14. passingnotes
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    but what if the user is not registered? does it default to a register/join screen and then take them through? still confused a bit on that one...

  15. passingnotes
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    sorry - just realized how that works! shoulda clicked all the way through. really brilliant. would you be willing to share the how-to?
    -me

  16. passingnotes
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    for clarification, does it NOT create the thread in phpBB until the first time some viewer clicks on 'comment'? or does each post to wp automatically generate a topic and pull the text..?

  17. AlexSFBay
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Any luck with the release and documentation? Are you considering making a version for vBulletin users (like me) as well?

  18. mrlarter
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    still waiting on this. I e-mailed him but got no responce

  19. mrlarter
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I started a thread over at phpbb but no word yet from them. any one make any advances on this? if i can't get this working i am going to have to move onto typo3 but would prefer to stay with wp
    http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=207394

  20. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Jonathan,
    I'm looking to accomplish exactly what you seem to have - integrating phpbb2 with a wordpress-driven blog. How can I contact you directly?

  21. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Im looking for a hack that displays in my wp the 10 most recent updated thread in phpbb. Any one of you knows how to do this? Thanks.

  22. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Has anyone gotten any new updates regarding this issue? I am extremely interested in having this done.

  23. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello all PHP Gurus,
    I was able to acquire the source files of for the captioned hack/plugin from GamerZ. However, he informed me that he had abandoned the project mid-way and did not finish the documentation.
    Now if there are any php experts out there who would like to get a hold of GamerZ current work so that we can all benefit from it, please send me an e-mail at cyskon @ msn . com. Please make your subject reference this topic as I have filters on my account that will junk your mail.
    I would really like to get this to work (as would a lot of other persons).
    This post is also located at http://wordpress.org/support/3/12019
    Thanks.

  24. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is there a definitive solution yet? Or someone I can contact for some pointers on this one? Still top of my wishlist for WordPress!!!!

  25. Jamesk5
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sounds like a great idea!
    I was hoping to look for somthing that intergrates the users of both wordpress and phpBB into one registration and login process, if someone knows of anything that will do this that would be great!!

  26. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    not tried it but in the meantime there is a straight plugin to show recent phpbb posts at: http://yoda.gatewayy.net/index.php/wp-phpbb/wp-phpbb/

    if i could code i would do something about this feature as it seems to be a much sought after widget, any gratious coders out there up to the challenge!!!?????? c'mon, you know you want to!!!!

  27. Usayd
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i cant get the phpbb post thing 2 work!!

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