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WP phpBB Bridge

Shares user authentication with phpBB3, by forcing phbBB to handle all the authentication.

10 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.8 out of 5 stars
1 star
boken plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

No way to cross-post, useless.

1 star
Wish I Could Give Zero Stars
By , for WP 3.5.2

Plugin is absolute garbage. Installation instructions were followed to the letter and it probably helps that I have a Comp Sci degree and yet all this plugin managed to do is break my WP install.

1 star
Not working
By , for WP 3.5.1

One word: Problems... Installed, follow the instructions, never get it to work... PHPBB 3.0.11

Finaly, I had to shut it off by DB in order to get WP to load again...

5 stars
Muy buen plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

Integra perfectamente los usuarios de pbpbb con wordpress

4 stars
Works well enough, but could do with more features and less arrogant developers
By , for WP 3.5.1

I followed the instructions precisely as written, and the plugin worked for me the first time. Nice work!

Since then, I've been making modifications to the plugins files, adding a modal dialog and reworking the user options box to suit my tastes. It has remained stable so far.

I do think, however, that the plugin should in the future address the issue of avatars not appearing correctly for post author biographies (I've coded up a hack here, for those who are interested).

Now, I'm probably going to get a fair amount of flak for this, but I feel that the author(s) of the plugin are somewhat...arrogant, rude and almost always absent. They offer very little support, and assume that all those who use their plugin are PHP experts.

So my message to the authors is: swallow that Greek/Italian/Mediterranean pride, and pay attention to your user's needs.

1 star
Randomly deactivates
By , for WP 3.4.2

Have been suffering an issue where the plugin will randomly deactivate itself. Requested help from the developer but I have not had a response, even after initially donating to remove advertising.

Sadly it seems this plugin is not maintained.

Suggest you stay away and look elsewhere.

4 stars
Good, but needs maintenance
By , for WP 3.4.2

It was working great with older WP versions, but now it just disables by itself, sometimes.

5 stars
Great plugin! but please remove link to blog control panel
By , for WP 3.4.2

I followed instructions carefully and it worked first time. It is important to put the WP phpBB Bridge widget in your sidebar before activating the bridge (which is not the same thing as activating the plugin). The widget allows you log in and out. So it goes like this:

1. Activate plugin
2. Place widget in sidebar
3. Activate bridge

I REALLY like the fact that after users have logged in to the forum, they find they are automatically registered and logged in to my members only blog, so there's only one username/password for them to remember.

I would like the option to remove the link to the blog control panel. I don't want my users to have access to this.

ETA I managed to remove that link by editing wpbb_users_widget.php.
2nd ETA It's also working fine with WP 3.5

1 star
does not work
By , for WP 3.4.2

Same problem. It redirects everything to phpBB login page and make wordpress broken.
i tried to install, deinstall and reinstall it about 12 times,

1 star
WP phpBB Bridge doesn't work
By , for WP 3.4.2

I followed the install instructions 6 times. Even deactivated my register plugin and another forum plugin. But this thing does not work. It redirects everything to phpBB and WordPress is gone. No access, nada.

I have to go to my ftp site and delete the plugin, then go to my database and remove the files for Bridge.

Think twice about using this.

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