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WP-United : phpBB WordPress Integration

WP-United integrates phpBB and WordPress to make a social site. Enable any of these modules: sign-on, theming, widgets, cross-posting and behaviour.

41 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 stars
WP-United: Forum does not launch after CSS integration
By ,

does not work as soon as you do the css integration.
forum never launches!

5 stars
A must-have plugin!
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is an excellent plugin!

Since there aren't that many actively supported MODs for phpBB, I have to do certain things through WordPress such as adding a calendar with the possibility for users to add their events.

Thankfully this plugin lets me synchronise phpBB accounts with WordPress so that users that register on my forum can make use of the aforementioned WordPress features without having to make a separate account for that.

I hope you will continue to update and support this plugin as this is a must-have for any decent site built on WordPress with a phpBB forum! :)

1 star
Great Concept, if it only worked!
By , for WP 3.9.1

Every time you try to change a setting, you have to re-set your phpbb3 installation path. In addition, many of the features don't work. Also, a lot of code blocks were never closed, leaving compatibility issues with other themes, plugins, or widgets

1 star
After six months of use
By , for WP 3.8.2

Concept of WP-United is great. It also worked ALMOST well out of the box, but needed some customizing both PHPbb and WordPress side before I could go live with it. I also used separate templating on phpBB and WP to avoid problems.

After using WP-United for over 6 months on our live phpBB3 & WP website I can't recommend WP-United to anyone for live usage. The plugin is actually ABANDONED as there is no response on developer website or at support forums.

If you're not good yourself in modifying and updating phpBB3 and WP codewise, it's just too risky to use this plugin.

5 stars
Great Job!!
By ,

Very nicely done work. As a developer with experience I would say that this is quite complicated implementation. It is not easy to integrate phpBB forum into WordPress template. Unfortunately not a lot of people understand the level of complexity. They do not understand the fact that website is hard work and expecting to have everything for granted.
jhong thank you for this plugin. I successfully implemented it on our website http://wpaam.com. Works great with minor issues which I hope you'll help me to resolve. But this is another conversation.
Keep working on it and think about payed either version or support.

5 stars
The best there is
By , for WP 3.8.1

I love this plugin so much, it really helps me connect wordpress to phpBB and vice-versa.

One thing I am having problems with is the dragging the "strings" in the User Mapping options, they seem to get stuck in Chrome but I am going to try some other browsers and see if that improves anything.

Thank you so much for developing this!

1 star
Boken plugin - Abandoned...
By , for WP 3.8.1

Broken user integration and broken phpBB MOD.

Abandoned plugin...

3 stars
Do not install unless you know what you are doing.
By , for WP 3.8.1

I like the plugin's features, but there is a bug where it doesn't work with certain themes.

1 star
This Mod Has Been Abandoned - No Support
By ,

I managed to get this mod to work and it did the job but have since removed it as there is zero support, so if anything goes wrong you're on your own and your site could be down for days. Not worth the risk for me. The wp-united support forum is still there but littered with spam posts which is all that gets posted there. My question posted months ago still lies unanswered except for a spam post or two.

1 star
It will break your site. AVOID
By , for WP 3.6.1

I'd give this zero if I could. When it works it only just works, with errors, however it totally broke my WordPress install and left me with a dead forum and blank screen.

The plugin is utterly awful; use it and expect your site to fail. Tried it with WordPress 3.6.1 and phpBB 3.0.11 as was the last versions it worked on (after researching on their site, etc).

As said, when it did work, it made the forum look bad; deactivated it and it not only tried to kill my forum (didn't quite, got it back), but did kill my WordPress install.

My recommendation - avoid. Use "iframe preserver", it embeds an iframe and works well. Not a perfect solution but it works.

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