WP-United integrates phpBB and WordPress to make a social site. Enable any of these modules: sign-on, theming, widgets, cross-posting and behaviour.
Very straightforward step-by-step instructions and it does what it says. I have a client whose 10-year-old phpBB forum could NOT be imported into any other system compatible with WordPress and dude wanted to keep EVERY. SINGLE. POST. WP United made it easy to integrate subscribers/paid users between the WP site and phpBB. Once it's working, set it and forget it.
A couple of caveats:
1) This integration is NOT for WordPress or PHP beginners. Not because of the plugin or because of WP, but because phpBB itself is not for beginners when it comes to adding MODs. You have to be able to follow directions in editing PHP code when using phpBB. There's no way around it.
2) This plugin works best with very sleek, minimal themes (if you're going for full theme integration.) The aforementioned client has a graphics-heavy theme with e-commerce, paid member management, and other special features out the wazzoo. So I turned off theme integration and it works beautifully to post elements of the phpBB forum in WordPress and integrate users.
Again, you have to know how to follow directions and edit code and upload individual files to make the plugin work in your system. If you're using phpBB, you should already have this skill.
It installed fine and looks to be working ok if you use a basic theme for phpBB. I tried using a theme from RocketTheme that requires it's own RokBB module and it breaks the theme integration with fetal errors, but it will still work if you disable theme integration.
The project looks promising, but for some reason, the author seems to have decided to abandon it. It looks like it had great potential.
Ok, so, I used to use this back on an older website of mine, that I stopped using... Now,I am trying to install this on my new website ()... I use AutoMod in PHPbb, and install the right mod, yet it gives me an error, and says that it couldn't find:
document.write('<td bgcolor="#' + color + '" style="width: ' + width + 'px; height: ' + height + 'px;">');
document.write('<td bgcolor="#' + color + '" style="width: ' + width + 'px; height: ' + height + 'px; background-
What do I do to fix this? I REALLLLLLLY want to get this plugin up and going, after seeing how it works....
This is the best working integration plugin out there. I really don't use the integration cause I disabled the wordpress registration so all the accounts will be on phpbb. :)
The problem is phpBB is not doing well nowadays, they're not updating and most of the plugins don't work or need a lot more work for it to work.
I really want you guys to make an integration for myBB or SMF forums. Also if ever, keep your widgets, I really love them. :D
It works as it should.
Very easy installation instructions too.
Thank you :)
Every release seems to bring critical errors. I'm aware that the plugin is probably time consuming to support and wouldn't mind paying for a supported version.
Trying to reach the author has been difficult and if not for the community debugging many new releases would break or cripple the integration rendering it useless.
instalastion not possible because there is no config.php file.
instalastion nicht möglich da es keine datei config.php gibt.
Installation for this is NOT extremely easy, it is NOT extremely quick as some other poster said.
And apart from that all that happens is a 'white screen of death ' the second you activate the plugin - stunning. This plugin has worked at one time and if it were actually stable it would be a nice plugin - but it doesn't.
No replies have been made by the author, no updates have been posted addressing this matter, so on the whole I can't really say that support is terribly good.
The mod is broken, and abandoned by the author! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
I don't normally leave reviews for WP plugins but felt compelled to here. I've been through the mill in terms of manual WP and PHPBB integrations over the past few years. Decided to try this plugin tonight on a new install to see how it would work. Have to say that it was completely seamless and a joy to install. As I said, I've been playing with this area for a few years, initially back when Joomla was popular. (I don't miss those days!)
There are lots of features to play around with and a large collection of ready built widgets. Some additional tweaking of the widgets wouldn't go amiss but hopefully this will come with future updates.
This should be a premium plugin because of the complexity -versus- ease of use balance achieved.
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