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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.

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41 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.6 out of 5 stars
1 star
No support for this plugin
By , for WP 3.7

No support for this plugin and important bug !!!!

5 stars
One of The Best!
By , for WP 3.6.1

For what this plugin does it is really user friendly all you need to do is read.I had it setup , looking great , custom & work in about two hours.
"Some one that knows what they are doing could have it done in 15min"

List of what you need for the users having install issue
1)plugin.
2)automod & wp-united mod.
3)have the ability to read.

Thank you for the plugin! never thought I could have the forum I wanted in WP being I am a newbie to all this.

1 star
Only integrates members
By , for WP 3.6.1

I started using this plugin several WordPress updates ago to integrate my WordPress and phpBB3 forum users and although I am grateful to the author for all the work he's put into it, a non-working product is a non-working product and this plugin has never performed for me.

I finally got it to integrate the users, but that is the only function I could ever get working properly and never received support on the other issues. I am currently evaluating moving my forums to a bbPress and Buddy Press system instead, where I can also use plugins to allow my users to sign in using FaceBook and other social networks, which clash with this plugin and so cannot be used.

5 stars
Superb Coding
By , for WP 3.6

I'm rating as a developer who has been working on the code in this plugin. It is one of the best coded plugins I've found on WordPress. A wider use of PHP functions and more innovative procedures than many premium plugins that exist.

I can see a secure and safe plugin. That matters a lot in a plugin of this nature but despite this it is often less considered by many WordPress users. Even if there are bugs in this plugin, it is still one of or possibly the best place to start with WP phpBB integration.

I'll be adapting some functions for our own WP e-Customers plugin which has a modular/section approach. I looked at all bridge plugins through research as WP e-Customers is to have WP to phpBB (not phpBB to WP) functionality. So we're not making a rival but a different tool catering to a different approach. I've already mentioned WP United in my source comments.

Ryan Bayne

5 stars
Fully functional
By ,

Does full functional that is described in features.

5 stars
Best solution of all
By , for WP 3.5.2

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.

3 stars
Works but has issues
By , for WP 3.5.2

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.

5 stars
Best Integration Plugin Out there.
By , for WP 3.5.1

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

5 stars
Thank you :)
By , for WP 3.5.1

It works as it should.
Very easy installation instructions too.
Thank you :)

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