WP-United integrates phpBB and WordPress to make a social site. Enable any of these modules: sign-on, theming, widgets, cross-posting and behaviour.
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.
Anyone that votes less than a 4 for this great plugin has no idea of working with WP or has been smoking strange stuff.
I have been working with a lot of forums, such as bbpress, Simple:press, mingke, and others. But none of them had the functionality of phpBB. To install phpBB itself, you should indeed have some knowledge, but it is not that hard after all if you follow instructions.
But that is about phpBB.
The integration with WP is an other story, and this is why wp-united is so good: it's easy to install & use, it works perfect and I got GREAT support.
Anyone looking for a good forum should use phpBB and WP-united!
Installation for this plugin was extremely easy and quick. I had no problems configuring the necessarily settings to make the plugin work properly.
The user interface is extremely intuitive and easy to navigate, making this plugin extremely easy to use. It's highly customizable and has a ton of available widgets for use in WP, adding polls, recent topics and user birthdays or stats to your WP page.
Just few minutes ago i have integrated phpbb3 v3.0.11 and WordPress 3.5.1 so easly.
Everything had gone perfectly. Actually to tell the truth i was surprised in all steps. Because its like both software is produced by this team :D.
Thanks for the plugin and hard working!..
If you use phpBB and WordPress combination, WP-United is the way to go. I had tried this plugin in its early stages and it had several issues, and at that time I went with another plugin that was available.
However with my site re-design, I re-assessed current status of all possible options and was surprised to find WP-United in such a good shape. Easy to say, it works flawlessly.
And it has several very useful features which came in handy: Theme integration and User mapping (auto and manual). Plus if Theme integration does not work out of the box, there are several options, e.g. adjusting integration level (off / medium / max; medium worked for me). And there is always possibility to add some manual tweaks to CSS (reset.css) to ensure the finest look.
Thanks for this plugin and keeping up the good work/support!
tnx . this 5* is only for this plugin's great and fast customer support.
If I could rat twice , I would Rate a 4 Star for the plugin its self !
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