WP-United integrates phpBB and WordPress to make a social site. Enable any of these modules: sign-on, theming, widgets, cross-posting and behaviour.
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 !
Need widget integration to phpBB, and this plugin do more. Easy setup (in wordpress and phpbb with automod).
with great support from author
I tested this plugin since there were beta-releases. It nearly worked perfectly at that time. But now, on my live pages with the released versions, everything runs fine for me.
If there were any questions I got support at the plugin's forum, could help translate and give some thoughts on what could (be) change(d) to make this plugin even better.
To sum it up: If you are using WordPress and looking to integrate a free forum software - give phpBB a try and use this plugin. It's easy to install by using AutoMod in phpBB and Plugin-Install in WordPress. 2 more clicks and it's done.
Not at all easy to install. Support not any better. Great idea if I could get it to work. Never did get the plugin installed.
Completely fragged my entire site. I am writing this while I wait on my backups to FTP back up to the server. Also jacked up my PHPBB site as well. I just torched about 4 hours of my vacation thanks to this steaming pile of code.
The guy behind this plugin really knows what he is doing and he is really helpful. It would be a mistake to pass this one up!
I've been using wp-united on two different websites since 2007, started with version 0.8. The 0.9.x series is better than ever and makes setup much easier for the end-user. If you use wordpress to blog and have forums to supplement it, you should get this mod a serious look.
The best feature? The support from the author!
Whether you want to make your WordPress a lot more social, or give phpbb a good looking, accessible landing area, nothing beats WP-United. So glad it's back.
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