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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.

12 reviews
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3 stars
3.6 out of 5 stars
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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.

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

Broken user integration and broken phpBB MOD.

Abandoned plugin...

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.

1 star
No support for this plugin
By , for WP 3.7

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

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.

1 star
instalastion nicht möglich
By ,

instalastion not possible because there is no config.php file.

instalastion nicht möglich da es keine datei config.php gibt.

1 star
Broken mod
By , for WP 3.8

The mod is broken, and abandoned by the author! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

1 star
Wanted to give this plugin zero stars
By , for WP 3.4.2

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.

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