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IP.Board Comments


IP.Board Comments for WordPress allows you to use IPB (IP.Board or Invision Power Board) to replace or enhance your WordPress comments. When a new WordPress post is created in a mapped category, it will cross-post to your IPB forum with a link back to the WordPress post. The IPB forum link is saved in a custom field and will appear in the footer of your post.

You may find it much easier to manage comments and users on the forum, rather than using the minimal WordPress comment system.

Your IPB installation must reside on the same server as your WordPress installation.

Requires at least: IP.Board 3.0 and PHP 5.2.6


Donations are accepted.

To Do

  • move ttl to main settings
  • move last replies to main settings
  • strip the session id from forum topic url that sometimes gets displayed
  • add ability to remove last X forum replies
  • allow to configure most recent X forum replies to show on WordPress post comments
  • add number of forum replies to WP post “Follow the discussion (X comments)”
  • add ability to override/select a specific IPB category per post (Dashboard / New Post)
  • add ability to map specific WP Author/Editor/Admin users to IPB users (Dashboard / Users)
  • add ability to work with an IPB forum on a different server than WordPress install
  • add ability to cross-post old WP posts to forum
  • add a post template to be parsed when cross-posting (title, date, excerpt, slug, content)
  • add better error handling and requirement checking (is initdata.php in the right path, etc…)
  • add an optional IPB comment form if possible, in place of WP comments + recognize the IPB user
  • buy more beer


  • Martin A. from IPB forums for vital IPB assistance
  • Christophe from IPB forums for valuable feedback and suggestions


  • The new topic created in the IP.Board forum category
  • Creating a new post in WordPress
  • The new post created in WordPress
  • Screenshot of the IPB Comments menu


See Other Notes for the To do list.



  • added @import(‘custom.css’) to allow for custom css without overwriting on update
  • add configurable ttl cache to admin settings options
  • implement the before/after admin settings options


  • correcting the mistagged 1.2.9


  • fixed a minor issue that affected the link text on the IPB forum post side of things


  • added a few additional configuration options to the Settings menu for IPB Comments


  • setup shop at Github


  • fixed an ipb redirect issue


  • fixed an ipb url issue when furl is not active


  • removed the friendly url requirement


  • readme.txt update, still learning SVN


  • Added support for IP.Board Topic replies to show as WP post comments
  • Added post styling to plugin stylesheet


  • Removed excess debug statements left in from testing


  • Improved the topic creation url
  • Fixed a critical bug introduced in 1.1 that failed to get the category ID


  • Separate stylesheet ipb-comments-for-wordpress.css


  • Added screenshots
  • Fixed readme.txt


  • First release

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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