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Do you have a punBB forum, do you want to drag your blog readers into your forum ? Then this plugin might just help, you can include somewhere in wordpress a list of recent punbb threads (topics) in a page, a post, and even in your theme – so your sidebar for example !


  1. unzip in your /wp-content/plugins/ directory. (You’ll have a new directory, with this plugin in /wp-content/plugins/punbb_recent_topics)
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure the plugin, you need to tell wordpress about punbb, this is done in the wordpress menu ‘Options’ -> ‘punBB Recent Topics’ The following Settings are required: * The name of your punBB database (e.g punbb) * The name of the table where topics are held (the default is punbb_topics ) * The full url of your forum for links (e.g. * The number of topics to show. (If left blank you get 5)
  4. Hit ‘Update Options”
  5. To output the list of topics in a page or post…
    * create a new page/post, type {punbb_recent_topics} , hit ‘Publish’ or ‘Create new page’ To output the list of topics in your theme sidebar… * edit sidebar.php and inside


div id=”sidebar”> type…

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Contributors & Developers

“punbb_recent_topics” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.