WP phpBB Bridge
This plugin is a JOKE! (7 posts)

  1. Gaperville
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How do they even receive donations for this? Its a bunch of crap with the re-directs and logging you out of your admin. It will sabotage your entire WP and you better have knowledge of your phpAdmin to disable it or FTP and delete it. These people are over thinking the function of this way too much. It needs one simple function to syn the user name and p/w and thats it. These people have every intention of screw-balling you. This should constitute and cyber terrorism and should be put out by the law.


  2. doktornotor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    /me votes for capital punishment for idiocy...

  3. merianos
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    +1 doktornotor

  4. skapator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    +1 for the +1 doktonotor

  5. leptoon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Unfortunately, I have to agree with Gaperville. The plugin has a serious bug that has been needing to be addressed for over a month, yet the author of the plugin denies that it's even a bug at all so they won't do anything about it. A lot of people are having a problem with every forum user logging in as the admin on WP, which is a bug with the plugin and not with everyones websites. Until they fix it, I won't even consider donating.

  6. majamaki
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is a serious problem along with not being able to login to the admin once activated, rendering the plugin unusable. There is great potential for a killer plugin here, but it needs to be secure and function properly without hindering the site admin.

    @The Greek WordPress Community, this is your plugin, please get on the ball and address these issues. Do the right thing and make it a great plugin, don't let it go down in flames.

  7. zeoz
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    i cant understand why noone read the installation instructions...

    from plugin page :


    Once you have your WordPress and phpbb forum set up, download and install the WP phpBB Bridge plugin and activate it. (Make sure you use the same credentials for both WordPress and Phpbb Admin user: Name/email/pass)
    Note: There is a difference between activating the plugin and activating the bridge. You must activate the plugin first in order to see the WP phpbb widgets, but DO NOT activate the bridge just yet.

    Go to menu Appearance/widgets. (You will find 4 new widgets)
    Drag & drop the widget called "phpbb3 Users Widget" to the widget area of your template to activate it.
    If you want you can activate all widgets but make sure that you fill the form "forums" with the id's of phpbb forums you like, to get topics from in widget "Phpbb3 posts widget"
    Go in menu: «WP phpBB Bridge» and complete the paths for config.php and ucp.php.
    Typically it should be similar to this depending on your file structure:

    Path to config.php: /home/content/html/wordpress folder/forum folder/config.php
    URL to ucp.php: http://YOUR-WEBSITE.com/phpbbfolder/ucp.php

    Now activate bridge.
    That's it !! You're good to go...

    you can also see how to install it in this video :

    If you've completely botched this up, there are a few things you can do:
    1.) The easiest method is to go to your website FTP, locate your wp-content folder > plugins and completely delete your PHPBB bridge plugin


    2.)If you need immediate access to wp-admin then all you need to do is FTP into your WordPress plugins directory and rename the wp-phpbb-bridge plugin folder to something else. You'll be able to access wp-admin once again.

    The problem however is that the bridge function of the plugin is still enabled in MySQL... Here's the fix for that...

    Login into phpMyAdmin from your CPanel and open your WordPress database. Search for wpb_active and select all the DB tables before clicking Go. You'll now see the row wpb_active, click on edit. Change both "yes" values to no. You now have your wp-admin back!

    hope this helps and isn't too confusing. Good luck!

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