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WordPress phpbb bridge continue login (10 posts)

  1. Steven de Jong
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    When I've installed wordpress phpbb bridge I can log in via phpbb but I can not go back to the control panel of WordPress.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-phpbb-bridge/

  2. KingOfSpades
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have the same problem. There has been numerous posts for this issue, and I am a little bit confused of how people can use it.

    To my understanding it seems to be by design that you will need to login through pbpbb, as there is one interface required. But I don't know whether people who can successfully use this plugin have another way of editing their wordpress settings, enter blog entries, work on the css files etc. Because regardless what I did and I redid everything from scratch, followed the instructions, the widgets and all, still the same issue. I am not going to post the details here but if anyone interested this is one of the threads about this problem.

    Can someone who is using this plugin successfully tell us how they work on their wordpress settings and blogs, etc? I started to doubt myself that I am looking for the wrong thing!!!

  3. Yuibox
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same problem here.
    I wish the documentation was more clear than this.

  4. Yuibox
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, it is documentation problem
    Check the following
    1)

    Here's how to fix the problem;

    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!

    This time be sure to enable the phpBB3 Users Widget before "turning on" the bridge.

    Dear programmer, please correct your installation instructions, talk about a dark cloud over a potentially brilliant plug-in!

    2)

    you need to have your forums as a sub folder of your wordpress blog.

    for example:
    domain.com/wordpress/

    your forums need to be:
    domain.com/wordpress/forums/

    otherwise you will have issues with the wp-admin page..

    The developer just forgot to add this IMPORTANT information

  5. sheba2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Yiubox, many thanks for detailed guide to this plugin.

    Can you please comment on how well this is working for you? One of the latest posts says it slowed down the site considerably. Did you experience this?

    I was unable to install it and got this error message:

    Warning: require_once(/public_html/sfwp/wp-content/plugins/wp-phpbb-bridge/inc/wpbb_functions.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /public_html/sfwp/wp-content/plugins/wp-phpbb-bridge/wp_phpbb_bridge.php on line 154

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/public_html/sfwp/wp-content/plugins/wp-phpbb-bridge/inc/wpbb_functions.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /nsheba/public_html/sfwp/wp-content/plugins/wp-phpbb-bridge/wp_phpbb_bridge.php on line 154

  6. majamaki
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm having the exact same problem here. Once activated I can't gain access to the WP admin, it just continues to redirect me to my forum index page.

    Is it possible to have this work with the forums on a subdomain instead of a folder? What info can I change to make it work correctly with a subdomain?

    I have my forum installed on a subdomain from my WordPress site (WP site: http://chowchow.org/, phpBB Forum: http://forum.chowchow.org/). Both are on separate databases.

    I logged out and back in, yet still going to the admin URL simply redirects to Forum index.

    I can't even deactivate or change the pluggin settings now, I have to rename the plugin folder name in order for it to become inactive. How can I get this to work right? What am I missing here?

    Any help would be great as I really need to have a solution for integrating the two so I can begin to utilize the BuddyPress features with the existing forum members. I did pay a donation for the license.

  7. majamaki
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yuibox, I tried searching for: wpb_active, but nothing comes up, so I can't disable it.

  8. majamaki
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I found it, you had it spelled wrong or maybe the developer changed it. You should be searching for: wpbb_activate (correct) not wpb_activate (wrong). I was able to change it to no and access my wp-admin.

  9. zeoz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

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

    from plugin page :

    Installation

    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 :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HyL6XLLYlys

    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

    and/or

    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!

  10. majamaki
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the response zeos.

    However this does not address the issue about being able to access the wp admin with the plugin activated. The admin should always be available.

    Also in my database the value to search for is not wpb_activate, but instead it was wpbb_activate.

    I would like to use the plugin, but I also must have full access to the wp admin.

    One other note, the serial number is not registering. It does not save it.

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