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  • Resolved thewebdeveloperllc


    Is there any way to edit the plugin so that it will accept a path to a forum installation onto a seperate server?

    I want to link 3 wordpress websites into 1 forum, but the forum is located on a different server.

    Is there a hack or method to do this?


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  • SchattenMann



    you need to copy your smf files that are beeing included on index.php (SSI.php, Subs-Post.php, etc) into your WP installation. also copy the SMF config file and edit the server to your remote SMF server. then allow remote mysql connections and maybe it will work…

    Thread Starter thewebdeveloperllc


    OK I will try this tomorrow and give you some feedback on my success or failure 🙂

    Thread Starter thewebdeveloperllc


    I had some time now so I went ahead and tried this. All went well, but a couple of things:

    1) You need to copy Themes/default too – the whole folder
    2) In settings.php – in addition to updating the database info, you need to update the file paths to the sources and board DIR as well – from the REMOTE server, to the LOCAL one:

    $boarddir = ”;
    $sourcedir = ”;



    im not any expert in SMF wo my advise is:

    create a SMF folder with all the usual content simple don’t install any BD…

    in settings.php add your remote sql server settings.

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