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  • Hey there,

    I’m seeing a good number of downloads for the WP_SMF bridge, but few comments. How are things going for everyone?

    Having trouble installing? Working well?

    Please let me know, I’d love to see how the bridge is working out for everyone!

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  • Just a reminder to those new to the bridge:

    It’s a two-part bridge. WP_SMF is hosted on WordPress, and installs as a plugin into WordPress. It must be under the directory “wp-content/plugins/wp_smf/”. It must also be configured under the admin panel under “Plugins->SMF”.

    The second part of the bridge, the “twin plugin”, is called SMF_Wordpress. It is installed as a regualar plugin into SMF. It can be downloaded here:

    Let me know how it goes for all of you!

    Does this work without any problems with WP 2.3?

    I just recently installed this using WP 2.3 and SMF 1.1.4

    The syncing of user information back and forth works, the login part does not work for me.

    This is the problem I am having: I log into WP then go to SMF. SMF is still asking me to login. The weird think though is that in the Users Online box on the SMF screen my user name shows up as online.

    It’s like a record is getting recorded in the SMF database to register me as online, but the SMF cookies are not getting set properly, so I’m not actually being logged in.

    Has anyone had this problem and solved it?

    jjgallow any thoughts?


    I’ve had the same problem that seeknetlife had. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like jjgallow will be working on the bridge anymore.

    I hope somebody else will be able to update the bridge for new versions of SMF and WP. I like SMF a lot and it would be great to have it.

    I’m kind of stunned no one has done this. I wish I knew how. Great way to build traffic to your website is to build this and give it away.

    Is there anyone out there that has provided a working and supported bridge?

    jjgalow, i’ve installed this on smf 1.1.5 and wpmu: so far working very well.

    the only hiccup is that the smf stats does not seem to register new registration in the smf_log-activity? new users registered, yet the stats (index.php?action=stats) show zero registration for the month.

    not sure if this is related to this bridge.


    I’m using it (here) on WP 2.3.3 with SMF 1.1.4. I’ve modified it a bit so users can sync with their existing forum account, even though their WP accounts were new.

    I’ve upgraded the site (on a dev environment) to WP 2.5.1 and SMF 1.1.5 and it broke (because of WP 2.5.1).

    I hope something will turn up from here.

    I’m using WP 2.5.1 and being I don’t really care much for bbPress, I would also like to find a bridge for SMF 1.1.5 (user self-registrations disabled on the forum) but would import my WP members.


    Well gumfi claims that the plugin works with 2.5.1, but for me, once I activate it, I get kicked out of the site, and cannot login until I delete the plugin files.

    Anyone else had this sort of problem?

    Guess I’ll keep an eye on this thread…


    Trying to use the bridge here too.

    Getting a very odd bug with it, however. Using Safari on my Mac, I can create an account in WP, login to it, then visit the forums, where I am automatically logged in, I can log out and log back in, no problems, I can edit my password with no issues either.

    However on Firefox on my Mac, or on my clients PC or IE on his PC, this function is broken. The account is created both in WP and SMF, but the user is never logged into SMF, nor will it allow you to log in independantly.

    Very confused about this, since with it working on Safari 3, I would expect both Firefox 3 and IE7 to have no issues.

    In FF3, i cant login to the forum installed with this bridge; not sure if this is a browser or bridge issues…

    Ha! I’ve found the problem (for my case, at least)!

    It has nothing to do with cookies or wordpress 2.5, but with the sql connection in the api.

    In smf_api_1.1.php, in line 166 we should change:
    @mysql_connect($db_server, $db_user, $db_passwd)

    @mysql_connect($db_server, $db_user, $db_passwd, true)

    This will prevent the SMF bridge from hogging the sql connection, thus allowing for wordpress to keep on running as usual

    Thanks, yassa!!!

    It solves the “kick out” and registration problems but it’s still impossible to manage/bridge single login/logout between WP and SMF. Please help 🙂

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