I have been asked a couple times how I accomplished having a complete user integration between the software packages, so I have a small description of how I did it excluding having the packages all look the same.....that was hours of editing files and templates....don't ask!
Just wanted to let you know that it is possible to have a forum, blog and gallery all working on a single registration system and single login across the 3 different components. This is done using the 3 following packages:
Keep in mind, as it was pointed out to me earlier, that 4images is only for private use and nothing commercial without asking them and purchasing a license. It is perfecly FREE if it is for non-commercial sites and is in my mind the most comprehensive gallery software out there.
Starting with the forum (phpBB), install it and setup the registration that you want to be done here as it will be the registration and user database for all 3 components.
Install 4images gallery software (in the same database as phpBB). Then you must go to the following URL to get the phpBB integration for 4 images at:
This allows the gallery software (4images) to use the phpBB members to authenticate against so that there is only one memberlist and registration process (at forum).
Install in WordPress the wphpbb plugin located at:
If you use wphpbb itself it will integrate login and comments. If you only want the login, you can just install wphpbb-login (shows as a seperate plugin) on the same page.
Keep in mind that phpBB is the common thread. If you don't like that software package then you can ignore this entire thread!