WordPress/PHPBB/Gallery/MediaWiki Integration (12 posts)

  1. AphelionZ
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have a website with: PHPbb, Gallery, MediaWiki, and WordPress running, which I'm sure a TON of people do. I'm trying to set it up so that if a user is logged into one of them they are automatically logged into all the others for the rest of the session.

    I also want to set up a master registration page so that when a user registers and fills out the info all pertinent information is sent to the database for all four applications.

    Does anybody know anything of this or would anybody be willing to help me out? Please contact me.

  2. Christopher J. Hradil
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've done a number of projects similar/exactly like what you're looking to do. my email addy is chradil at comcast dot net if you need some help.

    what's your url ?

    depending on what the site is "based" on for example if it's a "blog" based site, etc. There are a couple of different approaches which will make your life much easier.

    For example, for "blog" based sites, I do a WP install in the site root, then I use xoops as the cms for the rest of the site, then instead of running a standalone phpBB for example I'll use the phpBB xoops module port, coppermine photo gallery port as a xoops mod, etc. same for mediawiki.

    If the site isn't "blog" based, I'll do a "root" install of xoops and use the WP 2.x.x xoops module as opposed to a standalone install of WP.

    my approach to all of this is pretty flexible, it requires some upfront work to get everything xhtml/css valid, and themed/styled correctly, but once that's done you have a really powerfull platform which you can add and enhance very quickly.

    if you have a site that's been running already with lots of existing content in the applications you've mentioned, getting things set up correctly is a bit more difficult, but still worth the effort. I'm helping some friends in the coming weeks move a REALLY busy blog site to this type configuration.

  3. AphelionZ
    Posted 10 years ago #

    My site it outletzine.org/newindex.php. It's a blog based publication out of Lowell, MA. We have a (much more 'artsy') print copy of our zine and we host a weekly event. We're looking to get a wider demographic interested, and also become somewhat of a content provider.

  4. eduo
    Posted 10 years ago #


    Would you be willing to make a kind of tutorial to explain what you did to integrate all these together?

    As for the reuse of users and passwords:

    With phpBB:
    PHPClass (which would need to be adapted): http://www.phpclasses.org/browse/package/1532.html
    WordPress Module (takes care of replacing the comments sytem with phpBB and single sign-on):

    ozgreg and kirk's wonderful work on embedding projects takes care of this:
    (latest CVS version: http://devtest.ozgreg.com/snapshot/wpg2allsnapshot.tar.gz )
    Which, in turn, spawned the whole Gallery Embedded website:


  5. Trent Adams
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have wordpress, phpbb, WikkaWiki and 4images all running using the phpBB cookie so all my users can use the same username and password for all applications. I know this is not what you are using, but it shows that it can be done with mods and plugins.

  6. Christopher J. Hradil
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just got around to reading some of the followups to the original posts in this thread, and wanted to offer the following in terms of an update -
    1) I think the links provided above for integration are very useful, and although I've considered using the phpBB cookie for single sign-on purposes, I've chosen to use xoops as the "core" framework for a site where i need more functionality than is possible using WP alone.

    2) Many other products have either exising ports as xoops modules or have a reasonably well documented method for integrating, including mediawiki, phpBB, of course WP, and many others.

    3) the last thing to consider, is how your individual sites will be used, for example on my personal site, i've opted to install different software in each /dir which is suited to each area's purpose/use. the / root of my site runss on WP, since I don't need that much functionality. the other area's use xoops, with WP, and other modules as needed, but I view each "area" as a separate site, thus install multiple copies of each package as needed, I've done this for a number of clients as well. Sometimes it's needed, sometimes it's not. That depends on what you are trying to accomplish specifically. I have two projects that have come up recently, which will each require a large amount of functionality, and so, will likely mimic what i've done at http://www.hradil.us - running the root as WP, then each area using the right platform for the section's purpose as opposed to using either xoops/Wp in the root and trying to hack everything together. The entire sites will still support a single sign on to some extent, depending on the specific content area.

    If you look at wordpress.org for example, the "forums" area requires a separate login from the "codex" area, which is fine, and suits the sites functional needs.
    same goes for the xoops main site, dev site and docs site.
    I think most users are used to sites operating this way, and since a wordpress.org "member" may or may not be interested in access to other specific areas, i don't think folks mind too much having to sign up more than once.

    having said all that, sure in a perfect world, a user could sign up for one of my sites one time, then have access to the areas they need/want with appropriate permissions for each, without needing to sign up more than once, i don't think that's practical at the moment, except as i mentioned, in the case of things like xoops "modules" or integration hacks.

    another good example is bbpress which runs this forum, one would hope that eventually, the logins can be easily integrated with WP or bbpress becomes available as a WP "plugin".

    on the opposite end, one of the site's i'm working on will have a developers area, and instead of the typical sign up confirmation email, each user will be admin approved, since they will have access to potentially harm the site itself, we need more control over who can/does sign up and who doesn't. so, using a single sign on for that site, doesn't make any sense.

    in a nutshell, there are many options available for integration of various products/features, etc. each of us needs to pick what works for us and for each site's specific situation. as long as we're using products like WP which is easily customizable, and things like the others i've mentioned, just about anything we can dream up is possible.


  7. dazburn
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i'm looking for an integration tool for phpBB and wordpress - i've managed to integrate phpBB and 4images but can't understand the instructions for wphpbb! I get lost at the function_exists bit or at least when i try to follow it none of the pages load properly.


  8. Trent Adams
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Did you get this working Darren? If not check out my address at the following URL and drop me a line:



  9. ThienAn
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi !

    I'm also trying to integrate Wiki, Gallery, PHPbb & WordPress... if you manage, can you put a little tutorial somewhere ?

    i found some solutions to put 2 to 2 together, like wordpress & gallery... or wordpress & phpbb... but i think it's not the best solution to put all that together, it will be sort of messy no ?

    thanks a lot ^^ !!!!!!!!! and sorry for my bad english...

    Thiên An

  10. Trent Adams
    Posted 10 years ago #

    1) 4images has a patch to use the phpbb users database. More found in forums for 4images
    2) Wikka has a patch and so does MediaWiki to use phpbb users database. More in their respective forums or google seach
    3) http://www.happypoet.com/hackery/wphpbb is the connection for wordpress and phpbb.

    Works for me! :-)


  11. Stefaan Lesage
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi guys,

    Did anyone acutally got this working ? I am currently investigating some way to integrate phpBB and WordPress. My goal would be to have a single login / user system where creating an account in phpBB would also create an account in WordPress and the other way around. Also changing passwords in one should change it in the other as well. If possible logging into the WordPress site would also log you in on the Forum side.

    Does anyone know if this is possible ? I tried checking the different links here on the forum, but really couldn't find a step by step guide on how to do this :-(



  12. pixelguy
    Posted 9 years ago #

    anything new?

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