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WP-United : phpBB WordPress Integration

WP-United integrates phpBB and WordPress to make a social site. Enable any of these modules: sign-on, theming, widgets, cross-posting and behaviour.

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52 reviews
Average Rating
3.3 out of 5 stars
This is how an intergration module should work
By , for WP 3.9.2

The is the example of what an integration module should do and provides all the features. Worked great right out of the box for us. I would like to see a little better on the theme integration like being able to force a fixed header. also be able to show the wp dashbaord menu. other wise works great.

I am using is as PHPBB inside WordPress.

WP-United: Forum does not launch after CSS integration
By ,

does not work as soon as you do the css integration.
forum never launches!

A must-have plugin!
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is an excellent plugin!

Since there aren't that many actively supported MODs for phpBB, I have to do certain things through WordPress such as adding a calendar with the possibility for users to add their events.

Thankfully this plugin lets me synchronise phpBB accounts with WordPress so that users that register on my forum can make use of the aforementioned WordPress features without having to make a separate account for that.

I hope you will continue to update and support this plugin as this is a must-have for any decent site built on WordPress with a phpBB forum! :)

Great Concept, if it only worked!
By , for WP 3.9.1

Every time you try to change a setting, you have to re-set your phpbb3 installation path. In addition, many of the features don't work. Also, a lot of code blocks were never closed, leaving compatibility issues with other themes, plugins, or widgets

After six months of use
By , for WP 3.8.2

Concept of WP-United is great. It also worked ALMOST well out of the box, but needed some customizing both PHPbb and WordPress side before I could go live with it. I also used separate templating on phpBB and WP to avoid problems.

After using WP-United for over 6 months on our live phpBB3 & WP website I can't recommend WP-United to anyone for live usage. The plugin is actually ABANDONED as there is no response on developer website or at support forums.

If you're not good yourself in modifying and updating phpBB3 and WP codewise, it's just too risky to use this plugin.

Great Job!!
By ,

Very nicely done work. As a developer with experience I would say that this is quite complicated implementation. It is not easy to integrate phpBB forum into WordPress template. Unfortunately not a lot of people understand the level of complexity. They do not understand the fact that website is hard work and expecting to have everything for granted.
jhong thank you for this plugin. I successfully implemented it on our website http://wpaam.com. Works great with minor issues which I hope you'll help me to resolve. But this is another conversation.
Keep working on it and think about payed either version or support.

The best there is
By , for WP 3.8.1

I love this plugin so much, it really helps me connect wordpress to phpBB and vice-versa.

One thing I am having problems with is the dragging the "strings" in the User Mapping options, they seem to get stuck in Chrome but I am going to try some other browsers and see if that improves anything.

Thank you so much for developing this!

Boken plugin - Abandoned...
By , for WP 3.8.1

Broken user integration and broken phpBB MOD.

Abandoned plugin...

Do not install unless you know what you are doing.
By , for WP 3.8.1

I like the plugin's features, but there is a bug where it doesn't work with certain themes.

This Mod Has Been Abandoned - No Support
By ,

I managed to get this mod to work and it did the job but have since removed it as there is zero support, so if anything goes wrong you're on your own and your site could be down for days. Not worth the risk for me. The wp-united support forum is still there but littered with spam posts which is all that gets posted there. My question posted months ago still lies unanswered except for a spam post or two.

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