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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.

17 reviews
Average Rating
3.3 out of 5 stars
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Download link is broken
By , for WP 4.4.1

I have install this plugin, now must i install an other plugin.

"Click here to download the modification package." This package does exist any more.

If i go to the page (http://www.wp-united.com/releases/wp-united-latest-phpbb)

I get the mesage "It looks like nothing was found at this location. Maybe try one of the links below or a search?"

Does not work: NO SUPPORT - Developer has abandoned
By , for WP 4.1.1

Tried the mod.
Could not get it to work.
No support.
Look at dates... it's clear the developer has abandoned this mod.

I am going to re-do my site and get rid of this, it changed too many configuration files and i want a clean install with no WP-United residue.


Thank you for anybody else writing their experience.

Broken download link for the MOD
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Broken link for the MOD package.

Link to phpbb mod is 404
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Does not work.
By , for WP 3.9.2

Doesn't seem to work no matter what I do and the only way to get support it would seem, is if you pay for it through their website.......

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.

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

Broken user integration and broken phpBB MOD.

Abandoned plugin...

This Mod Has Been Abandoned - No Support
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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.

It will break your site. AVOID
By , for WP 3.6.1

I'd give this zero if I could. When it works it only just works, with errors, however it totally broke my WordPress install and left me with a dead forum and blank screen.

The plugin is utterly awful; use it and expect your site to fail. Tried it with WordPress 3.6.1 and phpBB 3.0.11 as was the last versions it worked on (after researching on their site, etc).

As said, when it did work, it made the forum look bad; deactivated it and it not only tried to kill my forum (didn't quite, got it back), but did kill my WordPress install.

My recommendation - avoid. Use "iframe preserver", it embeds an iframe and works well. Not a perfect solution but it works.

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