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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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Nice plugin
By , for WP 4.1

Work nice with phpbb 3.0.13 & wordpress 4.1 thank's for the plugin, but one option no work it's when an user subscrib with phpbb he doesn't create profil in wordpress. I desiable the sign in in phpbb ;)

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 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!

One of The Best!
By , for WP 3.6.1

For what this plugin does it is really user friendly all you need to do is read.I had it setup , looking great , custom & work in about two hours.
"Some one that knows what they are doing could have it done in 15min"

List of what you need for the users having install issue
1)plugin.
2)automod & wp-united mod.
3)have the ability to read.

Thank you for the plugin! never thought I could have the forum I wanted in WP being I am a newbie to all this.

Superb Coding
By , for WP 3.6

I'm rating as a developer who has been working on the code in this plugin. It is one of the best coded plugins I've found on WordPress. A wider use of PHP functions and more innovative procedures than many premium plugins that exist.

I can see a secure and safe plugin. That matters a lot in a plugin of this nature but despite this it is often less considered by many WordPress users. Even if there are bugs in this plugin, it is still one of or possibly the best place to start with WP phpBB integration.

I'll be adapting some functions for our own WP e-Customers plugin which has a modular/section approach. I looked at all bridge plugins through research as WP e-Customers is to have WP to phpBB (not phpBB to WP) functionality. So we're not making a rival but a different tool catering to a different approach. I've already mentioned WP United in my source comments.

Ryan Bayne

Fully functional
By ,

Does full functional that is described in features.

Best solution of all
By , for WP 3.5.2

Very straightforward step-by-step instructions and it does what it says. I have a client whose 10-year-old phpBB forum could NOT be imported into any other system compatible with WordPress and dude wanted to keep EVERY. SINGLE. POST. WP United made it easy to integrate subscribers/paid users between the WP site and phpBB. Once it's working, set it and forget it.

A couple of caveats:
1) This integration is NOT for WordPress or PHP beginners. Not because of the plugin or because of WP, but because phpBB itself is not for beginners when it comes to adding MODs. You have to be able to follow directions in editing PHP code when using phpBB. There's no way around it.

2) This plugin works best with very sleek, minimal themes (if you're going for full theme integration.) The aforementioned client has a graphics-heavy theme with e-commerce, paid member management, and other special features out the wazzoo. So I turned off theme integration and it works beautifully to post elements of the phpBB forum in WordPress and integrate users.

Again, you have to know how to follow directions and edit code and upload individual files to make the plugin work in your system. If you're using phpBB, you should already have this skill.

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