One thing that is NOT obvious - but fairly critical - the "hack" does not make it possible to create your user ID through the wiki software - you can only successfully create a user ID through the phpBB registration page...
Here is the page where it documents everything you need to modify to get this to work:
This is using Wikka Wiki:
this sounds like exactly what i'm looking for. any idea if it works with postgresql? i already have postgres on my servers and i wouldn't want to install another db *even if* mysql were anywhere near as good as postgres.
(one of the reasons i chose phpbb rather than one of the many others was that it works with postgres and doesn't require you to use over-hyped toys like mysql).
mediawiki suffers from this problem. it's a fantastic piece of wiki software, easily one of the best - but it only works with mysql. which kind of kills it for me.
actually, what i'd like to see is a wiki mod for phpbb which:
- allowed you to create new wikis just as you create new forums (i.e. each wiki entry would need a forum id and a category id along with whatever other metadata needs to be stored about it)
- allowed you to set read/write permissions for each wiki the same as for forums. that way you could separate wiki areas for different user groups, say, the Staff & User groups.
- bbcode support, including a [wiki] tag in forum posts.
- Revision Control, with changelog, history, diffs, reversion, etc.
the wikiness mod that someone mentioned in this thread does some of this (most of it) but development seems to have stalled back in May last year.