the_stig wrote:Thanks Dicky,
So would the forum be hosted elsewhere or would it all be within my wordpress site?
the_stig wrote:Hi Daniel,
I want to integrate the look and login ideally. At the moment I have created a forum and given it some topics and categories etc, but I am struggling to even link it to my site. I managed to get mingle forums to sit within the site but cannot figure out how to do this with phpbb or if it is even possible!?
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:there are some integration things out there for wp and phpbb but most people simply put links to each one and try to make them look similar.
wp is very hard to work with as far as making changes to the code for html etc. the html and php are all mixed together. in phpbb they are completely separated which is much easier to work with.
murph133 wrote:I have integrated phpbb with wordpress; it took a decent bit of work, but I'm still not happy with the result.
The main problem is login integration. There are some problems where it doesn't log into wp, when you're logged into the forum. And, most people place the website/blog at the front of the site, so having the logins on the phpbb side doesn't make sense, and makes it more awkward for the user.
Another problem: wordpress has a lot of plugins which can quickly progress your site, however, having the login going through phpbb can restrict this and also cause confusion for the user.
I am currently using phpbb, but the integration is not ideal at all. I'd love it if someone could create a bridge so that wordpress login comes first and phpbb is the subordinate (a lot more practical).
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