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Re: phpBB forum on Wordpress site

Post by knmt »

There's no easy way to integrate WordPress and phpBB without causing issues. You can't put phpBB forum inside WordPress because they share some function names and variables, unless you hack A LOT of files. The best we could achieve is to style both softwares the same, and use one's API functions to get user data from another's database and combine them, with proper cookie authorization (for WordPress). The challenge is phpBB requires more user information than WordPress, so it's best to let users register using phpBB, and then let them comment on the WordPress blog using those registered accounts (you will need to register those accounts on WordPress, too.)

Another thing's worth mentioning is the two softwares use different password hashing mechanism, which might also cause a lot of headache.

I did successfully integrate phpBB and WordPress, but the only reason I did that was because the forum is already active and there are already thousands of members. If you're planning to start a new forum that has support for WordPress, using BuddyPress or bbPress would be more ideal (they're developed by some WordPress guys). They're not that feature-rich, but is enough for a simple forum.

There are other new WordPress forum projects, such as Simple Press. Here's the link in case you guys want to take a look ;).
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Re: phpBB forum on Wordpress site

Post by Oo Alias oO »

Sorry for the "bump".

I've noticed people here are trying what I am trying to do aswell.

Has anyone worked out how to have the wordpress header and footer, and then forum in the middle? Inlcuding the header file in php doesnt work in phpbb, for some reason, I assume its not designed to work like that (get included rather than, include it seperatly.

I would reskin phpbb, but then if I update my WP header, it wont update on phpbb which I dont really want. Anyone find any solutions on top of this thread?
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Re: phpBB forum on Wordpress site

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie »

yes you can "include" your php file in phpbb.
you turn on allowing php in templates from the admin panel security section.

then, you use the proper variable to do the include.

search here for how to use php in templates.

you don't need to reskin phpbb you can simply add the header/footer html from the wp header.php file to your phpbb overall_header.html file
tweak css etc and you are done.

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Re: phpBB forum on Wordpress site

Post by bobsherman »

I am curious to see if there is any recommended or preferred WP plugin now in 2016? I have seen a couple ones but it looks like they are targeted towards webmasters with an existing forum who want to port it over to Wordpress. I would be starting from scratch.
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Maybe you have already take a look into this? :)
WordPress phpBB integration plugin ... tegration/

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Post by MeowMiau »

I tried getting login integration to work but ultimately had to drop it to focus on other things. Has anyone found a nice solution to this for 2018? :)
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Re: phpBB forum on Wordpress site

Post by Mick »

I believe WP has a plugin, maybe ask there?
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