The WP phpBB Bridge is the evolution of «WordPress to phpBB3 Bridge». The first version of the plugin was designed to synchronize users of phpBB to WordPress, so when a user log-in to phpBB would be simultaneously connected to WordPress also.
The new version by e-xtnd.it added new features and improvements to exploit many of the features of WordPress previously were not available. Also has been added one new Widget to give more options for your blog.
After activating the Plugin, the user is redirected to connect and disconnect at phpBB. Also keeps the record within the phpBB3 and not WordPress. If a user does not exist in the tables in WordPress, then a new user is created . It should also be noted that after the activation several of the functions of phpBB will be available in WordPress in widget area.
Shares user authentication with phpBB3, by forcing phbBB to handle all the authentication.
Adds new users to WordPress user table from the phpBB3 user table.
Synchronizes WordPress user table from phpBB3 user table.
Allows WordPress themes to display current/last visit date/time as displayed in phpBB3
Widget for user login/user information from phpBB3 to be displayed.
Meta links widget that has registration, logging in, WordPress admin, Forum moderation, and Forum administration links. phpBB3 links visible based on user authentication.
Forum links widget that has links to various forum functions and pages based on the phpBB3 user authentication level.
Multilanguage, 4 languages already included (English, Greek, Spanish, Russian) more will be included in the next version.
Italian language added – Translator : Slash
Spanish language added – Translator : Nader [http://www.dmbnader.es/]
Polish language added – Translator : Bavar [http://nooblandia.com/]
Serial number problem solved
WP phpBB Bridge Users Widget form elements width, can change from plugin settings page
Brazilian Portuguese language added – Translator : Chico Gois [http://www.mundophpbb.com.br]
cURL move from all plugin files and replaced with other methods cURL free.
Link to settings page has been improved in order to work properly in WordPress installations into a sub folder.
We added extra control for phpBB ACL object in order to stop generating Fatal errors into /inc/wpbb_functions.php
We totaly removed the curl functionality from /wp_phpbb_bridge.php
We changed the file existance for config.php and ucp.php
We fixed I18n errors from wpbb_admin.php
You can now delete the serial number from database, by empting the serial number field, and press the «Remove backlink» button
We modified the code to remove the problem with CURL
We modified the WP phpBB Bridge Users widget, to stop return error in case that is installed in a widget position and the bridge is diactivated
We fixed the bug produced by DateTime:diff()
New easier way to deactivate the plugin.
You can select from which categories in WordPress new assigned posts will be auto submited in relevant phpBB forums.
You can specify which authors posts in WordPress will be published in phpBB forums
New user friendly dashboard
fixed bug on avatars . Now guests of blog can view the avatars
phpBB3 Posts Widget now display the latests threads with the correct order.
Avatars are integrated too. Comments made by registered users now will contain the avatar that is assigned to the user on phpBB.
Spanish language translation (Thanks to bystander)
Russian language translation (Thanks to indamix)
You can now create instances of the same widget.
Displays latest’s post’s of specific forum id’s
Once you have your WordPress and phpbb forum set up, download and install the WP phpBB Bridge plugin and activate it. (Make sure you use the same credentials for both WordPress and Phpbb Admin user: Name/email/pass)
Note: There is a difference between activating the plugin and activating the bridge. You must activate the plugin first in order to see the WP phpbb widgets, but DO NOT activate the bridge just yet.
Go to menu Appearance/widgets. (You will find 4 new widgets)
Drag & drop the widget called «phpbb3 Users Widget» to the widget area of your template to activate it.
If you want you can activate all widgets but make sure that you fill the form «forums» with the id’s of phpbb forums you like, to get topics from in widget «Phpbb3 posts widget«
Go in menu: «WP phpBB Bridge» and complete the paths for config.php and ucp.php.
Typically it should be similar to this depending on your file structure:
Path to config.php: /home/content/html/wordpress folder/forum folder/config.php URL to ucp.php: http://YOUR-WEBSITE.com/forum/ucp.php
Now activate bridge.
That’s it !! You’re good to go…
Support & Consulting
We are able to offer commercial support and consulting services to help clients build successful integrated websites based on WP phpBB Bridge.
NOTE: We are proud to be listed as WordPress consultants for Europe by Automattic. Code Poet is a directory of WordPress professionals, web designers, and developers who specialize in building beautiful and efficient WordPress sites brought to you by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com
Need help installing WP phpBB Bridge, WordPress or phpBB?
Have a website partially integrated and need help with?
Does your integrated site have bugs and needs debugging?
Need help with the tricky stuff?
Ηad used in past an other plugin or hack for integration and want help to transfer to WP phpBB Bridge?
We can help you with this, and many more. Whether it’s a simple installation, or a custom design and implementation of the engine for an interactive site, we can help.
Below we provide an indicative price list for basic tasks. Note that these prices are only indicative, and will vary based on time required, complexity, ease of access to your server and schedule.
Basic installation does not usually include design services, such as creating a WordPress theme. We can do much more than this — but for more complex requirements, we’ll need a brief , before we can provide a quote.
Support WP phpBB Bridge development
Please note that pricing is relatively low — the aim is to fund WP phpBB Bridge development and cover time costs, while improving WP phpBB Bridge.
Basic services (non-exhaustive list) Indicative cost in EU€ (varies — Please contact us for a quote)
Install and set-up phpBB, limited customization. €50
Install and set-up WordPress using a pre-existing theme. €70
Integrate WordPress into an existing phpBB site using WP phpBB Bridge. €70
Install and set-up an integrated site with WordPress, phpBB and WP phpBB Bridge using pre-existing themes. €80
Troubleshooting and security. Please contact us
Resolve theme / template incompatibilities in an integrated site. Please contact us
Resolve bugs or incompatibilities in third-party themes, WordPress plugins or phpBB mods. Please contact us
Review security of integrated site and offer suggestions for improvement. Please contact us
Integrations, Upgrades & Migration
We can offer an upgrade of phpBB, WordPress, WP-phpbb-bridge site to the latest version. Please contact us
Migration of site to new host. Please contact us
Initial contact is via e-mail, by filling the contact form below. We aim to respond to all e-mails within 48 hours, but please allow some time due to time differences (we are based in Greece (GMT + 2).
When collaborating on a project, we aim to communicate as much as necessary.
All payment must be made via PayPal. These services do not require you to be a member to pay, and offer consumer protection.
We require a deposit prior to project commencement, with the full balance paid once the final site has been verified, prior to final uploading to your server.
So that we’re on the same page, the commencement of any work is subject to agreement to a few basic terms of service and a statement of deliverables.
Any data, templates and code incorporated into your website will remain your property under your licensing terms during and following any work we perform.
We will not retain any client data or server access information subsequent to completion of our work. However we do request that, you grant us only a temporary (S)FTP account, that is deleted or has its password changed once we have finished.
WP phpBB Bridge code itself is released under the GNU GPL. You can use it however you wish, as long as you (a) attribute us as the original creators; and (b) if you offer it or any derivative for download, you must release it under the same license. Of course, we would prefer to discuss such arrangements first.
Note that this only applies to offering WP-phpbb-bridge for download or installing it as a service to others — not for using WP phpBB Bridge to display your site to users.