WordPress phpBB integration without linking users

It is possible to use the plugin without linking users between WordPress and phpBB. You can display Last Topics Widgets and Shortcodes to display phpBB Last Posts or Posts content into WordPress Pages/Posts. It is also possible to use the iframed WP page, to display the phpBB forum into a WordPress page (also cross domain*). Without linking users, you may can integrate also a version of phpBB prior (<) of phpBB 3.1 to display phpBB Last Topics Widgets/Shortcodes or phpBB Posts Shorcodes into WordPress.

You could use the plugin in this way just to transfer/migrate users between phpBB and WordPress or viceversa.

To install WP_w3all integration without linking users, follow these steps:
Install the plugin

open with text editor the file:
/wp-content/plugins/wp-w3all-phpbb-integration/wp_w3all.php
+- on top of the file, search for this line

change into

save/replace the edited wp_w3all.php file into plugin folder.

Now it is necessary to activate the plugin: setup the Path and URL setting following instructions into WP admin -> Settings -> WP_w3all config page. You do not need to follow any other further instruction about cookie setup and/or phpBB ACP settings in this case. So after plugin has been activated, by setting Path to a valid phpBB config.php file and URL setting, you can use Widgets Last Topics Posts and use Shortcodes into WP pages and posts, to display phpBB contents or to use the users transfers options in this state. The URL setting if the plugin is merely used to transfer users, is not needed. Just setup the path to a valid phpBB config.php file.

Hint Note*: without linking users between phpBB and WordPress, it is also possible to use the plugin for cross domains installations (not only domain and subdomain). Just create a valid custom phpBB config.php file, as suggested into Wp admin -> WP_w3all config page, and use it.

2 thoughts on “WordPress phpBB integration without linking users”

  1. Hello,

    thank you for sharing this mod.

    Did I understand it correctly that the unlinked user installation have all main features of the plugin, so that I can transfer after it the users, they can log in in both phpbb and wordpress – if the user change the password or mail adress – will this synced between the both systems? Last topics can I use in wordpross.
    But I have to set a path to a config.php with credentials of phpBB and the users can’t use an single sign on – right?

    I use phpBB 3.0 for some reasons and the latest wordpress. So that should no problem, correctly?

    Thank you for your help 🙂

    Greats Thomas

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