WordPress phpBB
mChat integration

This procedure assume you installed the wp_w3all WordPress phpBB integration plugin (in linked users mode or not) into WordPress, and phpBB mChat into your phpBB. At date of this post, the code as is can be applied by anyone, but this is a raw procedure for advanced users. To optimize at best for your site, you may have to change something on the little javascript code you’ll add as explained on install steps. You can see the concept and code to apply available here:

WordPress phpBB mChat w3all procedure

see the live raw working example here:

WordPress phpBB mChat integration example

Just a good point to start from, that can be improved under any aspect and to fit any needs.

phpBB WordPress template integration (iframe v3)

v3 version (for cool people) old v2 version is here

PAGE HELP – JS code – UPDATED on 21 Gen 2019
(related views/page-forum.phpupdated on 3 Gen 2019)

/trunk/addons/page-forum.php

phpBB SEO mods compatible

wp_w3all plugin 1.9.4 >

(READ ALL this page)

wp_w3all responsive iframe procedure

After you built/create the WP forum template page via option
WP_w3all phpBB embedded on WordPress Template
on WP_w3all admin config page, and the blank page on WordPress Admin -> Pages -> Add New, titled the same of created wp_w3all template page, so forum or board  etc (then you’ll have into your active WordPress template folder a file named page-forum.php or page-board.php etc), to complete the procedure and get the responsive iframe height for the embedded/iframed phpBB into WordPress template page you need:

Open with a text editor your phpBB template file overall_footer.html

and just before the closing </body> tag, add this code (do not select lines column numbers on copied code):

after you pasted this code into phpBB overall_footer.html
edit following lines:

change axew3.com to fit your domain name (example axew3.com)
do NOT add http(s):// OR the point in front nor anything else, just add
yourdomain.com or set it as localhost if on localhost test. If phpBB is at subdomain.domain.com, add domain.com as value
(MANDATORY!) or resizer won’t work
now check the other line to change:

change value
https://www.axew3.com/w3/forum
on this line, to point to the URL of the WordPress created/named forum page (do not add final slash and change http or https as needed)
MANDATORY!

Finally, check this line

in the code you added (last line): this should correctly point to the iframeResizer.contentWindow.min.js file that you’ll go to add into phpBB root folder. You need to use the absolute URL (use http or https as needed, and adjust the url to fit your needs)
(MANDATORY!) or resizer won’t work

AFTER EDITED, save and load the modified overall_footer.html into your phpBB style folder, overwriting the default one, and so

load through ftp on the phpBB root folder (or copy/paste), the file
iframeResizer.contentWindow.min.js
that is contained inside folder
wp/wp-content/plugins/wp-w3all-phpbb-integration/addons/resizer

After this, phpBB require to recompile the template, or modifications to template files not affect (to overall_footer.html in this case). Open phpBB ACP, and so under:

Server Configuration -> Load settings -> Recompile stale style components set to YES and save. Load one time a phpBB full forum page. Leave as is at moment, if you follow adding also the code on overall_header.html (more below), then after may return to ACP, reset to NO and save. This step is needed one time to load the template modifications on phpBB (and any time you edit a phpBB template file to for modifications take effect), but this option should be ever set to NO into an online/production site to save server resources. It is normally set to yes only for testing/devel purpose or to apply modifications on phpBB templates files.

Notification email links to point to iframe: follow read more below for the pure Javascript solution. Refer to v2 or v1 code for htaccess or js solution editing phpBB notifications files.

The new V3 w3all iframe code do not use anymore htaccess to force redirect as on V1 code, and substantially not rewrite URLs forcing redirect to iframe, but use pure Javascript (reload) code, that as you may imagine, lead to some different result: you’ll not have to edit phpBB notification links on phpBB notification files as on V1 or V2 code, to force users redirect to iframe when they click on notification email link. But in this case, any user except bots, will be redirected (as code is, but it can be easily changed to assume different behaviors, may excluding admins or moderators etc) to the WP iframed page, if the forum accessed via real phpBB url.



If you want phpBB email notification links or any phpBB direct url to be redirected to wp iframed forum page using pure javascript, follow this step:

Open with a text editor your phpBB template file overall_header.html

and just immediately after this code (or by the way, before the closing tag </head>)

add the following code:

On added code, change URL on the line where (line 3):

to fit/point to the WordPress iframed forum page: DO NOT ADD final slash and setup as http or https as needed.

NOTE: if you added the code above into phpBB overall_header.html then you’ll need to remove this part of code from the code you added into the overall_footer.html:

Recompile phpBB template and reset to no the option when changes applied

whenever you want: to get the iframe responsive for ACP phpBB admin panel, read this post. My (personal) suggestion is to stop here and try to use the integration leaving ACP out of iframe joke. If by the way you want to follow, before to apply then you’ll have to little change the above code for overall_footer.html and overall_header.html in this way:

on code for overall_footer.html remove this part:

on code for overall_header.html remove this part:

change into:

phpBB WordPress template integration (iframe v2)

See  NEW v3 phpBB WordPress template integration code

v2 version (OBSOLETE)

See  NEW v3 phpBB WordPress template integration code

PAGE HELP and JS code – UPDATED on 21 Dec 2018
(related views/page-forum.phpupdated on 26 Sep 2018)

you need to use this version of page-forum.php for this javascript code:
/tags/1.9.3/addons/page-forum.php

wp_w3all responsive iframe procedure

After you’ve built/created the WP forum template page via
WP_w3all phpBB embedded on WordPress Template
option on WP_w3all admin config page, and the blank page on WordPress Admin -> Pages -> Add New, titled the same of created wp_w3all template page, so forum or board  etc (then you’ll have into your active WordPress template folder a file named page-forum.php or page-board.php etc), to complete the procedure and get the responsive iframe height for the embedded/iframed phpBB into WordPress template page you need:

Open with a text editor your phpBB template file overall_footer.html

and just before the closing </body> tag, add this code (do not select lines numbers column on copied code):

after you pasted this code into phpBB overall_footer.html
edit following lines:

change axew3.com to fit your domain name (example axew3.com)
do NOT add http(s):// OR the point in front nor anything else, just add
yourdomain.com or set it as localhost if on localhost test. If phpBB is at subdomain.domain.com, add domain.com as value
(MANDATORY!) or resizer won’t work
now check the other line to change:

change value
https://www.axew3.com/w3/forum
on this line, to point to the URL of the WordPress created forum page
(do not add final slash and change http or https as needed)
MANDATORY!

Finally, check this line

in the code you added (last line): this should correctly point to the iframeResizer.contentWindow.min.js file that you’ll go to add into phpBB root folder. You need to use the absolute URL (use http or https as needed, and adjust the url to fit your needs)
(MANDATORY!) or resizer won’t work

AFTER EDITED, save and load the modified overall_footer.html into your phpBB style folder, overwriting the default one, and so

load through ftp on the phpBB root folder (or copy/paste), the file
iframeResizer.contentWindow.min.js
that is contained inside folder
wp/wp-content/plugins/wp-w3all-phpbb-integration/addons/resizer

After this, phpBB require to recompile the template, or modifications to template files not affect (to overall_footer.html in this case). Open phpBB ACP, and so under:

Server Configuration -> Load settings -> Recompile stale style components set to YES and save. Load one time a phpBB full forum page. So return to ACP and reset to NO, save. This step is needed one time to load the template modifications on phpBB (and any time you edit a phpBB template file to for modifications take effect), but this option should be ever set to NO into an online/production site to save server resources. It is normally set to yes only for testing/devel purpose or to apply modifications on phpBB templates files.

How to update to latest iframe js code and page-forum.php?

Update the plugin (or download plugin and copy files by /resizer folder)
so files inside folder
/wp-content/plugins/wp-w3all-phpbb-integration/addons/resizer
results updated (or do it manually substituting these files with latest released https://github.com/davidjbradshaw/iframe-resizer)
so substitute/replace the file you added into phpBB root folder with latest iframeResizer.contentWindow.min.js
copy it from
/wp-content/plugins/wp-w3all-phpbb-integration/addons/resizer
folder and replace in phpBB root folder.

Replace the old code added into phpBB overall_footer.html file with the new one above into this page, take care to setup on it needed values as now  required.

Remember to rebuild phpBB template after these steps to let changes take effect.

Now rebuild the page forum in WP w3all admin page, or manually copy the new page-forum.php version contained on folder
/wp-content/plugins/wp-w3all-phpbb-integration/addons
and paste it into your WordPress template folder, renaming it as needed, so for example page-board.php if you setted up board for the forum page name on wp_w3all admin page.

Done.

Note: if you want a custom page-forum, just open the page-forum.php (or whatever you named it) and read inline hints inside. It is so easy to create a custom page forum (for example with two columns etc). If any help more. just post on help forums here at axew3.com or at wordpress.org.



If you want phpBB email notification links to point to iframe, follow this step about htaccess:

phpBB htaccess for phpBB notification email to point WP forum page (1.6.9>)

to activate the rewrite right click/copy links on iframe, to point to iframe, activate the related code removing the two lines:

/* remove this line to activate htaccess trick
and
*/ //remove this line to activate htaccess trick

NOTE: to get the iframe to be responsive for ACP phpBB admin panel, read this post.

Transfer phpBB users into WordPress or WordPress users into phpBB

If you want to use the phpBB WordPress integration plugin just to transfer users between WordPress and phpBB or phpBB to WordPress, follow instructions on this help page:

WordPress phpBB integration without linking users

WordPress phpBB Latest phpBB Topics shortcode by forums IDS

WP_w3all 1.8.8 or >

Vers. 1.0

see also:
phpBB posts into WordPress post shortcode how to
WordPress phpBB Latest phpBB Topics shortcode how to

and all others listed under the “common how” to section

WordPress phpBB Latest phpBB Topics FOR SPECIFIC FORUMS IDS – shortcode how to

To add a WP_w3all shortcode, and display a list of Latest updated phpBB Topics from specified Forums ID/IDS into a WordPress post/page, the WordPress shortcode to use is like this:

change the topics_number value 5 with the number of Last phpBB topics/posts you need to retrieve and display , AND forums_id value 3,9
based on forum’s ids you like to retrieve posts from. In the above shortcode example it retrieve posts from forums with ID 3 and 9 (substantially, add forum’s IDS separated by comma).
To retrieve posts by a single forum
, just add the single ID
(like on next example).
If you want display Latest Posts with post text, you’ll use the shortcode in this way:

change the text_words value 30 based on how many words you want to display for listed posts. Here we retrieve forum’s posts from an unique  forum with ID 6

About avatars: will use the same settings you choose for avatars in WP_w3all config page.

Note: if you want to add custom style to Last Topics/post shortcode output, the file used by the Last Topics/post shortcode you need to look for, may to add custom modifications in, is:

wp-content/plugins/wp-w3all-phpbb-integration/views/phpbb_last_topics_forums_ids_shortcode.php

WordPress phpBB integration without linking users

NOTE: from 1.9.4 > this feature become option on plugin admin page, so may it is needed only if updating from old plugin versions: just update the plugin, and repeat this procedure for the last time, then login plugin admin and setup the new option

Activate integration without linking users between WordPress and phpBB

as YES. From now on it will not be necessary to edit the wp_w3all.php file each time plugin update, to set it up the integration as Not Linked 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. Avatars options are available from 1.9.4 >.

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

if on 1.9.4 > and updating you’ll find this instead:

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.

NOTE: from 1.9.4 this feature has become option, so if updating from old plugin versions, just update the plugin, and repeat the above predure last time: then login plugin admin and setup the new option

Activate integration without linking users between WordPress and phpBB

You can update the plugin without editing the wp_w3all.php file anymore from now on.

WordPress Shortcode: last phpBB topics/posts into WP post

WP_w3all 1.7.5 or >

Vers. 1.0

see also:
phpBB posts into WP post shortcode
Latest phpBB Topics by specific forums ids shortcode how to

and all others listed under “common how” to section

WordPress phpBB Latest phpBB Topics shortcode how to

To add a WP_w3all shortcode, and display a list of Latest updated phpBB Topics into a WordPress post/page, the WordPress shortcode to use is like this:

change the topics_number value 5 with the number of Last phpBB topics/posts you need to retrieve and display.

To display with post text, use the shortcode in this way:

change the text_words value 30 based on how many words you want to display for listed posts.

This feature will use the same settings you have choose for avatars in WP_w3all config page.

Note: in case you want to add custom style the output of Last Topics/post shortcode, the file used by the Last Topics/post shortcode you need to look for, may to add custom modifications is:

wp-content/plugins/wp-w3all-phpbb-integration/views/phpbb_last_topics_output_shortcode.php

that is not the same used to output phpBB Last Topics on widgets, which is instead the file phpbb_last_topics.php  (as you’ll see on same folder).

How to activate shortcode into WordPress Posts Replies or Widgets or even Excerpt?

About the above, consider the fact that if shortcode is activated in this way on comments, the shortcode (any, not only the WP_w3all shortcode) can be used by any commenting user on comments, if a plugin not provide explicitly the feature to disable on comments the shortcode for all users except specifics groups.

WordPress and Buddypress phpBB profile fields integration

NOTE x Buddypress profile fields integration: IT IS MANDATORY that the User Groups option on
WP admin -> Settings -> Buddypress
is active option!
NOTE x Buddypress: phpBB 3.2 or > required.

Note: Buddypress avatar integration option work in another way by others profile fields (more below explained) so is possible to activate the Buddypress avatar integration option without activating the Buddypress profile fields integration option.

How the WordPress + phpBB or WordPress + phpBB + Buddypress profile fields integration work:

On WordPress + Buddypress,  it’s required that default phpBB profile fields  exists as they are into a default phpBB install, while in the case of WordPress default without Buddypress it is not required: if phpBB profile fields mismatch from default, no update will be executed, EXCEPT for email and password fields (updated in any case). By the way, into a default WordPress there is only another field of interest on user’s profile, that’s site URL.

Remember that in the case phpBB profile fields aren’t the same like into a default phpBB install, no update will be done on phpBB profile fields (EXCEPT for email and password) when profile update will be executed in WordPress side.

The how to resolve and check about this, can be done reading this post:
WP_w3all phpBB integration and phpBB PROFILE FIELDS

The following is ONLY if Buddypress installed in WordPress and Buddypress integration option activated:

If on Buddypress, the WP_w3all feature about integration of Profile Fields can be activated on WP_w3all config.
If you choose to activate this option, check that phpBB profiles fields matches a phpBB default install configuration ( WP_w3all phpBB integration and phpBB PROFILE FIELDS  ), so will be also necessary to name these fields in Buddypress as explained in this procedure:

any custom field can be added into Buddypress, but only default phpBB default profile fields are synchronized and updated between phpBB and  WP Buddypress, and only if these Profile Fields in Buddypress are named as explained here below. You can add any profile field in Buddypress. But only these that match phpBB as explained below are synchronized/updated.
To have Buddypress integrated  about profile fields and synchronized with phpBB profile fields, phpBB profile fields need to be AS are ON A DEFAULT phpBB installation (as the code is), plus it is required to name these Profile Fields Names in Buddypress in this way:

Buddypress and phpBB default fields integration how to

In Buddypress, is possible to name any field as more like, but if it need to be updated also in phpBB and vice versa, the field name shown to the user, need to contain:

for youtube, the word youtube (lower or capital or both mixed letters, also into a phrase)
for facebook, the word facebook (lower or capital or both mixed letters, also into a phrase)
for icq, the word icq (lower or capital or both mixed letters, also into a phrase)
for skype, the word skype (lower or capital or both mixed letters, also into a phrase)
for twitter, the word twitter (lower or capital or both mixed letters, also into a phrase)
for googleplus, the word google (lower or capital or both mixed letters, into a phrase also (just google, so it can be used for any google service, and not just googleplus: so for gmail may could be used Google gmail))
for yahoo, the word yahoo (lower or capital or both mixed letters, also into a phrase)
for aol, the word aol (lower or capital or both mixed letters, also into a phrase)

So it is important to not repeat these words using as Profile Fields Names on Buddypress some word that is already used to detect another field name (or one of the others 4 fields below).

This can work very fine until the name of the field is about services, because normally these are named in any language the same, while remaining 4 (four) default phpBB profile fields, which are: occupation, interests, location, website can be differently named: in Italian the Eng word occupation is written occupazione, in Dutch it is bezetting etc etc.

For those 4 fields, IT IS REQUIRED that these Profile Fields Names named in Buddypress as single word, or changed to fit your language or different language or phrase or word, as explained more below.

For occupation, the word occupation, lower or capital or both mixed letters, or anyone of the words in the following array:

for interests, the word interests, lower or capital or both mixed letters, or anyone of the words in the following array:

for location, the word location, lower or capital or both mixed letters, or any of the words in the following array:

for website, the word website, lower or capital or both mixed letters, or any of the words in the following array:

as is easy to understand, these arrays for these four BP profile fields names, contains pairs of values:
“language” => “translated word/or phrase”

in these arrays,  is possible to add any other language, OR, you can also choose to modify the translation of some of the Profile Field Names into something different, like for example:
“en” => “website”
could be changed into (use EVER lower case letters here!):
“en” => “your web space”
so as Profile Field name in Buddypress, we’ll set for the website field name:
Your Web Space OR Your web space, or any other mixed lower/capital letters, but the phrase NEED TO BE THE SAME as it is set on the related array.

These arrays can be added into the custom WP_w3all phpBB config.php file, or root phpBB config.php if you use it, so on plugin update nothing will be lost in case of custom additions or modifications, maybe due to addition of your language, or translated phrase/word change.
To do this, open your wp_w3all custom phpBB config.php file (or phpBB root config.php file if you use it) and add the follow (or what for you needed) just below all others existent code lines:

Edit any of those adding custom language for Buddypress profile fields names, that you’ll use to name the related Buddypress profile field. Memo that all added values in these arrays need to be LOWER CASE.

As example, assume we need to add for the occupation field a language like Icelandic, that translate the word occupation in starf: then we’ll go to modify the array $w3_bpl_profile_occupation adding what needed just in this way:

As you can see, it has been added to the array $w3_bpl_profile_occupation the value
“icelandic” => “starf”,

NOTE how it is not important the first value “icelandic” that could be also setup with any other word (if isn’t already used as key for another value in the same array):  the important is the word starf
added as LOWER CASE, that you’ll use as Buddypress Profile Field  Name you’ll dedicate to the occupation field (and that will be recognized and synchronized also in phpBB). So you can use as field name in Buddypress Starf, or StarF, or any mixed lower/capital letters. Remember for these four fields that you can name these Fields Names in Buddypress as lower or capital or both mixed letters, but exactly like the phrase or word as is the value in one of these arrays.