WordPress phpBB integration without linking users

NOTE: from 1.9.4 > this feature become option on plugin admin page, so may it is needed further read more below only if updating from old plugin versions: update the plugin, then login plugin admin and setup as YES the new plugin option

Activate integration without linking users between WordPress and phpBB

Will not be further more 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.

The plugin can be used in this state also to transfer/migrate users between phpBB and WordPress or viceversa.

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.

WordPress Shortcode: last phpBB topics/posts into WP post

Vers. 1.0

check all others shortcodes listed under the “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 use the same avatar’s settings choose in WP_w3all config page. Since 2.5.5> you can suppress/remove avatars on each shortcode using this param:

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).

Note: that same activated options (like the “Exclude phpBB forums from listing on Last Topics Posts“) in plugin admin, affect this shortcode.

From 1.9.7 > (vers. 2)

From Wp_w3all 1.9.7 > it is possible to use 3 attributes more on this shortcode which are:

NOTE: if w3_ul_class attribute used, then all these three attributes are processed to be used on the shortcode output. If not present this attribute, the old shortcode way apply.

w3_ul_class=”myClassXUL” will assign myClassXUL class to the UL element wrapper.


w3_li_class=”myClassXLI” will assign myClassXLI class to LI elements inside the UL.

w3_inline_style=”list-style=none;” will output the inline style style=”
list-style=none;”

if going to use w3_inline_style note that special characters inside this attribute, may require to be escaped.

WordPress shortcode for comments, widgets and excerpts

The following add_filter lines of code that will activate shortcode for Posts Comments, Widgets and Excerpts in WordPress, could also be added into your theme functions.php file.

Or if you wish, you can add it on WP_w3all plugin (that allow you to show phpBB posts into WordPress) inside the wp_w3all.php file (NOTE: when plugin update you’ll lost these modifications).

Open wp_w3all.php and search for line:

immediately after, add the follow line/s, about what/where you want to activate shortcode

Activate shortcode for Posts Comments:

Activate shortcode for Widgets:

Activate shortcode for Excerpt:

As said above, you could instead add these “activation” code lines for shortcode in Posts Comments, Widgets or Excerpts in WordPress, into the functions.php file of your WordPress theme.

WordPress Shortcode: phpBB posts into WP post

WP_w3all 1.7.4 or >

check all others shortcodes listed under the “common how” to section

phpBB posts – WP post shortcode how to

To add a WP_w3all shortcode, and display a phpBB post into a WordPress post, choose a phpBB Post ID (note: post ID NOT Topic ID) to display, and add it into WordPress post, like this:

Change the value 1202 with the post ID you need to display.
( POST ID NOT TOPIC ID )

If you want display the post as plain text (so the bbcode will be removed by the output) use:

If you want to display with specified number of words, use the parameter/attribute wordsnum (both plaintext and wordsnum can be used together) . Note that may you have to adjust wordsnum parameter to a number of words to be retrieved that will output exactly what you want, because the count of words will include html tags

The simple bbcode parser function, display all default bbcode tags, excluded flash and email, check the list on this phpBB help page, phpBB bbcode how to
which are:

[attachment] [b] [u] [i]  [list] (all lists type) [size] [color] [url] [image] [code]

added: [media] bbcode parsing (video etc embed)
useful if in phpBB installed the media embed  mod.

Note: on this phpBB installation, it is not installed the phpBB Media Embed mod to display media/video into phpBB posts, by the way, adding the [media] bbcode into a phpBB post like this:

in this case the [media] bbcode into the real phpBB post will not be parsed (because the Media Embed mod has not been installed into this phpBB) but will be parsed into the WP post, because recognized by the plugin code, and parsed by WordPress.

It can be considered as 1.0 version, that work quite fine until bbcode tags structure is respected.

Follow an output example for a phpBB postID 2249
which you can see here in phpBB:

https://www.axew3.com/w3/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=566&p=2249#p2249

the shortcode used into this WP post to display the phpBB postID 2249, with bbcode formatted, will be this:

Shortcode output for post id 2249 is right here:

This is huge red text
So i want an image in attach inline
southpcheers.jpg
southpcheers.jpg (21.54 kb)

then a file inline in attach
phpseclib1.0.19.zip (273.42 kb)
then i want this text bold,
and after i like to display a piece of code:

<?php function test() { $foo = "local variable"; echo '$foo in global scope: ' . $GLOBALS["foo"] . "\n"; echo '$foo in current scope: ' . $foo . "\n"; } $foo = "Example content"; test(); ?>
then i want display a big text without colorize it:
WoW! i like it ... but could be better
and i have some lists to display:

  • The first possible answer
  • The second possible answer
  • The third possible answer
in different format
  1. The first possible answer
  2. The second possible answer
  3. The third possible answer
but i like also to see the underline text
or quoted text:
this text is quite quoted
so a nice image:

then more bad code: <test />$find = array( '~\[img\].*?\[/img\]~si', // if there links/text for the image elsewhere, remove. Done above '~(^(\r\n|\r|\n))|^\s*$~m', ......... ); and an url with text
Visit phpBB!
and an url
https://www.wordpress.org/
and more code for bbcode to be parsed: // partial bbcode regex $find = array( '~\[b\](.*?)\[/b\]~usi', '~\[i\](.*?)\[/i\]~usi', '~\[u\](.*?)\[/u\]~usi', '~\[quote\](.*?)\[/quote\]~usi', '~\[size=(.*?)\](.*?)\[/size\]~usi', ); and an image link also:



NOTE: on this phpBB example it is not installed the phpBB Media Embed mod, to display video into phpBB posts, but if i add this bbcode into this phpBB post like this:

it will not be parsed into this phpBB post, because the mod has not been installed in phpBB, but will be parsed into the WP post because recognized and parsed by the WP_w3all plugin code.

you cannot add, expecting it will be parsed: flash or email bbcode tag.
see the result of this post parsed into a WordPress post via Shortcode here: https://www.axew3.com/w3/2017/07/wordpress-shortcode-phpbb-posts-into-wp-post/

you need a more improved version of the function that do this? email me here: me@you.us
As you see was not so important to add email parsing .... (what?)

Cheers to all cool people!

WP_w3all for WordPress MS MU (Multisite, Multiuser network installations)

Configure WP_w3all on WordPress MS MU

WP_w3all plugin from 2.0.2 – WordPress MU MS  . The plugin can be also network activated, but the linked phpBB on each subsite, need to be the same (same path and same url setting value). If the plugin is network activated, it is mandatory that the sub admin or super admin, setup/configure  into (each) subsite the same config of the main site for the integration plugin. Users that register in phpBB (if you allow this in phpBB) are added as users only into the FIRST WP site (or subsite) where users will login or that they will visits while coming already logged in into phpBB. *But you could use a plugin to add coming phpBB logged users, into each or just few WordPress site/subsites they visits, see more below.

OPEN wp-config.php file:

search for line (value wp_ can be maybe different):

immediately after ADD:

BEWARE that it is NOT possible to link different phpBB installations on same installation network, the integration in this state lead to unpredictable results! … in true it is very predictable what can happen, but really long to explain and too hard for my Eng! In short, it is NOT possible to link a different phpBB into WP network subsites with actual code.
Setup into sub-sites, if the plugin is network activated, same path and url in WP_w3all config, with same values of main site.

*Hint: you could use a plugin to add coming phpBB logged users, into each WordPress they visits, or just to few, and with several different features:  search for Join My Multisite plugin at WordPress plugins directory.

NOTE: WP_w3all phpBB integration plugin when an user is deleted in WordPress (so it become deactivated in phpBB, and then you may go to delete this user in phpBB) also clean up from signup table in WordPress this user. This is necessary for compatibility (as the code is) with the phpBB integration to avoid that another user register with same email into phpBB (if you allow users to register also on phpBB side, and you have may also deleted this user in phpBB) while the user has been deleted in WP, but his email/username still stored into WP database signups table.

WP_w3all overall_footer.html for iframe JS/Ajax: PM on address bar and right click/copy links

OLD OBSOLETE

follow the new iframe v3 template procedure

OLD OBSOLETE

Since 1.7.2, follow iframe  instructions installation:

Embed phpBB into WordPress template:iframe responsive how to

WP_w3all .htaccess and Javascript for phpBB: rewrite URLs to point iframe how to (Spiders friendly)

Open .htaccess file of your phpBB root folder, search for this line:

just below add the follow:

Change on lines

RewriteRule . /yourwp/index.php/forum/?%3post_id=%5%6 [R,L]

and

RewriteRule . /yourwp/index.php/forum/?%3 [R,L]

the relative iframe URL that need to point to your correct WP forum page (leave index.php in place).

To help understand, this is the correct .htaccess code for this online working example:

WP page forum URL (that contain and display the iframe in this case): https://www.axew3.com/w3/forum/

Resulting .htaccess code based on this will be:

 

To complete the redirect flow to the iframe phpBB, embedded into WP page, for phpBB email notification messages links to point to iframe follow also with these two steps (get ready files for phpBB 3.2 on bottom of this page):

For email notification links that you want to redirect to iframe forum page of WP, assuming we point to three main behaviors we are interested in, which are for example PM notifications, New posts and Topics on forum, we need to change so 3 phpBB files in this way:

open folder  your-phpBB/phpBB/notification/type

on this folder, as working example, we go to open and so modify the following files:

pm.php, post.php, topic.php

on each file, you’ll find very similar code like this (in pm.php there is only one to change, on topic.php and post.php there are 4 or 5. Do not apply this edit to the last one string on post.php and topic.php):

you should change these urls, adding iframe=true& on each line, exactly after the ? char, like this:

Ready files for phpBB 3.2 zip:
notification-pm-post-topic-x_phpbb32_ready

WP_w3all WordPress Ajax Chat

phpBB mChat wordpress integration is here:

https://www.axew3.com/w3/2019/01/wordpress-phpbb-mchat-integration/

WP_w3all Ajax Chat integration

Please, READ ALL this carefully, before to switch more below, and install WP_w3all Ajax Chat.

This install procedure, will bring you an integrated fully featured Ajax Chat into your WordPress. That do not go to overload your WordPress database.

BEFORE you install this plugin, READ almost ONE TIME ALL THIS PROCEDURE STEP BY STEP.

See an online example here: WP_w3all WordPress Ajax Chat example

It is easy and light: you can change features, permissions, default Chat template css/html, Channels, and more, really numerous, options.  It is necessary to install the WP_w3all Ajax Chat Standalone (w3all modified version) into your WordPress root, and setup the WP_w3all Ajax Chat plugin config page on WP admin.

Follow READ ALL and you’ll be up and running in few minutes.

It is required to know how to use an ftp and a text editor to install the Ajax Chat Standalone into your server. It is also STRONGLY recommended that you dedicate a separate database for this install. Read more below important note ‘why’ about this.

Why? To uninstall, and cleanup all, once you decide to do so, will be only necessary to Deactivate and Uninstall the WP_w3all Ajax Chat plugin in WP admin, delete the Chat folder from WP root (where you’ll install the Standalone Ajax Chat), and delete or empty the Database you had dedicate to it. Do not fill your WordPress database of not useful Chat datas, like many other plugin about like to do. Maintain it fresh and light!

BEWARE that when you’ll uninstall the Wp_w3all plugin, it will remove ONLY his unique (1 single) record into WP database.

So if you install the Ajax Chat using as database, the same database where WordPress is installed, you’ll need to remove manually (maybe via phpMyAdmin) the four (4) tables that the Ajax Chat Standalone installation will create, which are:
ajax_chat_bans,
ajax_chat_invitations,
ajax_chat_messages,
ajax_chat_online

NOTE IMPORTANT: if the Ajax Chat will be used intensively by many users, the server will be may overloaded with the traffic of both WordPress and Ajax Chat if DB tables of both resides on same database. Consider this important aspect, and choose to install into a separated database. If your site is a thousand users site with very high traffic, you’ll have to choose this option, and also maybe a dedicated/separated Database Server for the Ajax Chat Standalone database install.

HOW TO INSTALL

Install the WP_w3all Ajax Chat plugin, from WordPress admin searching for it on WordPress plugins repository, or downloading it from WordPress repository.

After the plugin installation, inside the plugin folder

wp-content/plugins/wp-w3all-ajax-chat

you’ll find a folder named chat:  move/paste it (the entire folder chat) into your WordPress root folder, so you’ll have:

http://yourwordpress/chat

Install Ajax Chat Standalone step:

With text editor open: wp-root/chat/lib/config.php
Search very near the top of file, for line about Database connection

// Database connection values:

setup Database connection values as needed, and if possible, as more above explained, it is recommended, that you choose to install it into a separated Database at minimum (different Server also is maybe needed if your site is very big, with thousand of users).
The install will create 4 tables into the database.

RENAME the file wp-root/chat/install.php.off into install.php.

Install the chat now. Point your browser to:
http://wp-root/chat/install.php
After the Ajax Chat install step has been executed, rename the install.php file into something else like install.php.off, to disable any possible further call to this file, or remove it. Beware this is a very important security point.

Ajax Chat Standalone modified version has been installed.

Now open file:

http://yoursite.com/chat/lib/class/AJAXChat.php

at very top start, you find this code, where is necessary to insert correct values to connect to the WordPress database:

Setup values as on your WorPress root wp-config.php and save file.

Open WP admin -> Settings -> WP w3all Ajax Chat

Activate Ajax Chat in WordPress, select which Groups are allowed to use it and Chat Popup dimension.

Done.

Guest Access Deny/Allow

To enable or disable Guest access to the Chat, activate the related option, to display the button. After this, you need to adjust a setting by opening yourWP/chat/lib/config.php file.

change into:

As default the setting is setup to true (allow Guest access to the chat).

So, if you want to completely Deny Guest access to Chat, you do not only need to deactivate the Button option for Guests on WP w3all Chat Ajax Settings, but also setup the above value into yourWP/chat/lib/config.php file to false, or Guests will have the ability by the way to access the Ajax Chat, by pointing to his absolute URL (where you can see the full chat) http://yourWP/chat/
see example here: https://www.originalgangster.eu/www/chat/

For any change done into the yourWP/chat/lib/config.php file, except the option above about Guests Chat login and the Database connection configuration values, you should know what you’re doing changing these settings. There are very simple and easy settings, but also more advanced. There are really many options that leads to different behaviors, so you’ll have different results if you enable/disable or change values into the yourWP/chat/lib/config.php file.

Advanced options are also available into the file yourWP/chat/js/config.js to adjust template interface, chat buttons, server settings, and more advanced settings.

For any question use the axew3.com WP_W3all Chat forum or the WordPress plugin forum.

How are users identified when you add/transfer existent user
integration of same username/email users

Problem: i have WordPress users and I have phpbb users, they have different usernames but the same email addresses.

Solutions:

user A into phpBB with email C
user B into WP with email C

user A into phpBB come to try to login WP: NOT added can’t login WP side.

If you use the transfer process of WP users into phpBB:

user A Same above.
user B transferred into phpBB, B now can login into both phpBB and WP.
You’ll have two users into phpBB with same email, which is possible as option into phpBB.

You can also merge posts/users into one user in this way:

Change email to the user B in WP.
Login with the phpBB user A into WP, that will be added, as no same email found.
Now delete user B in WP, and retain posts assigning to A.

Result: an unique user, with all his posts on both phpBB and WP.

NOTE: This is just to give an idea on how to resolve common problems about an integration with pre existent users in phpBB that may have same email. But there are several more possibilities: in phpBB ACP there are many options to manage users and posts, and combining these and from the above, you should get the way to resolve any possible scenario.

Based on this topic: How are users identified? (when adding/transfer existent users)