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Join Date: May 2009
Using phpBB and Wordpress together
This is an question where most of the user do face trouble. Wordpress and phpBB are most popular CMS at moment and free. Rightnow there is very less information on the integration of phpBB, and WordPress. Second is that it is only possible with the latest version of WordPress. Wp-United is the only one way found to integrate both. Wp-United is an tool which provides you an kind of ntegration package that can stick phpBB with Wordpress tool and allow you to configure your site in your way. It is actually designed for phpBB users who want to integrate WordPress into an existing forum or to provide an blog support on their forum.
WP-United also works properly when phpBB is integrated into WordPress. So it is possible that there is an kind of virtual integration options available for phpBB in the root domain and WordPress in a folder. You can use a mysql database or any toher. There is one restriction for this. The forums and blogs must be on the same domain. If this is possible then only you can use this out. You can also migrate your current Wordpress Users to phpBB. How to install WP-United
- At first if you're using WordPress and never worked seriously with phpBB then your job is much easier. Remember that setup of WP-United is not similar to the installation of WordPress plugins. There is a bit stuff you want to do to make your site respond properly.
- First before setup you will need to change the code in fifteen php files in phpBB. This looks a bit time consuming, but do not go with the humbers. That will consume around a hours or less and you will be done soon. And if you want to avoid this then there is a mod for that which you can use. It is called as phpBB AutoMOD. When you use this it automatically modifies the files of phpBB and save your time of editing it.
Mostly it is strictly recommended to use AutoMOD so that you do not make any kind of mistake at the time of configuration. It is possible that at manual modification you can mix some codes or error can be done. So pick this mod and use this for less messy work and auto configuration. The other steps are automated where you can work directly on the cpanel of your site. There it is recommended that you have the complete manual of this. The manual thus guides you for the entire process.