I got some breaking news for you. I have made some improvement in how you link WordPress to your phpBB forum.
What I’ve done is redone the setting page in WordPress so that you no longer need to type in the path of your forum, you just need to browse to it and click on config.php and press connect. This mean that you have a much better chance of getting everything working in less time.
Here a screenshot:
There is still work that need to be done but I’m really close for a 1.50 release of this bridge and shortly after that a plugin version of this.
I’m just giving you all the heads up that I have renamed this project to phpBB to WP connector. This was done to deal with the fact that people are getting confused as there are other mods/plug-ins that are very closly named to what I have.
Also it turns out that I’m not permitted to use the word WordPress in my mod name at all however it’s ok to use WP.
I just wanted to let you all know that we are back up and running after a week of downtime. We often get many people looking at this site and we have ran out of bandwidth.
If it happens again I will need to upgrade to a bigger plan in order to keep up with the demands.
Just a quick one, I’ve pushed out an update for this phpBB – WordPress bridge. It’s only a small update, updated the install.txt and fixed up some text that shouldn’t be there.
Also I made a small change in the security department and changed the condition of when you get logged out of WordPress then there no phpBB cookie.
To upgrade you just need to switch your wordpress theme to a different one, delete the phpbb theme and upload the new version.
You can find the latest version here: http://danielx64.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1&p=1#p1
Late last year, I have taken over a phpBB mod that was abandoned, renamed it and started updating it and fixing bugs.
After my last post about it going to stable at version 1.0.0, I felt that I should write a guide on how to install this bridge.
Installing this bridge.
Please note that you MUST follow all instruction in order to avoid any issues.
- Download and install the phpBB mod. You can download it from here. After download and uploading the zip file via automod, click on the install button next to [BRIDGE] phpBB to WordPress.
- After automod done the required edits, you will be asked to run an installer, click on the link provided
- During the installation, you will be asked some questions. The option “WordPress Path” means enter the full filesystem path to your wordpress installation. An example will be /home/username/public_html/
- After the installer have finished it job, you are ready to install the WordPress theme. Inside the wordpress folder in the zip file that you have downloaded, you will find a zip file. Copy that file onto your desktop as you are about to upload it via WordPress’s theme system.
- Log into your WordPress dashboard and click on Appearance -> Themes. Now click on “install themes” and select “upload”. Now click on browse and locate the zip file that you have save onto your desktop.
After locating the file, click on “install now” After it have been uploaded click on “Activate”
- Click on “[BRIDGE] phpBB to WordPress” The only thing that you need to set is the full path to your phpBB forum. Like before, this is the filesystem path. An example would be/home/username/public_html/forums/.
- Time to check your blog’s homepage. If you are getting errors about common.php not being found, please check the path as that is the most likely issue. If you still need help, feel free to ask.
You may have notice that I have broken this site again, I’m please to say that I got around to fixing it and everything is up and running now.
This should be the last time that it happens for a long time