Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution, much like how WordPress is widely used for blogs.There have been many who have tried or wanted to integrate phpBB and WordPress and thanks to the WP-United package that is now possible.
WP-United is a powerful yet compact modification for phpBB 2. The package integrates WordPress, the leading blogging and content management tool, into a phpBB community.
Combine WordPress into the look and feel of your site
You can choose to have WordPress appear inside your phpBB header and footer — as users browse posts or articles in WordPress, they will also have access to phpBB function such as log in/out, profile, and private messaging.
Many owners of phpBB sites will have spend a long time customising the look and feel. You won’t have to duplicate this as WordPress will sit inside your existing header and footer, without any modifications! (the integration even switches your document type declaration, ensuring the combination produces valid XHTML markup!)
Automatic login integration
Users don’t need to register for a separate WordPress account — it is all managed behind the scenes by the integration package.
You can choose how user levels are mapped from phpBB to WordPress — for example, you could give phpBB users the ability to create posts, mods the power to edit posts, etc… or you could allow only phpBB admins to create posts, and everyone else to comment… the choice is yours. You can even turn the mapping completely off — allowing WordPress to use its own login system.
Demo of sites using this package can be found here.
For more info and to download please visit – WP-United
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