How to Integrate phpBB in Joomla!

Written by cherilyn woodhouse
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Integrate phpBB in Joomla!
You can integrate phpBB3 with Joomla! (David Sacks/Lifesize/Getty Images)

If you want to add a phpBB3 forum to a Joomla! website -- but you're not a technical wizard -- don't feel that you have to hire a Web developer. You can use jFusion to integrate the phpBB3 into your Joomla! site seamlessly without knowing any programming.

Skill level:
Moderate

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • phpBB
  • Joomla!
  • jFusion

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Log in to Joomla! and go to the configuration page for JFusion. Select the "Wizard" option next to phpBB. Look for a round, green "Play" button.

    How to Integrate phpBB in Joomla!
    Click "Configuration." (Burke/Triolo Productions/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)
  2. 2

    Input the full path of phpBB ("/home/jsmith/public_html/phpbb," where "jsmith" is your user name. Contact your host if you're not sure since the full path will be different for each installation) into the field "What is the full path to the software you want JFusion to integrate?"

    How to Integrate phpBB in Joomla!
    (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)
  3. 3

    Save your options once the plugin shows "Good Config" for phpBB3.

    How to Integrate phpBB in Joomla!
    Save your options. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)
  4. 4

    Select "usergroup options" (explained on the page) and Master/Slave to edit user options. If you select phpBB as the master, users will log in to the forum, which passes their details to Joomla!. If you select phpBB as the slave, users will log in to Joomla!, which passes their details to phpBB.

    How to Integrate phpBB in Joomla!
    Select your options. (Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)
  5. 5

    Synchronise users with phpBB (if you already have users in Joomla!). Follow the directions on the synchronise page.

    How to Integrate phpBB in Joomla!
    Synchronise the user databases. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)
  6. 6

    Click "Enable JFusion Plugins."

  7. 7
    How to Integrate phpBB in Joomla!
    (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)
  8. 8
    How to Integrate phpBB in Joomla!
    (Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)
  9. 9
    How to Integrate phpBB in Joomla!
    (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)
  10. 10
    How to Integrate phpBB in Joomla!
    (NA/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Tips and warnings

  • Reference the user manuals for phpBB, Joomla! and JFusion.
  • Check to be sure you have set all options correctly.
  • Consult the forums on software sites if you have questions.
  • If you are unsure of the way in which Joomla! and phpBB work, leave this integration to a professional.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.