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How to Integrate a Forum with WordPress

Posted By Darren Rowse 19th of September 2006 Miscellaneous Blog Tips 0 Comments

BlogHelper continues a great series of posts on WordPress with one on a topic that I get asked about quite a bit – Integrating a Forum with WordPress (it’s part of the group writing project – but so on topic for this blog that I thought it deserved a post of its own).

In the post ZMAng runs through a variety of options that bloggers have for such an integration including using external forum software and using WP forum plugins. It’s a really helpful outline of the options.

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  • I wish I had known this earlier, recently I started a Forum for Bloggers and linked it to my WordPress Blog using the plugin ‘page-links-to’.

  • i used BBpress in my blog. It’s cool forum but many code to modified for integrate user data.

  • Pingback: Basic Thinking Blog » Forum in Wordpress integrieren()

  • Or, one could not mess around and instead use Expression Engine that has the main CMS/Blogging Module, Forum Module, and a Wiki all integrated with it’s Membership Module. Oh, and Simple eCommerce too.

  • I’m using Joomla and SMF (Simple Machines Forum), along with the Community Bulletin Board plugin. I had to install a bridge, which means I don’t lose my existing members, but they won’t show up until that member logs in (small price to pay). Anyway, the install was faily simple and the result is a site that’s clean and pulls the forum into place well. However, it’s nice that the contacts from the forum are now shared/integrated into the joomla site. It’s at

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    What do you think about this? When it happens?

  • Any ideas on how to integrate vBulletin?