What is this all about?
We've heard many users complaining that it's hard to integrate phpBB3 forum to Joomla environment - especially when it comes to avatar syncing. Some years ago we created instructions of how to do this for both popular community systems - Community Builder and JomSocial. We received a lot thank you letters since then :)
After some time we decided to create a pack of files to help users to integrate phpBB3 into Joomla. All they had to do was to update their default phpBB3 installation.
And recently we have made a big leap forward and introduced Joomla component. It further simplifies integration of phpBB3 and Joomla.
Main features of phpBB3 Integrator component
- Avatar syncing. On phpBB3 forum users will see JomSocial avatars.
- Several fields syncing. City, website and age are also displayed from JomSocial.
- Profile linking. When user clicks on avatar or user name in the phpBB3 forum, the link takes him to the corresponding user’s JomSocial profile page.
Look at the screenshot below to see how this looks in practice. Note that all fields are from JomSocial:
You need the following components to be installed:
- Optional software for login synching (chose one of these)
Current version of phpBB3 Integrator component is 2.0 (released on January 18, 2011).
You need to register to download.