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p8pbb Bridge 4.1.7
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Full-featured bi-directional integration of phpBB 3 forum with Joomla! CMS. Forum is displayed inside Joomla! template as usual component.

No hacks of core files. Community Builder, JomSocial and EasySocial integration. XMap and AlphaUserPoints plugins.

SEF URLs and enhanced SEO for the forum.

Basic forum customization and modification options.

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Version 4.1.7 Created
System Joomla 2.5 & 3 & 4 Changed 2022-10-15
Website JED external Developer AlterBrains external
License GNU/GPL external Original Price in Developer Site 59 $ EUR
  • Installed as usual Joomla! extension.
  • Works in frameless mode (displays phpBB as usual Joomla! component inside your Joomla! template, special phpBB templates are required) and in standalone mode (any phpBB template can be used).
  • No hacks to Joomla! or phpbb3 is required.
  • Bi-directional synching of login/logout in either Joomla! or phpbb Bi-directional synchronization of registrations in either Joomla! or phpbb.
  • Bi-directional synching of changing profile data in either Joomla! or phpbb including language, timezone settings and Joomla profile fields (fields by User - Profile plugin and custom user fields since Joomla 3.7).
  • Bi-directional synching of Backend user manager in either Joomla! or phpbb (add/edit/delete/block/unblock/activate actions).
  • Silent account transfer of either Joomla! or phpBB user after logging in either Joomla! or phpBB.
  • Most phpBB profile-related changes are triggered by Joomla! user plugins - certain Joomla! 3rd-party extensions are able to synchronize the profile data after changing forum profile.
  • SEF URLs.
  • Extra SEO features: using forum's descriptions and topics first post as meta description, optional inclusion of forum alias in topic URL, optional including of all parent forums in topic URL, append or prepend sitename to meta title.
  • Forums and posts titles aliases for URLs.
  • Configurable page title structure - ability to choose first word.
  • Ability to skip phpBB info pages after login/logout in the forum.
  • Joomla! pathway can be inherited from phpBB.
  • Ability to use Joomla! articles as phpBB registration introtext, "Terms of use" and "Privacy policy" text.
  • Ability to assign any phpBB custom profile field to Joomla! "Name" field.
  • Assign Joomla usergroups to phpBB groups with synchronization on profile edit. 'Newly registered users' phpBB group can be only synced on phpBB 3.1.
  • Ability to redirect phpBB registration and lost password to Joomla! equivalents, phpBB profile to any URL.
  • Redirecting of forum user profile to Community Builder or JomSocial profile.
  • phpBB login and registration restrictions are applied in Joomla!
  • Optional disable of 'System - Cache' plugin for forum pages.
  • Community Builder basic support (users created and deleted in the forum are created and deleted in Community Builder) + advanced integration (avatars, profile fields and connections synchronization of changes, PM links in CB profile and login module, phpBB signature field type, posts count and rank image in CB status area), user's forum posts tab.
  • JomSocial basic integration (users registered in JomSocial are created in phpBB) + advanced integration (avatars, profile fields and connections synchronization of changes, user's forum posts application, forum links in profile menu, auto-creating of phpBB forums and groups for JomSocial groups, synchronizing groups join, leave and delete, link to phpBB group's forum in JomSocial group page).
  • JomSocial application displays user's posts in his profile.
  • EasySocial  integration (users registered in EasySocial are created in phpBB) + advanced integration (avatars, profile fields synchronization of changes, user's forum posts application).
  • EasySocial application displays user's posts in his profile, new topics/posts activities in stream.
  • EasySocial badges and points for topics/posts creation.
  • AltaUserPoints (ex AlphaUserPoints) integration (new topic and new post rules).
  • Plugin for OSMap sitemap extension.
  • Ability to use current Joomla! language in phpBB (phpBB language can be switched via JoomFish).
  • Ability to block posts with certain keywords in subject or message text.
  • Fast and elegant, no additional database queries are executed upon none-account related actions.
  • Detailed installation instructions are supplied.
  • Highly-configurable 'Latest Activity' module to display recent forums topics/posts.
  • Highly-configurable 'Forum Tags' module to display most indexed phpBB search words (requires phpBB Native Fulltext search index).
  • Highly-configurable 'Forum Attachments' module to display links to recent attachments.
  • Highly-configurable 'Statistics' module to display phpBB statistics (total number of posts, topics, members and newest member).
  • Configurable 'Login' module (displays clickable avatar with link to user profile and number of unread PMs for logged user. Guest user sees contents of usual selected module).
  • JComments avatars plugin.
  • Joomla! search plugin for searching phpBB forum.
  • Joomla!-to-phpBB users converter with support of JomSocial, Community Builder, EasySocial and Kunena avatars and profile fields.
  • phpBB-to-Joomla! users converter with support of JomSocial, Community Builder, EasySocial avatars and profile fields.
  • Ability to use native Joomla mailer for all outgoing phpBB emails with editable HTML template.
  • Filtering of displayed and accessed forums by current Joomla language.
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