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Using Wordpress v3.1.1 to setup a new CMS.
BBPress is not satisfactory, therefore I have chosen to use phpBB for the forum platform.

I have the wordpress bones laid out, and also settled on the boldy theme (Site5).
I would like to retain this theme for the Forum, so I need to find out how to embed a phpBB forum within Wordpress.

How do you embed a phpBB forum within a Wordpress theme?

I had heard good things about WP-United, but their website has been down for over 3mths now, and the author has not responded to my emails. Therefore I am concluding that the developer is retiring the plugin, and my confidence in it being futureproof is low.

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This Q is way global. If you make it more specific you'll more likely get a satisfying A. –  kaiser Apr 8 '11 at 8:24
    
edited to be more specific, but still includes background to why I want A. –  Simon Apr 8 '11 at 8:52
    
I have asked a semi-related Q here: tinyurl.com/3tgup65 and here tinyurl.com/3p6fe6d –  Simon Apr 12 '11 at 9:04
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There's no real embedding of another software into wordpress. If you want to visually embed it, then you'd have to take a look if and how phpBB uses templates and then add the same nav to the phpBB templates. The look and feel can be done via css. You'll have to

  • a) add the same css IDs and classes to the phpBB template parts as you got in your wp templates or
  • b) Make a new stylesheet for phpBB and asign the same style definitions you got in your wp stylesheets to the according phpBB html-elements.
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You can kind of embed using this: darkircop.org/vvvi However, I think this will cause me further problems later on. I have been trying to get help on how to fiddle header templates in phpBB, but as they use php/menus it is prooving a bit beyond me. tinyurl.com/3p6fe6d –  Simon Apr 12 '11 at 9:02
    
Following the instructions on your link, it seems pretty straight forward: Install both, upload the plugin, add the links to the named plugin file and finito. –  kaiser Apr 13 '11 at 13:01
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