p8pBB bridge light

Extremely lightweight and none-invasive careful integration of phpBB3 and Joomla!

Fast and elegant, no additional database queries are executed and no additional files are included except account-related actions.

Extension information




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See also:
p8pBB bridge, p8pBB comments

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  • No hacks to Joomla! or phpBB3 is required
  • Synchronization of login/logout in phpBB to Joomla and vice versa
  • Synchronization of registration in phpBB to Joomla and vice versa
  • Synchronization of user delete in phpBB to Joomla and vice versa
  • Synchronization of user delete/activate/deactivate in phpBB ACP to Joomla
  • Synchronization of changing profile data (email and password) in phpBB to Joomla including language setting
  • Silent account transfer from phpBB to Joomla after logging in phpBB (Joomla! user logs in phpBB and new phpBB account is created from Joomla user account)
  • Ability ot reload parent window once user logs in or out, this helps with refreshing of Joomla page if phpBB is loaded inside iframe wrapper
  • English installation instructions
  • Free installation on request

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  • Joomla! 2.5.14+ or 3.3.x installed and working correctly
  • phpBB 3.0.12 (3.0.x) installed and working corectly
  • PHP 5.3 with setting "register_globals" Off
  • MySQL 5 with different database users for Joomla! and phpBB
  • "mysql" database drivers for both Joomla! and phpBB
  • Joomla! and phpBB should be installed in the same domain
  • Joomla! should be installed in the root domain folder (i.e. http://site.com), phpBB should be installed in the first-level domain folder (i.e. http://site.com/phpBB3)
  • Joomla! and phpBB should be resolved from the same domain (note that site.com and www.site.com are different domains)
  • The price includes 1 year none-recurrent subscription. Downloads of product add-ons and new versions will be available within this subscription period.
  • We can't 100% guarantee that this product will work with any 3rd party Joomla! or phpBB add-ons and modifications and won't modify this extension or 3rd party Joomla! or phpBB add-ons for working together.


Current version:

  • Fix: no login to phpBB from Joomla if maximum login attempts is reached.
  • Fix: K2 compatibility.

08 May 2014 - ver. 1.2.5

  • Fix: restoring password from phpBB for Joomla 3.3.

28 May 2013 - ver. 1.2.4

  • Improved login with SEO MOD installed

24 Apr 2013 - ver. 1.2.3

  • Added ability to reload parent frame once user logs in or our.

03 Feb 2013 - ver. 1.2.2

  • Fixed possible issue with ACP login error
  • Added synchronization of user activation/deactivation in phpBB ACP Inactive Users list to Joomla

10 Feb 2013 - ver. 1.2.1

  • added phpBB->Joomla user delete synchronization

16 Dec 2012 - ver. 1.2.0 for Joomla! 3

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