Profile Manager Premium can now easily integrate with one of the most popular free forum applications: phpBB. We first need to establish the connection to the existing phpBB installation. To do this, let's log into our admin panel.
Click on the SETUP button at the top of the screen. Next click on the PHPBB menu option on the left side.
We will now create a web service based connection to our phpBB installation. To do this PM Premium will create an integration script called pm2phpbb.php under your current phpBB directory. To protect this web service, we will first create a password for it. Let's type our password into the Access Key text box.
Next we need to enter the folder location of our phpbb directory. PM Premium will attempt to determine this automatically. In this example our phpbb folder was detected automatically and was found to be under the "forum" directory.
Next we enter the URL of our phpBB installation directory. Again, since our phpbb is located under /forum directory, no change is needed.
Finally, we click on "setup" to create our connection.
We are now successfully integrated to the phpBB. Let's launch our new settings.
Now, let's go back to the same page to load our existing members into phpBB database
At the bottom of the page, click on "Load Members" button.
All of your members are now loaded into phpBB database.
Now, let's test our integration! Look at the phpBB Member List page to see if the new members were correctly loaded into phpBB
We will now log into one of the accounts on PM Premium to check to see if it also logs us into the phpBB forum. Next go to the USERS tab.
Click on a login link for one of the accounts to login. Now, go back to the forum screen. It should now show that you are logged in as the same user.
phpBB integration goes beyond just user migration in PM Premium. Changing password, logging out, and account deletion are just some of the features provided with phpBB integration. PM Premium provides a powerful membership system integrated with one of the most popular forum applications.