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Extremely lightweight and none-invasive careful integration of phpBB 3 to Joomla!

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Absolutely no hacks of core files.

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

Phpbb light does everything advertised and does it well. It has only a couple of plugins and works great.
Ease of use
Simple to install the plugins and straightforward to set. Just set it to your phpbb folder from a dropdown that lists all folders in root.
before the bridge could be installed we hired the developer to upgrade our forum many versions. fantastic, prompt, courtious support. A+++
the documentation is good but we didn't really need it.
Value for money
The developer went way beyond the call of duty for us on other issues . Kudos to you guys! You Rock!
I used this to: We used this for to intigrate users from joescnc phpbb private forum with his public joomla website. as the members login to the forum they are added as registered users in joomla automagically.

Highly recommended if you need to sync users.
I must say this extension integrates Joomla! perfectly with PHPBB3.

It was easy to configure, very simple to use and the documentation and support is great.

I had some startup problems due to moving from localhost to live site after testing. I got instant reply on my support ticket wich is excellent support!

Rating: Excellent!
If you are running Joomla 3.x and want to not only run phpbb3, but embed it into your site, then get this extension. Install Joomla, Install phpbb3, then install the bridge. Be sure to follow the included guide. It installed flawlessly for me. I had some confussion with multiple logins where it shows if you have the Who's on module active. I had some minor issue with setting the cookie settings in phpbb3 but Alterbrains has amazing support and will patiently work with you on getting it set up.

Thank you AlterBrains!

very good bridge

Posted on 03 January 2013
is a very good bridge. but it needs to fix the compatibility in frameless mode with the joomla templates
Owner's reply: Unfortunately, no one can guarantee 100% compatibility. But we always help with such issues and in most cases they are solved.
I must say.. I apologize to the developer(s) of p8pbb for my late response and review. It is long overdue and they have certainly been more prompt than myself.

1) The product that has been provided by these folks is extremely powerful, flexible, efficient and user friendly.

1a) There is no stone left unturned in this product.. seamless integration with a plethora of social platforms is a winning point in this service. Enough said.. not to mention... most documentation for any help is included and it is a simple and straight forward process.

2) What more does one want from such a great extension? Well, great service.. in fact.. even better service!

2a) I had a couple of problems that arose and these issues through the support system were quickly met and resolved. Response time was timely and friendly.

In the long run.. thanks guys! I appreciate your product and your friendly service. I would most certainly recommend this product to other developers and hobbyist alike. It's the ability to work for skill levels of varying ranks makes this an award winning purchase and worth every red cent. I am considering jumping into other features produced by these guys.. and will not hesitate when the time comes.

Thanks again Blogomunity! You guys ROCK!
I'm so impressed by this extension that I created an account here just to give some credit to extension's authors... That bridge integrates phpbb3 so smoothly into Joomla and JomSocial that you may forget that your board is actually a different application. I have some experience with another bridges but this one gives me everything I need, including powerfull SEO tools, integration with JomSocial messaging system, custom fields synchronisation and lot more. Installation is very smooth (if you follow developer's instructions) and they provide awsome support. I would preffer to have their commercial version open source (I'm a PHP developer and I like to make some changes here and there) but that's not a big issue - they already provide us a lot of useful options and usually they're happy to implement some custom requirements and improvements

if possible I would give 10 stars...5 for the product and 5 for the support.

Bridging joomla and phpbb is not the easiest job and there are lot solutions, but this one works best and has lot´s of useful features.

Using this and other products of the company for more than a year now and I am more than satisfied.

The support is as professional as one can imagine. The developer saved my... more than matter if it was a dumbo mistake on my end or some probs with the server/3rd party components.

I will continue using this product and add/buy others from him because this guy knows what he is doing and is the money more than worth. As a matter of fact I would even pay more if he asks for :-)

A clear recommendation for everyone who uses Joomla and phpbb-forum.



Great tool

Posted on 21 February 2012
I tried some bridges, but this one ist the best. It ist very easy to install, very cheap and the support is really great. Problems will be solved very fast and support is really friendly. It works well with JomSocial. Really great tool!
The only extension that integrate perfectly phpbb in Jooma!

Very easy to configure, simple to use and perfect result for you forum!

Excellent support!
I am building a new online forum for photographers and photography buffs, and was looking for a solid way to SEO my phpBB forum. After looking at a lot of different possibilities, I found the p8pBB Bridge, that not only offered med full SEO of the forum, but also offered integration with Joomla as a front-end.

I can ONLY say that this bridge has more than lived up to each and every expectation of mine. It is an EXCELLENT product, beautifully integrating phpBB and Joomla, it ALSO allows me a more robust registration process for new users, and allows me to integrate the phpBB options in the overall Joomla menu-structure. A registered user will see the phpBB "User CPL" in the Joomla menu, but not the "Administrative CPL", which will only be seen by administrators. This way I can not only wrap the forum in Joomla, I can modify the phpBB template to save some screen real-estate! AWESOME!

Blogomunity has been absolutely amazing in assisting when I had a minor issue installing (which was really only a stupidity on my part). They went above and beyond to assist me in my efforts, and I can honestly say, that I - over the many years of building Joomla sites, and adding various commercial extensions - have NEVER had a more exemplary support!

I can only give Blogomunity and their p8pBB Bridge my warmest recomendation! If you wan't to integrate phpBB with Joomla, THIS is the way to go!
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p8pbb bridge light

Last updated:
Oct 31 2018
Date added:
Nov 18 2009
GPLv2 or later
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Uses Joomla! Update System


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