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Add-on WordPress Authentication

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Skyrie, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Skyrie

    Skyrie Member

    I use WordPress + BuddyPress for my user database and would love to be able to use them rather than XenForo's user database. I know there is a WordPress Bridge already, but this simply lets your forum users login to your WordPress site, whereas I would like the other way around.

    I would gladly pay for such a plugin.

    Support for BuddyPress group forums would also be great, though not necessary at this point.
  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Wordpress - Xenforo Bridge - with Wordpress Authentication.
    - The bridge should be a Wordpress plugin - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
    - A coder to target would be someone whom has made a bridge in Wordpress before .... and then just needs some details about Xenforo. You may bring 2 coders together like aforementioned coder and either xfrocks or Figher1405 (xenscripts.com) - one whom knows wordpress and one whom knows xenforo.

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  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Q: Which specific Wordpress Plugins will not work with either of the two Wordpress bridges ?
  4. bambua

    bambua Well-Known Member

    The most recent version of Figher1405's plugin supports syncing the xenforo users actually to the Wordpress database, this should allow any plugin that is looking for that information to function with it.
  5. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Do you have a link to the plugin, I'll give it a try. The issue is that lots of Wordpress plugins make use of the member database to restrict access to Wordpress content, allow users to create articles, etc. If the bridge defaults to Xenforo taking the lead then these plugins won't work because everything has to be run through Xenforo and the Wordpress plugins are built to run off the Wordpress database. Simply syncing the two should work.
  6. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Then the next issue would be to pull in the Xenforo avatars and use Xenforo for Wordpress's commenting system so they are linked and act as one unit.
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  8. bambua

    bambua Well-Known Member

    His plugin does that as well (the commenting portion) And since you have the user id of the user in Xenforo that's making the comments you can pull the avatar from the XF file system, it uses the user id as the name of the file.
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Register at xenscripts.com to see the avatar sharing.
  10. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the links. I will check it out.
  11. Skyrie

    Skyrie Member

    There is already a thread for the bridge plugin. My request is for the other way around. Where XenForo will pull WP avatars and WP user data. Not one where WP will pull from XenForo. My user database exists on WP, not XenForo. I don't want to sync users, I want XenForo to use the users that already exist on WP.
  12. bambua

    bambua Well-Known Member

    I was answering Deepmartini, sorry to hijack your thread, my mistake.
  13. Skyrie

    Skyrie Member

    No problem!
  14. eod

    eod Active Member

    heck yeah!
  15. Skyrie

    Skyrie Member

    Hopefully someone will help with this one!
  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    You should request this on Wordpress.org as well.
    This should be a Wordpress plugin.
    I'm not sure how many Xenforo customers can also make full fledged Wordpress plugins.
  17. Skyrie

    Skyrie Member

    Why would it be a WordPress plugin?
  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  19. Skyrie

    Skyrie Member

    But wouldn't that use XenForo's user database? If I want XenForo to read WordPress's database then I don't see how WordPress would be able to do that.
  20. Darfuria

    Darfuria Active Member

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