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XenWord Pro

XenWord Pro 3.4.3

No permission to buy ($39.99)
Compatible XF 1.x versions
1.5
Additional requirements
WordPress and theme development; WordPress and XenForo must be on the same domain. Subdomain installations work.
License
Annual License; Lifelong License; Developer License
Updates duration
Updates are included for 12 months for annual license holders. Lifelong and developer license holders will have access to any new stable release made available. This includes XenWord 4 designed for XenForo 2.
Visible branding
Yes, but removable with payment
XenWord Pro is a simple, incrementally developed bridge between XenForo and WordPress. Coding began in June 2013. The first version was released in January 2014. After a full year of development, XenWord Pro 3.0 series is available. 3.4.1 is also available for download and includes comment moderation.

The plugin allows designers to integrate WordPress and XenForo. The main XenWord class (XF) and widgets included with the bridge allow designers to add a simple login form, community stats, featured threads, latest discussions, popular threads, and much more.

Support:
Please register on XenWord.com. I'm a school teacher and not a professional programmer. XenWord was created because my site needed a bridge. There is no company staff. There is no corporate board room. Please be respectful of time. Praise is always welcome.

Support is limited to the operation of the bridge and does not involve theme or WordPress support. You are the expert for your site. XenWord is the starting point and not the end point.

Licenses:
  • XenWord Basic - A Monthly Subscription
  • XenWord Pro Annual License
  • XenWord Pro Lifetime License
  • XenWord Developers License

Features:
  • Login to WordPress with your XenForo account (user authentication is entirely handled by XenForo).
  • Login to WordPress with Facebook, Twitter, or Google+
  • Create XenForo threads from WordPress posts, pages, or custom posts. Threads may be Full, Excerpts, or a Link
  • Choose Forum at time of posting WordPress Post
  • Set WordPress roles and capabilities for XenForo users
  • WordPress Panel: Settings, FAQ, Readme, and status pages
  • Multisite partially compatible (redirects may fail)
  • Thread ID available in the WordPress admin panel
  • Support for Custom Post Types
  • Admin panel page for enabling WordPress Users Panel
  • Sort comments to match WordPress Discussion Settings
  • Show Likes, Alerts & Conversations in WordPress Toolbar
  • Widget System
  • Optional: XenForo user is written to the WordPress database
  • Optional: Create XenForo threads for new WordPress posts or pages
  • Optional: Link to XenForo thread at end of WordPress post or page
  • Optional: Set length of WP article posted in XenForo thread
  • Optional: Store WordPress comments as thread replies on XenForo
  • Optional: Show XenForo replies below a WordPress post or page
  • Optional: Sync and display XenForo avatars within WordPress
WordPress Information
  • XenWord 2.5.1 has been tested with WordPress 4.4
  • XenWord 3.3.0 has been tested with WordPress 4.7
Widgets:
  • Latest forum posts (from all forums)
  • Latest posts from a select forum
  • Popular forum posts
  • Feature a forum post (requires coding edits to customize)
  • Feature a thread
  • The latest resources in RM
  • Online members, Top Posters, and Staff Online
  • Board Totals
  • Login / Logout
  • Widget for diagnostics
Requirements
  • PHP 5.3+
  • XenForo and WordPress must be on the same physical drive.
  • XenForo is set by default to /var/www/home/community but may be changed in the Absolute Path settings
  • Domain names must match between XenForo and WordPress.
  • The server must have the mbstring extension installed.
  • Please do not mix http and https.
  • Please verify the WordPress and XenForo settings for www or non-www.
Multisite
While some customers use this plugin on a network enabled WordPress installation, support is very limited. The plugin is developed for single installations but may work depending on the complexity of your network.

Demonstration Site
The website Tux Reports has the plugin enabled across the whole network.

Trial Version
There is a 7-day limited trial version available for download on the Tux Reports Network site. This version is for testing redirects. Do not install this version on a live production website.

Manual / Documentation
A new portion of the xenword.com website is being built to house a manual for the plugin. The information is slowly being added.

XenWord Settings Panel
XenWord Options ‹ Plugin Development — WordPress.png


Installation:
This is a WordPress bridge and installation is completed as a WordPress plugin.
  1. Align your admin, editors, and contributors
  2. Set up your Secondary groups in XenForo
  3. Upload the zip file through the WordPress panel
  4. Activate the plugin
  5. Go to the XenWord Configuration page (Settings page).
  6. Enter absolute path to XenForo.
  7. Save
  8. Logout
  9. Login will redirect you to XenForo
  10. Login with an XF admin account
  11. Go to /wp-admin -> Configuration page.
It may be possible for you to use the User ID Change WordPress plugin to help align User IDs.

Installation Video (3.0.4.03)

Upgrade:
Please do not upload files in the same location as the older versions.


Upload the files using he WordPress plugins panel.
Deactivate the older version.
Logout
Login with your WordPress Admin account
Activate the newer version
Login with your XenForo account with WP admin permissions
Verify the settings for Full, Excerpt, or Link and do a test post. There are other settings you should review.

A Word of Caution
Your WordPress installation may have hidden errors: A theme deprecation notice , another plugin is using deprecated calls, or a server is being overly taxed and the MySQL dies. All of these errors may be hidden until the XenWord plugin is installed. I've turned off the error reporting feature but you may want to turn it on to see what is happening on your site. Once this is enabled then all errors will be written to the browser so they may be fixed. These errors are NOT due to the plugin but were simply hidden prior to the plugin. Fixing these errors is outside the scope of the plugin support, however, I will do my best to help.

Purchasing Requirements
Download of this plugin requires registration on the XenWord site.

Here are some simple rules:
1. You must register on the site prior to purchase. If you are registering in WordPress then you are clearly not in the right place. How did you ever get there?
2. Your account must be email activated prior to purchasing.
3. Permission for download on the xenword.com website is provided after the completed payment from PayPal. If you immediately cancel the payment then the account will be blocked.

It is faster if you use your XenForo nickname when you register. Let me know if you have any trouble with the cart by sending me a PM here.

Roadmap
XenWord 1.x = Washington (initial releases)
XenWord 2.x = Adams (strengthen integration on WP side)
XenWord 3.x = Jefferson (strengthen integration on XF side)
XenWord 4.x = Madison (XenForo 2 Release)
XenWord 5.x = Monroe (XF2, strengthen integration on WP side)
Related resources
Alignment Resource
Show WordPress posts on XenForo sidebar
It may be possible for you to use the User ID Change WordPress plugin to help align User IDs.
Author
LPH
First release
Last update
Rating
4.71 star(s) 31 ratings

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Latest reviews

Perfect. This greatly exceeded my expectations. It was easy to install, support is first class and most importantly, the product does the job. It's very seamless - highly recommended.
LPH
LPH
Thank you for the kind review. XenWord 3 keeps getting better and I sure appreciate everyone's support.
I've been using this wordpress bridge for a while now. I must say that it works really well. No longer do I wish for an XF portal as Wordpress does things so well and the way this Bridges the two programs is excellent. Thing is, Google loves a blog post, I've found that if I have a two comparable quality articles, one as a WP blog post, the other as a regular forum post. For my niche at least, Google always seems to return the blog posts higher in results. Using this I can keep adding my WP articles and the added forum input just makes Google love the content even more.
LPH
LPH
Thank you. XenWord 3.3 improves the widget system so that you can get even tighter integration.
Have used xenword for quite some time through various versions and updates all the way up to the newest version and am quite pleased. As with all plugins and resources there can be some glitches here and there when upgrading or installing at first, but LPH and the crew over at Xenword have always provided excellent support, responding to questions in a timely and efficient manner and resolving issues quickly and very much to my satisfaction.

Works flawlessly, love it, and highly recommended xenword for those looking to bridge their sites.
LPH
LPH
Thank you for the kind words. I'm looking forward to adding some of the suggestions requested in the forums.
made installation, no error message but is not working properly, I will revert to the earlier version
LPH
LPH
Can you be specific? Without matching names here or Tux Reports it is a challenge to know if your issues were addressed in 3.1.2.
It works like a charm. Lots of info on how to set it up properly. After thinking about buying it for a long time now I think I can´t recommend it enough. It is a most have.
LPH
LPH
Thank you very much for the kind review.
Pretty fantastic addon. The support is great, the features are perfect and its under constant development to make it better. Everything is pretty seamless and easy to follow along with. Highly recommend this addon for anyone looking to build a great CMS front end and integrate it with XF.
LPH
LPH
Thank you for the review. Authentication is really hanging me up lately. I'd love to get it right so that the bridge can be expanded to use either WP user or XF member.
In general, not much worse . Authorization best there is in etop plugin. Everything else is just uzhastno . Return the money.
LPH
LPH
I see you bought the bridge today but haven't left any posts asking for help. Please open a support ticket so that Gracie can help you with either a refund or help installing the bridge. Documents are also available here: http://www.tuxreports.com/community/xenword/
I have version 3 working well on a 30,000 member site. Essentially I needed blog posts to appear on the forums, and comments made on the forum to appear under the blog post. This does this well and is rock solid.
LPH
LPH
Thank you for the kind review. Version 3.0 is still alpha because it is code feature incomplete. I cannot wait to get this release done and out to everyone. It's a very exciting update.
Pure gold + excellent support. This Wordpress bridge have everything you need Just trust me, i tested all of them and this one hands down is best......
LPH
LPH
Thank you def. Hopefully the new features in 3.0 are pure gold, too.
This is a truly amazing bridge. Simple, effective, and it really just works out of the box with no problems. You don't need to be a tech genius to work it out and set it up, which is nice. Looking forward to where further development with this goes, considering wordpress is just so dominant in the CMS market, and the XF integration widgets make it quite seamless to display and style relevant widgets in WP. Well done...
LPH
LPH
Thank you for the kind review. XenWord 3.0 development began in ernest -- and today I managed to install PHPUnit test. The new directory structure should also help expand the plugin.