XFtoWP - XenForo to WordPress integration

XFtoWP - XenForo to WordPress integration [Paid] 1.5 Release Candidate 2

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kolakube

Well-known member
Thanks both! And kolakube, thanks for a nice product, and the tip about cross domain! That works out really well for a related site where most of my blog content will originate. My order is in, and it's installed. Can't wait to try it!
Very cool, I have received feedback from bloggers who have used the Threads comments features in this plugin to get more forum engagement from their blog. You also don't have to worry about a spam problem that often comes from blog comments. I'm excited to hear how you use the plugin and feel free to ask any questions that aren't answered from the website docs.
 

kolakube

Well-known member
to use woocommerce or memberships or buddypress do i need to make code modifications? no soy programmer
No code required, once you install the plugin and activate the integrations from the settings woocommerce and buddypress registrations will sync to your forum.
 

Sanmu

Active member
Hi, I'm interested in purchasing this plugin.

By using this plugin, I want to create a website like https://www.macrumors.com/. or https://4pda.to

My questions:
1. Does it support repost a full wordpress article to certain threads on forum?
2. How does the wordpress comment section will be look like? Will have a good looking?
3. Does this plugin support be used on non-eng website? For example, Japanese, Chinese etc.
4. Does wordpress and xenforo can share a same register portal?
5. Does wordpress and xenforo can share a same login portal?
6. If I purchase it, anyone can help install it?
7. Any examples to take a look how it works?
8. What's your refund policy?

Looking forward to hearing from you.
 
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kolakube

Well-known member
Hi @Sanmu thank you for the questions.
1. Does it support repost a full wordpress article to certain threads on forum?
It is best to use post excerpts as HTML from WordPress has not been proven to parse over XenForo's API.

2. How does the wordpress comment section will be look like? Will have a good looking?
You can see screenshots on this addons page and xftowp.com. Also on the blog.

3. Does this plugin support be used on non-eng website? For example, Japanese, Chinese etc.
Yes it is fully translatable.


4. Does wordpress and xenforo can share a same register portal?
5. Does wordpress and xenforo can share a same login portal?
For best results you should login and register from wordpress. You can use our companion XF addon "register users to wp" to sync XF registrations to wordpress.


6. If I purchase it, anyone can help install it?
I can install it and configure it for a fee, otherwise the plugin is self explanatory and I am open to supporting you through our forums.


8. What's your refund policy?
No refunds.
 

Ingenious

Well-known member
A couple of questions about this addon please :)

1. How does it work with Elementor Pro?
2. Considering I use Elementor for my Wordpress content, where is the styling done for the comments?
3. Does it matter that my WP site and XF forum are completely different domains/servers?
4. Is it possible simply to display thread posts as comments on my WP articles - but not sync users? I don't allow commenting on my WP site and don't need to import any users there?
5. I like the idea of pulling in some stats and latest posts from my forum and displaying them in a page, but again, how does this fit in with Elementor?

Thanks.
 

kolakube

Well-known member
1. How does it work with Elementor Pro?
5. I like the idea of pulling in some stats and latest posts from my forum and displaying them in a page, but again, how does this fit in with Elementor?
I haven't used Elementor but this plugin is designed to use native features like widgets, shortcodes, and common hooks that match WordPress coding standards.

2. Considering I use Elementor for my Wordpress content, where is the styling done for the comments?
All styling is done from the XFtoWP.css file. The comments form template is also easily editable, and produces clean and flexible HTML on the frontend

3. Does it matter that my WP site and XF forum are completely different domains/servers?
No problem.

4. Is it possible simply to display thread posts as comments on my WP articles - but not sync users? I don't allow commenting on my WP site and don't need to import any users there?
Yes, this plugin only offers you features your XF API user has permissions to use.

User syncing is not required to use threads as blog comments.
 

Sanmu

Active member
@kolakube Hi, sorry for several more questions.

For your better understanding, I am using mydomain.com - wordpress; mydomain.com/forum/ - xenforo, this is my site structure. I am using wordpress as a portal.

1. Does it replace WordPress comment section with threads discussion?
2. Does the wordpress' article comment section have 2 styles? (according to what I have seen from the overview)
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3. I find there is a 1.5 version that can make bulk sync between wordpress and xenforo. I would like to know after bulk sync, user, who log in xenforo, jumped to site portal, no need to log in again from portal in order to leave a comment?

4. In the overview "Automatically log users in from WordPress to XenForo", does it mean if you log in from wordpress portal, when you jump to forum you will automatically login to Xenforo?

5. In the portal, If a user without an avatar leaves a comment, how the comment will look like? There is any default image for him?

6. Does it compatible with ajax comments? I have tried Article and Forum Connect, this plugin was affected by it and caused 2 same comments instantly published though you only comment once.

7. If leave 1 comment, instantly 2 same comments are created, can you help with that?

8. Can you share some websites which are using the XFtoWP plugin? Apart from https://xftowp.com which would really help me decide to get this plugin!

Definitely want to keep XF as the primary user DB. Although I don't actually need user sync at all since WP is literally only used as a CMS for displaying articles. Since this plugin is based on data sync to get work done, I would like to say if it is not bothering, then it is OK. For me, a good-looking comment section in my site portal is essential. Thank you!
 
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kolakube

Well-known member
Hi, sorry for several more questions.
I am happy to take any questions about this plugin. :)

1. Does it replace WordPress comment section with threads discussion?
Yes, this is possible. Only posts and pages you assign a thread ID to will replace the comments section.
2. Does the wordpress' article comment section have 2 styles? (according to what I have seen from the overview)
The plugin comes with two comments styles: minimal and thread mode.

The tabs you see in the second screenshot are from the display options which give you the choice to replace WP comments with an XF thread, or show both as tabbed options.
3. I find there is a 1.5 version that can make bulk sync between wordpress and xenforo. I would like to know after bulk sync, user, who log in xenforo, jumped to site portal, no need to log in again from portal in order to leave a comment?
The plugin pulls replies from the connected thread and shows them on the wp side. At this time there isn't a cross post to wordpress to xf, but if a reply is made on the thread from the forums the wp side will update every X minutes.
4. In the overview "Automatically log users in from WordPress to XenForo", does it mean if you log in from wordpress portal, when you jump to forum you will automatically login to Xenforo?
Yes, the plugin can detect when you login from wp and also log the user into the connected user on xf.


5. In the portal, If a user without an avatar leaves a comment, how the comment will look like? There is any default image for him?
Same as on XF, the avatar will be the first letter of their username.
. Can you share some websites which are using the XFtoWP plugin? Apart from https://xftowp.com which would really help me decide to get this plugin!
I will get a list together of sites I have permission to share.
Definitely want to keep XF as the primary user DB. Although I don't actually need user sync at all since WP is literally only used as a CMS for displaying articles. Since this plugin is based on data sync to get work done, I would like to say if it is not bothering, then it is OK. For me, a good-looking comment section in my site portal is essential. Thank you!
You don't need to sync users to take advantage of the thread comments features! You'll find that this plugin is built as a "Swiss army knife" for wp and xf and you only need to use the parts you wish without the other pieces getting in the way.

The philosophy is to sync as little data as possible, only at the time it's needed, and with your permission.
 

kolakube

Well-known member
kolakube updated XFtoWP - XenForo to WordPress Integration with a new update entry:

Improved error handling, code readability improvements

Thank you for your patience and help on this extended beta testing period. XFtoWP 1.5 has overall been well-received and the new Bulk actions and importer tools have been used on to connect sites with thousands of users reliably.

This update improves error handling and now shows any connection error messages from the XenForo API during first-time setup or if there is a connection interruption.

Note, the version of this beta has been downgraded to 1.4.92 so all...

Read the rest of this update entry...
 

Sanmu

Active member
If I replace WP comments with an XF thread, when a user already login in xenforo, then he jump to wordpress and want to leave a comment, does he need to log in again? In this case the user's avatar will be shown the same as in forum?
 
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kolakube

Well-known member
If I replace WP comments with an XF thread, when a user already login in xenforo, then he jump to wordpress and want to leave a comment, does he need to log in again? Is this case the user's avatar will be shown the same as in forum?

In case my earlier answer wasn't clear:
The plugin pulls replies from the connected thread and shows them on the wp side. At this time there isn't a cross post to wordpress to xf, but if a reply is made on the thread from the forums the wp side will update every X minutes.

Replies can only be made from the XF side, and they will refresh on the WP side. The thread replies are designed to encourage people to continue to read longer discussions on your forum, which requires them to signup, so you can keep a split between your content on WP and discussions/users at your forums. Your WP site will then scrape replies from your forum to show as comments. Try it, you'll like it!

There "post forum replies from WP comments" feature is under consideration for inclusion in the plugin.
 
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kolakube

Well-known member
Hi Alex @kolakube

Does this addon support "Sort by votes" and "Gallery embed"?
Sort by votes and other display orders is the next enhancement planned for the Thread replies feature after version 1.5 is marked as stable.

I am not sure what you mean by Gallery Embed.
 
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