Bulletin Board Integration - Page 1/1
Created on 2003-10-14 [Print]
The Esselbach Storyteller CMS system has the ability to integrate with third party forum application through external bbwrapper (bulletin board wrapper) modules.
The bbwrapper module offers the following functions:
Shared user database
Once the bbwrapper module is installed, Storyteller will use the forum user database for the front end. The admin control center is still using Storyteller's own user database for the admin accounts
The forum application can use Storyteller's enhanced registration system for the user registration
Last 10 forum topics
It is possible to display the last 10 forum topics in the news blocks. Also, the last 10 forum topics are available as XML newsfeed.
Download the storyteller-bbwrappers.zip/tar.gz from the members area. The zip/tar.gz contains the following files:
This bbwrapper is for Invision Board 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3
This bbwrapper is for phpBB 2.0.x
This bbwrapper is for UBB.threads 6.2 and 6.3
This bbwrapper is for vBulletin 2.2.x/2.3.x
This bbwrapper is for vBulletin 3.0
This bbwrapper is for Woltlab Burning Board 1.2
This bbwrapper is for Woltlab Burning Board 2.0
Editing the bbwrapper.php file
This is the MySQL hostname (usual localhost)
This is the database name of your forum database
|$bb_dbuser = "root";
$bb_dbpasswd = "password";
This is the login for your database account
This is the path to the forums from your Storyteller installation
|$bb_panel = $bb_url."login.php";|
This is the path to the user control panel (profile) of your bulletin board. There is no need to change this.
Here you can exclude private forums. For example: 4,11,12 will exclude forum 4, 11, and 12. This is necessary because of Storyteller's last 10 forum topics feature.
Here you can add a prefix. Some forums such as UBB.threads or vBulletin 3.0 have this option.
This is the cookie prefix. This option is only available in the vBulletin 3.0 wrapper.
|$bb_licenseno = "00000000"; |
Another option that is only necessary for vBulletin 3.0. Here you need to enter your vBulletin 3.0 license (not customer) number. You find this information in the vBulletin member area in the "Current Licenses" list.
Upload the edited bbwrapper.php file to your Storyteller CMS directory to complete the installation.