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Joomla + phpBB + Coppermine - Advice Required

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:16 pm
by sheps
Hi All

After my attempts to integrate SMF, Coppermine and Joomla together - the aesthetic appeal of the site when SMF and Coppermine were wrapped in Joomla just wasn't for me.

I've decided to use phpBB & Coppermine - the only preference for using phpBB was because I'm slightly familiar with it and the setup, etc..

I now plan to use phpBB & Coppermine as a separate entity within my site, in other words when users click my forum / gallery links it'll take them to the forums / gallery outside of Joomla.

I'm happy with this, I'll eventually get round to making the theme's look a bit like my Joomla site.

I may be wrong.... but I don't think there's any way of integrating the users of Joomla / phpbb / Coppermine when they are not wrapped within Joomla is there?  If there is away - I would be totally appreciative of any comments of how to get this to work.

Secondly, does anyone know of a module / mambo to show "snapshots" images from coppermine and recent posts from phpbb forum on the home page of my Joomla site?  At present on the live site ( I am using Simpleboard and PonyGallery for forums and galleries respectively and have a module to show forum posts and gallery snapshots.

I all fairness I'd appreciate any comments on whether using phpBB is the best route for me or if any of the above is possible.

I'm really impressed with Joomla and I'm so glad I'm in the process of migrating my site to it - only things holding me back at the mo are the forums and galleries :(

Thanks for any help in advance.


Re: Joomla + phpBB + Coppermine - Advice Required

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:37 pm
by Joombla
I think you will find what you are looking for at . The component there will allow you to load coppermine within Joomla, not using an Iframe so its search engine friendly. Also there is a Joomla user integration script. Coppermine will easily integrate with phpBB as well.


Re: Joomla + phpBB + Coppermine - Advice Required

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:14 pm
by steve0
ok i went to the site, now which file do i download and where are the installation instructions.

has anyone tried this out?
is it reccomended?
i went to the sample gallery but it seemed a bit choppy.


Re: Joomla + phpBB + Coppermine - Advice Required

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:07 pm
by Joombla
Installation instructions are under "documentation link" or if you're lazy: ... &Itemid=33
Downloads would be under the "downloads" link, or if you're lazy: ... elect&id=1
I think more than 1,000 downloads says something about it.


Re: Joomla + phpBB + Coppermine - Advice Required

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:48 am
by steve0
oops, sorry, i wasnt looking at the right docs  :'(

ok, i`ll give it a whirl then :)