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bbpress + wp user integration

  • Is it possible to have wordpress installed on a ‘’ and have bbpress on another domain ( It seems to me that bbpress config.php has variables for wp_home, wp_siteurl, wp_prefix that could possibly be on different domain.

    Has anyone tried this?

    (Thanks in advance)

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  • Sam Bauers


    You can’t share cookies across domains that are as different as that

    The domains need to have some common part like:



    Second level domains must be the same, as sam said. (First level being .com, .net, .org etc). It’s for security… imagine the havoc if you had to buy every extension for your domain so that others couldn’t, and read your users’ cookie info.

    So far, I experimented and if you comment out [$bb->wp_home] on config.php, it works. Enter the value of $bb->wp_table_prefix and $bb->wp_siteurl, and user table is being shared by bbPress and WP. Like here, I could have a WP user on and my user name will be valid for

    @intellivisio, I don’t know about the cookie part. I still have to investigate. My main intent was to be able to have the user input info only once so that they could be authenticated on both bbpress site and WP site.

    @sambauers, bbPress did complain on install about cookies, but after I commented out $bb->wp_home, it continued with the install. I created a user once on one domain and it shared the user on both domains.



    Having user names being the same on two domains (very possible) is different than having two domains share a cookie (impossible due to the security implications I mentioned above).

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