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What kind of integration with wordpress is possible?

asked 2012-01-18 05:11:59 -0600

Brett gravatar image

updated 2012-01-20 07:04:24 -0600

Evgeny gravatar image

I read somewhere that ASKBOT can integrate somehow with WordPress (cant recall where or find it on search here now). Can I read more about this somewhere?

Would this be suitable for 'non-geek' users (for say a home repairs q & a site, for example).

Also, is it possible to display things like a traditional forum, as an alternative format? I mean for those users who are used to forums like vbulletin, etc.

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Could you explain a little more - what do you mean by integration?

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-01-18 05:58:41 -0600 )edit

Regarding the traditional forum format, we could make the UI more like that, and enhance commenting feature to emulate the traditional forum behavior. Really Q&A forums are superior - they engage users better and need smaller community to stay active. This is very important, because the main barrier to create a successful forum is building of a large enough user base.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-01-18 06:06:39 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-03-05 08:33:16 -0600

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Regarding an proper API becoming available please see/vote this question.

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Go ahead, vote!

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-03-05 16:17:40 -0600 )edit

answered 2012-03-07 21:10:47 -0600

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SSO in not supported - you can't sign at the time of this writing sign in to both at once, else you can authenticate into askbot by the wordpress. That won't log you in to wordpress.

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answered 2012-01-18 06:00:58 -0600

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It is possible to authenticate to askbot via wordpress and to run askbot and wordpress side by side on the same server.

For proper integration you'll need to match theme of askbot to your blog.

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By that you mean askbot could use wordpress' user database? How is this done?

Brett gravatar imageBrett ( 2012-01-18 07:29:21 -0600 )edit

It is not directly connecting to the WP database, but uses the worpdress authentication API (xml rpc) - you don't even need to have WP installed on the same machine. Do you need to run them in the same database? It can be done by simply configuring askbot (django) to connect to the same db, but there must be a good reason for that.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-01-18 07:32:48 -0600 )edit

I mean have one login for both wordpress and askbot. I thought that would require using the same database. Sorry, I'm not clear on what authentication means vs. login, etc. Can you please clarify? Thank.

Brett gravatar imageBrett ( 2012-01-18 08:02:35 -0600 )edit

Common login is not implemented now, but you can log in to askbot by entering wp password. You will still need to log in to WP separately. We could solve this issue. Do your users (other than yourself) ever log in to your wordpress system? Authentication is checking that user is who he/she is, login is giving user a privilege to use a certain account (but the terminology in not so important in this conversation:). It is not necessary to use the same database to do either.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-01-18 08:09:40 -0600 )edit

@Brett - what I would like to know - do you want all the users of the site log in to WP and the forum simultaneously? afaik, in wordpress the readers or commenters do not register - am I wrong?

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-01-19 12:10:45 -0600 )edit

answered 2012-01-19 17:13:28 -0600

nil gravatar image

@Evgeny, are you saying that SSO is supported with Wordpress, than how to manage session with wsgi and modphp/fcgiphp?

I understand that only sync is possible! Please can you tell us in detail, would help to understand as I was on track of thinking intermediate token base solution between wordpress and phython django!

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Nil, actually SSO in not supported - you can't sign at the time of this writing sign in to both at once, but you can authenticate into askbot via wordpress. That won't log you in to wordpress.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-01-19 20:09:00 -0600 )edit

@Evengy, that was my understanding too, however I'm trying to achieve something with SAML (using wordpress SAML Plugin), I think that can be only option if we need to support auto-login with common cookie/token.

nil gravatar imagenil ( 2012-01-20 14:32:17 -0600 )edit

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