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  2. Special Chars in Usernames

    Per default, both WordPress and IPS have no issues with special chars in usernames. Some WordPress installs may have strict mode enabled (e.g. through WordPress Network or WPMU Feature) which results in ASCII based names only. Some users may find this free WordPress plugin useful: WordPress Special Characters in Usernames Nevertheless, if this plugin doesn't fix your issue, it has a very lean codebase, so you may just copy, adjust and past it into your theme's functions.php or a custom plugin to get it solved in your scenario. Please note that this inconsistent use of strict mode in WordPress has a bugtracker discussion since 2011, so that's nothing we can hurry up here.
  3. Installation & FAQ

    Installation This module is build to work out-of-the-box. Installation is quite simple: Wordpress 1. Upload `sv_proven_expert`-directory to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory. 2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress. 3. Register a free account on - you can try out this feature 30 days for free. 4. Insert Api Keys in plugin settings. 5. Add the widget or shortcode `[sv_proven_expert]` somewhere in your wordpress. 6. You are using a caching plugin? Don't forget to flush caches now. Joomla 1. Upload and install the package via Joomla installer. 2. Register a free account on - you can try out this feature 30 days for free. 3. Go to modules in the Joomla backend. Activate the module or create a new one. 4. Insert Api ID and Key in module settings under the "API Settings"-Tab. 5. You are using a caching plugin? Don't forget to flush caches now. Frequently asked questions Plugin requirements PHP 5.6 or higher CuRL PHP extension Wordpress 4.7.x or Joomla 3.5.x (or higher) Is this plugin for free? This plugin is for free and licensed to GPL. It's open source following the GPL policy. How can I revert all changes or reset the plugin? This plugin brings an uninstall routine. Just deactivate plugin on plugin listing page in WP-Admin and after that, click on "delete" will completely remove all database entries and files generated through this plugin. For Joomla, go to the extension management page and search for "proven expert", mark the module and deinstall. Does this plugin calls to another server? Yes. As is a service in the cloud, it is absolutely required to call the API server to get the required data. The plugin will refresh it's cached data once a day (wordpress version only). Can I change style of review stars on website? You can change the style via CSS, e.g. in your theme's style.css / template.css. Missing a feature? Please use the module support forum here on We will add your wish - if achievable - on our todo list. Please note that we can not give any time estimate for that list or any feature request. Paid Services Nevertheless, feel free to hire us if you have any of the following needs: * get a customization * get a feature rapidly / on time * get a custom WordPress plugin developed to exactly fit your needs.
  4. Update Notes

    Version 1.0 Initial Release for Wordpress and Joomla. Missing a feature? Please use the module support forum here on We will add your wish - if achievable - on our todo list. Please note that we can not give any time estimate for that list or any feature request. Paid Services Nevertheless, feel free to hire us if you have any of the following needs: * get a customization * get a feature rapidly / on time * get a custom WordPress plugin developed to exactly fit your needs.
  5. SSO seems to work - sometimes

  6. SSO seems to work - sometimes

    Please try to disable caching the public output for guest. This could occur with cloud caching like cloudfront or with IPS guest cache feature.
  7. The API works per default with a forum setup enabled with search engine friendly URLs. If you have this feature disabled, you'll either need to enable search engine friendly URLs or set the following trigger before first API request: $ipbwi->core->url_rewrite = false; Example: require_once('../ipbwi.php'); $ipbwi->core->url_rewrite = false; // basic board information try{var_dump($ipbwi->core->hello());}catch(Throwable $t){ echo 'Type Error, line '.$t->getLine().': ' .$t->getMessage(); }
  8. Install IPBWI for WordPress SSO plugin, as this is required for this addon Install the IPBWI for WordPress - Sync Groups plugin in WordPress Go to WP Admin -> IPBWI4WP -> Sync Groups Map WP roles with IPS usergroups here Go to IPS Admin -> IPBWI -> Hooks and check Activate Default Hooks Slave notification
  9. Once discussion has started, the discussion topic id is saved as post meta. get topic id meta field: $tid = get_post_meta($post_id, 'ipbwi_cc_topic_id', true); You may want to change that value. This can be done programmatically, too: add_post_meta($post_id, 'ipbwi_cc_topic_id', $topic_id, true);
  10. Filters

    The following WordPress filters are available through IPBWI for WordPress - Community Comments: ipbwi4wp_community_comments_create_topic array $parameters: forum, author, title, post ipbwi4wp_community_comments_create_post array $parameters: topic, author, post
  11. Due to the fact that there is no common standard for html structure of comment template files in WordPress, each theme on this world has it's own structure there, so the CSS code from one theme will not map to the other. That means it's just impossible to serve a comment template through a plugin which fits all themes on the world, so you either need to style them by your own via CSS or edit the template file to better suit to your theme To edit the comments theme file provided through IPBWI for WordPress - Community Comments: Just copy file /wordpress/wp-content/plugins/ipbwi4wp_community_comments/lib/assets/tpl/community_comments.php to /wordpress/wp-content/themes/YOUR_THEME/ipbwi/community_comments.php and start editing.
  12. Following these steps will clean your IPS installation from IPS connect entries left by IPBWI: update the IPS base URL in IPBWI's SSO Settings in WordPress remove the outdated IPS connect Slave URL in PHPmyAdmin -> IP.board Database -> Table ibf_core_ipsconnect_slaves -> Field slave_url set value of field connect_slaves in table ibf_core_sys_conf_settings to amount of entries in table ibf_core_ipsconnect_slaves Go to IPS ACP -> System -> Support -> Something isn't working correctly -> continue Flush any Browser- and Servercaches, as well as CDNs like Cloudflare. Unfortunately, we will not offer a more convenient way for these steps, as IPS has already mentioned in a support ticket that such a feature is on their todo list
  13. Hooks

    With IPBWI 4, you are able to handle hooks triggered by IPS 4. Configuration IPBWI PHP Wrapper set ipbwi_ACTIVATE_HOOKS in /ipbwi-api/ to true rename file /ipbwi-api/lib/hooks.php.dist to hooks.php edit file hooks.php and fill methods with your custom code SSO Hooks SSO Hooks are based on IPS.connect and automatically fire to all slaves regardless of the settings below. IPBWI IPS App After you've installed the App Go to IPS ACP -> IPBWI -> Advanced -> Hooks Activate Default Hooks. We will describe how to add custom hooks later You may want to activate hooks going to be sent to all IPS connect slaves, a custom URL and/or via email. In all cases, data is sent as json-string. Default Hooks The following Hooks are triggered for Topics and Posts when Default Hooks has been activated. set_pp_main_photo IPS\\ipbwi_hook_ipbwi_member::set_pp_main_photo Whenever a profile photo of a member has been changed. The delivered data object contains the photopath and the updated member object save IPS\\forums\\ipbwi_hook_ipbwi_forums_topic::save IPS\\forums\\Topic\\ipbwi_hook_ipbwi_forums_topic_post::save Whenever Topic Data has been created or changed - great if you are caching topic information on your site and want to get a refresh trigger. The delivered data object contains the field item with detailed informations about the item. modAction IPS\\forums\\ipbwi_hook_ipbwi_forums_topic::modAction IPS\\forums\\Topic\\ipbwi_hook_ipbwi_forums_topic_post::modAction Whenever a mod action has been performed, the data object contains a field action which informs about the type of action performed: feature unfeature pin unpin hide unhide lock unlock move merge delete approve Additionally, information about the member who has performed the action as well as a reason and item information are delivered in data object. Custom Hooks You can create your own, custom hooks utilizing the Code Hooks feature of IPS. Snippet: if(isset(\IPS\Settings::i()->ipbwi_hooks_activate_default) && \IPS\Settings::i()->ipbwi_hooks_activate_default == 1 && isset($this) && is_object($this) && method_exists($this, 'apiOutput')){ $hooks = new \IPS\ipbwi\modules\admin\advanced\hooks; $hooks->send(__METHOD__,array('item' => $this->apiOutput())); }
  14. Known issues with third party extension

    In most cases, IPBWI for WordPress v4 works without any issues. Some third party extensions are known to generate issues in connection with IPBWI for WordPress v4. Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd This plugin deactivates the WordPress' REST API, so you'll receive the following error code during login/logout: {"code":"rest_cannot_access","message":"Only authenticated users can access the REST API.","data":{"status":401}} You may deactivate this plugin and try another one or edit file /wp-content/plugins/coming-soon/inc/class-seed-csp4.php and remove or outcomment the following line: return new WP_Error( 'rest_cannot_access', __( 'Only authenticated users can access the REST API.', 'coming-soon' ), array( 'status' => rest_authorization_required_code() ) );
  15. Avatars

    Default Avatars in WordPress are replaced with IPS Avatars. IPBWI for WordPress v4 uses the following hooks: add_filter('pre_get_avatar', array($this->avatars,'ipb_get_avatar'), 99 , 5); add_filter('get_avatar', array($this->avatars,'ipb_get_avatar'), 99 , 5); If you want to add new hooks for compatibility to third party plugins, like buddypress, you may add them like this: add_filter('JUST_ANOTHER_AVATAR_HOOK', array($GLOBALS['ipbwi4wp']->avatars,'ipb_get_avatar'), 99 , 5); The example above is just for orentiation, please note that no free support can be provided for hooking into other third party plugins.
  16. Get online Status

    Since IPS v4 and IPBWI API v4, online status isn't shared anymore. The reason is how SSO since v4 has changed: v3 required cookie sharing for working SSO, while v4 has implemented a redirect method to allow SSO without domain or hosting limitations. If you are using the same domains for your site and forum and have both installed on the same host, you can get the online status of a member with the following code snippet: require_once(dirname(__FILE__).'/forum/init.php'); \IPS\Session\Front::i(); if(\IPS\Member::loggedIn()->member_id) { } Please note that our standard support does not include help with code snippets like this, as these are not part of the standard IPBWI functionality. This snippet is intended as quick start for your own research.
  17. Force HTTPS

    If a WordPress site has IPBWI for WordPress v4 plugin activated and an IPS connect Key saved in settings, it will be added as slave to IP.board. If the same WordPress site is available on both, http://domain.example and https://domain.example, there will be a security mismatch key error. Please decide whether your domain is available on HTTP oder HTTPS completely and force a redirect. You may use the following htaccess code to force a 301 redirect to HTTPS. Finally, please clean your IPS table "core_ipsconnect_slaves" e.g. via PHPmyAdmin, from the false entries. # Force HTTPS RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]
  18. Getting Started

    IPBWI for WordPress tries to assist you as best as possible to avoid extra documentation, but some feature are by nature more hidden than others. A complete list and explanation of all features is available on Installation unzip download package on your local harddrive copy folder ipbwi4wp to /wp-content/plugins/ activate plugin in WordPress go to IPBWI4WP settings menu page and follow the instructions there.
  19. Single Sign On - How does it work?

    A brief explanation is available on More Details about each SSO feature and how it exactly works are described here.
  20. Single Sign On - How does it work?

    A brief explanation is available on While all IPS connect features are supported, you'll find an explanation for each SSO feature here.
  21. Advanced Settings

    Some settings are not defined by constants in config.php but are able to be set and changed everytime on runtime. url_rewrite default: true Change to false if you are running IPS without .htaccess based search engine friendly URLs. Examples: $ipbwi->core->url_rewrite = false; $ipbwi->extended->url_rewrite = false; key_in_url default: false Change to true if your server does not support auth headers. IPS will inform you about that in the REST API settings. Examples: $ipbwi->core->key_in_url = false; $ipbwi->extended->key_in_url = false; /lib/curl_custom.php.dist Rename to curl_custom.php to insert your own curl commands.
  22. Getting Started

    Setup of IPBWI v4 API is quite easy. Just follow the steps described below to start coding your own apps powered by IPBWI v4 API. Choose a version IPBWI v4 API is provided in two versions: PHP 5 and PHP 7. While PHP 5 version runs on PHP 7, too, the PHP 7 version brings additional improvements for safety. Please note, that PHP 5 support for IPBWI v4 API has been dropped since 2017, so newest features will be available for PHP 7 version only. To make it clear: using the PHP 5 version is not recommended nor supported anymore - please switch to PHP 7. All documentations are based on PHP 7 version. Installation download the IPBWI v4 API ZIP archive unzip ZIP package into any local folder. You'll see three folders: ipbwi-api-previews contains screenshots of REST API documentation ipbwi-api-application contains the IPS application to enhance the IPS REST API Go to IPS ACP -> System -> Site Features -> Applications -> Install and upload file /ipbwi-api-application/ipbwi.tar Go To IPS ACP -> System -> Site Features -> REST API -> Create New Give it a Reference Name and enable all endpoints you'll plan to use. You will need the API Key generated here later for IPBWI's config settings. Full API reference is available as tab on the REST API site. ipbwi-api contains the PHP wrapper for REST API calls plus testing code snippets upload the ipbwi-api folder via ftp to your webhost rename config.php.dist to config.php Fill the settings for config.php: ipbwi_IPS_CONNECT_BASE_URL This is the base URL of your forum. ipbwi_IPS_CONNECT_MASTER_KEY Master KEY as shown in IPS ACP -> System -> Settings -> Login Handlers ipbwi_IPS_CONNECT_SLAVE_URL Define a slave URL. This URL will be used to propagate SSO changes from IPS master to your slave. ipbwi_IPS_CONNECT_SLAVE_KEY That should be a unique key. md5 string of your slave URL would suit in most scenarios. REST API KEY Insert the API Keys created with installing the ipbwi-api-application. The /testing/ folder contains some example requests. Start coding You are prepared now for developing your own PHP apps powered by IPBWI API. Just include the ipbwi.php into your project and start coding.
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