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Integrate with WordPress Logins

edited November 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I know it's been mentioned before but I have a newly created site that won't be getting a lot of visitors for the next two weeks (basically none), so I have almost no accounts on either my WordPress or my Vanilla. I was wondering if I could set it up so that when users click to make an account on WordPress/login on the wordpress pages, it uses the vanilla system. That way people won't get confused having two user accounts on my site. Otherwise, I'm just going to have to disable accounts on wordpress altogether so they don't get confused. Thanks, James


  • What version are you using? 0.9.2 or 0.9.3? In the latest version (that will become version 1), I think you can. I think Mark has made a framework (called people. correct me if I am wrong) which will have a shared login with other applications. I don't think it can be easily implemented with the old, or current release though.
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    It's more of a scaffold within the vanilla framework, but generally, nathan is on the right track. However, at the moment the SVN is under some heavy dev by mark and the crew helping out with the xhtml fixes so it's not recommended that you update your SVN copy or pull a new one because running it will not work as intended.
  • It is possible to get old versions from the SVN tree, but I wouldn't recommend it.
  • I'm currently using 9.2.
  • well, it can't be done (easily) in that version.
  • In the future, when 9.3 is finished, will it be painless for me to update? If not, maybe I should just switch over now before I get a lot of posts/users?
  • It will be even more painless than it is now (it's pretty easy now).
  • Thanks. I look forward to the new features and hope it doesn't cause me any problems with keeping the same style/database entries/extensions.
  • Any update on this yet?
  • I'm pretty interested in this too.
  • This is definitely something I'm looking forward to. Then again, when is Swell 1.0 due out? LOL j/k :P
  • has anyone got wordpress & vanilla working together? some examples of your sites, please
  • Like .. Should I have both in a same database or two different databases that link to the same 'people' table Pros - Cons
  • Why bother putting them in 2 seperate databases anyway?
  • Whoever manages to make a nice Wordpress plugin for this is going to make Vanilla very popular with the Wordpress crew.....
  • Mini: the biggest reason would be security. Someone who managed to get your wordpress database login info wouldn't automatically have access to your vanilla tables, and vice versa.

    Is this actually compelling? Probably not, but it is a consideration.
  • ToivoToivo New
    edited June 2006
    mini, this is probably a stupid reason but to keep track how big both are :)
  • so how is this extension going?
  • Here's a typical example of a Wordpress thread about forums/Vanilla:
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    I'd like to do this, but I'm pretty busy, and I owe mini a theme once Vanilla 1 is out :)
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