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WordPress and XenForo - two extensive softwares, integrated simply with Article and Forum Connect. Sync comments between XenForo and WordPress allowing users to post and view on either platform and choose the method that works best for your community.
Article and Forum Connect (Free)
Easily connect comments/posts utilizing session cookies or linking WordPress & XenForo accounts without requiring the forum and blog to be on the same server. The zipped file included with the free product is a WordPress plugin, not a XenForo add-on.
Article and Forum Connect Plus
Article and Forum Connect Plus includes more options giving you the flexibility to connect posts/comments between XenForo and WordPress by either session cookies, connected WP/XF users, or an Iframe. It is only available through our Resource subscription. To learn more about our Audentio Community Select add-ons and our subscription plan, find more information here or contact us.
How do the free and premium version compare? Click here to view a full comparison chart.
Sync comments between WordPress and XenForo - WordPress comments will be posted to the XenForo thread, and XenForo posts will be posted as WordPress comments
Supports the sites being on different servers
Flexibility in configuring the integration and how user authentication is performed
Set default forums to post to based on the post category, and default users, as well as override these settings for individual posts
Utilize the XenForo API
This standard method is easy to setup and utilizes session cookies to determine the logged in XenForo user so they can comment on WordPress articles without needing a WordPress account. It is not affected by ad blockers. WordPress comments would include posts pulled directly from XenForo and be displayed seamlessly based on the WordPress theme. This option requires the forum and blog to be on the same domain*.
This method embeds the entire XenForo thread on WordPress, like a window to the forum. The design in the Iframe would be determined by the XenForo theme or a specified custom theme from XenForo. Commenting/posting in the Iframe would utilize the user’s XenForo account. This option does not require the forum and blog to be on the same domain but does require the WordPress domain to be allowed to embed the XenForo domain and potentially other configurations needed as well.
Connected WordPress and XenForo Users
If you require your users to have a WordPress account, then this is the best option for you. Your members would link their separate WordPress account to their XenForo account to determine who is commenting on WordPress articles. WordPress comments would include posts pulled directly from XenForo and be displayed seamlessly based on the WordPress theme. This option does not require the forum and blog to be on the same domain.
See the methods available in the free and plus options in the comparison chart here.