OK Here goes.

I will record all my findings here - seems to make sense - anybody can see it as I go and correct me if I'm off-beam and I can work on it both @ work and @ home. although the chances of getting time to do this @ home are approaching null...

Design Goals [no particular order]
Steps for development.
  1. Set up dev phpBB board
  2. Set up dev wikka engine using same database different directory
  3. Analyse data structure of the 2 user tables - phpBB vs wikka
    • Begun - there are sufficient gotcha's in this that some design goals will have to be pre-determined by the difference in architchture. Translation - To have a proper WikiName username you will have to manually do this when you join the phpBB or by modifying your username there...
  4. Set up users
  5. locate ALL references to the users table in the Wikka codebase
  6. replace the "name" field referance with "username"
  7. debug
  8. document needed alterations
  9. beta test
  10. release

It would appear that OfficeRabbit has completed this here: WikkaWithphpBB! More power to him - and much gratitude! I will report back on the success or not of implementation...

Implementation does seem to be succesfull. This is the forum site I have implemented at: http://www.ibdof.com/ And here is the wikka: http://www.ibdof.com/wikka/

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