This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

IP.Board Comments


IP.Board Comments for WordPress allows you to use IPB (IP.Board or Invision Power Board) to replace or enhance your WordPress comments. When a new WordPress post is created in a mapped category, it will cross-post to your IPB forum with a link back to the WordPress post. The IPB forum link is saved in a custom field and will appear in the footer of your post.

You may find it much easier to manage comments and users on the forum, rather than using the minimal WordPress comment system.

Your IPB installation must reside on the same server as your WordPress installation.

Requires at least: IP.Board 3.0 and PHP 5.2.6


Donations are accepted.

To Do

  • move ttl to main settings
  • move last replies to main settings
  • strip the session id from forum topic url that sometimes gets displayed
  • add ability to remove last X forum replies
  • allow to configure most recent X forum replies to show on WordPress post comments
  • add number of forum replies to WP post “Follow the discussion (X comments)”
  • add ability to override/select a specific IPB category per post (Dashboard / New Post)
  • add ability to map specific WP Author/Editor/Admin users to IPB users (Dashboard / Users)
  • add ability to work with an IPB forum on a different server than WordPress install
  • add ability to cross-post old WP posts to forum
  • add a post template to be parsed when cross-posting (title, date, excerpt, slug, content)
  • add better error handling and requirement checking (is initdata.php in the right path, etc…)
  • add an optional IPB comment form if possible, in place of WP comments + recognize the IPB user
  • buy more beer


  • Martin A. from IPB forums for vital IPB assistance
  • Christophe from IPB forums for valuable feedback and suggestions


  • Screenshot of the IPB Comments menu
  • Creating a new post in WordPress
  • The new post created in WordPress
  • The new topic created in the IP.Board forum category


I would recommend installing the plugin from your WP Plugins menu. Do a search for “ipb” and it should come up. You can update easier in the future this way. If you prefer to install it manually, see the comments below.

  1. Upload all files into the /wp-content/plugins/ipb-comments-for-wordpress directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Open Settings / IPB Comments submenu and add or edit the settings.

You will need to edit the Base Url, Base Path, Member ID, and enter the IPB category # that corresponds to at least one WordPress category. The Base Url should lead to your forum’s main front page. The Base Path should be the server path to the same location for your IPB root files. This will be the directory path to the directory where the initdata.php file is located. The Member ID should be a valid member ID from your IPB forum, with access to post HTML and access to post in the categories. Usually, you can enter 1 and it will post as your default admin user. Create any WordPress categories you need for the blog, and return to the IPB Comments submenu if needed. You’ll notice a list of each WordPress category printed to the right of some empty input blocks. Enter the IPB category where you wish the new topics to be entered, whenever a WordPress post is made in the WP category shown directly to the right.


See Other Notes for the To do list.


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Contributors & Developers

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  • added @import(‘custom.css’) to allow for custom css without overwriting on update
  • add configurable ttl cache to admin settings options
  • implement the before/after admin settings options


  • correcting the mistagged 1.2.9


  • fixed a minor issue that affected the link text on the IPB forum post side of things


  • added a few additional configuration options to the Settings menu for IPB Comments


  • setup shop at Github


  • fixed an ipb redirect issue


  • fixed an ipb url issue when furl is not active


  • removed the friendly url requirement


  • readme.txt update, still learning SVN


  • Added support for IP.Board Topic replies to show as WP post comments
  • Added post styling to plugin stylesheet


  • Removed excess debug statements left in from testing


  • Improved the topic creation url
  • Fixed a critical bug introduced in 1.1 that failed to get the category ID


  • Separate stylesheet ipb-comments-for-wordpress.css


  • Added screenshots
  • Fixed readme.txt


  • First release