There is a new scam method being used since January 2016. New users with fresh accounts and very little posts are showing up in the official MyBB community forums or contacting MyBB plugin authors directly.
They are looking for custom plugins and promise to pay money above average prices for the plugins. They do accept the usual process in this case: The plugin is developed and the plugin author does provide a testforum based on MyBB to test the plugins abilities by the customer. After that, the coder is being paid and the plugin is delivered.
The new scam method has been reported by two plugin authors already and looks like this:
Continue reading Scam warning for MyBB plugin developers
In this post, I’ll tell you how to integrate your MyBB forum with a WordPress blog.
Wordpress is probably the most successful blogging software in the world. And beside blogs you can also use it as a small CMS for websites.
If you’re running MyBB for Business, you might want to get a blog or a website too. It’s a great opportunity to earn some extra cash.
But if you are running two different systems, you’ll have two different user bases. Your users, having registered in MyBB already, have to type their email adress over and over again if they want to comment on wordpress. They’ll need to register a second time in WordPress for subscriptions.
This is annoying for users. So let’s fix that. Continue reading MyBB WordPress User Integration
MyBB 1.8 has been released to the public. If you’d like to upgrade your MyBB 1.6 forum, you’ll have to update your plugins too.
Most of your plugins will probably be updated by the plugin author. If a plugin author does not update his plugin to MyBB 1.8, you can try to upgrade it yourself.
Simply locate the plugin file in your forum’s inc/plugins folder. Open it with a text editor, I recommend to use Notepad++.
You’ll find a compatibility line that looks like this:
Change it to 18* to support MyBB 1.8, it will look like this:
Now you can upload and install the plugin. In most cases, the plugin will now work with MyBB 1.8.