This tutorial describes how you can connect your users’ PHPBB accounts to the chat.
This tutorial applies to version 2.2.6 and later. If you have an earlier version, please refer to this tutorial.
In this mode of operation, when a user visits your site and logs in to the forum, they will be simultaneously signed in to the chat with the same user name (and avatar) as their site account.
Ok, here are the steps that you must take to set up the link, you should already have FCChat Installed and running before proceding:
1) First, sign in to PHPBB with the account you use for administration.
2) Next, go to a web page on your site and click “Open ChatCenter”. Sign in to the chat with your FCChat administrative account.
3) Click on your screen name and click ‘mod’ to go to the FCChat administration panel.
4) Once in the administration panel, where it says ‘CMS Type’, select PHPbb. Where it says ‘Administrative account’, enter the name of your PHPBB administrative account. This must be the account you signed in as in step one.
5) Next, open the file fcchat/config/config.js with a text editor
6) Find the variable forum_proxy and set it exactly as follows:
forum_proxy: window["fc_chat_path"] + "proxies/fcchat_phpbb3_proxy.php",
7) Find the variable startText adn set it as follows:
startText:"To begin chatting, please <b>Sign In</b>",
8) Now load up a page on your web site with your browser. You may have to refresh the page a couple of times in order your the new settings to ‘catch’.
9) Ok, your done!
If you want to go back to the ‘default user registration mode’, simply revert the changes to the config file as follows:
startText:"To begin chatting, press the <b>Open Button. </b>",
You will now be able to access the FCChat administration panel with your PHPBB administrative account. (The account you designated in step 5)