How to configure Zen Cart to work with phpBB AFTER installing Zen Cart
1. We will assume that you have v1.2.1 or higher of Zen Cart installed already, and that you did NOT choose to integrate with phpBB during the Zen Cart installation.
2. Install phpBB and test that it works properly. For ease of configuration, it's recommended to install phpBB to the root of your server, perhaps like this:
3. Edit the /includes/configure.php file for Zen Cart and enter the path to your phpBB folder on this line:
It NEEDS to be the full exact path to your forum folder, including the /var/www/client/public_html/ ... or whatever it is on your server ... look at your DIR_FS_CATALOG for a good hint... ... then adjust by adding your phpBB or forum or whatever to that, or maybe it's in a different folder...
Be sure to include the / on the end.
4. In Zen Cart's Admin area, go to Configuration, My Store, and set "Enable phpBB Linkage?" to TRUE
Now any new users created will be asked to select a forum username during signup.
NOTE: The above details do NOT include instructions on how to assign/edit phpBB account info for existing customers.