XFtoWP Changelog

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XFtoWP 1.5 (full changelog)

Released: March 8, 2022 | read more →

  • New: Import and sync users across WordPress and XenForo with the Bulk Actions tool
  • New: Allow XF user login credentials to be used on WP login forms to create a user sync
  • New: See new companion XF addon that automatically registers and syncs new users to WP
  • New: Securely generates an auto login URL that can be clicked to magically login users to XenForo without re-entering username or password. Only shows after successfully logging into WP. Learn more here
  • New: Set option to "Redirect after login" only once every X days
  • New:Sync logs migrated to their own database table for more efficient and scalable storage
  • New: Now shows a persistent upgrade notice to help you find the User and Threads Logs migrator tool for XFtoWP 1.4.x upgrades
  • New: Disable Bulk Actions tools interface with a simple switch
  • Bulk actions: Adds a notice to the "Import XF users to WP" screen to prevent user password resets
  • Bulk actions: The "Refresh users" process only registers missing users if "Sync user registrations" is enabled
  • New: Restrict mod tools (lock and stick threads) by entering approved WP user IDs in Thread connect settings
  • Radically simplified user registration checks to drastically improve scope of plugin integrations
  • Admin toggle boxes usability improvement + general admin UI improvements
  • Removes double nonce checks on API requests
  • Developers: New hooks that make adding your own custom bulk actions possible, easier to use methods for making API requests, new methods for easily adding and deleting sync logs
  • Updates plugin description
  • Adapts various query calls for WordPress 6.1 caching improvements
  • Adjust "Redirect after login" functionality to more reliably call usermeta
  • Now saves last auto login time for user when "Redirect after login" action is fired
  • Sync validation: Prevents and flags WP users with email addresses from registering to XF
  • Sync validation: More thorough user permissions checking and reporting
  • Custom user fields are now compatible with the XF Date validation field
  • Developer: New function xfwp_is_syncing_on_register() returns whether "sync on register" is turned on
  • Uses native WP error handling on various checks during user syncing
  • "Post to forum" meta box renamed to "XenForo"
  • Removes old backwards compatbility patch for 1.0 --> 1.1 in xf_post_meta()

XFtoWP 1.4.2

Released: February 6, 2022

XFtoWP 1.4.2 RC2 – until this is marked as fully stable and available via one-click plugin updater, it is recommended you test on a development site or make a full backup before using this version.

Thread comments

  • New: A more streamlined way to create, connect and reply to threads in the newly renamed “Post to forum” meta box. These actions all work the same way as before, except now you can schedule and run any action after a new post in WP is published. Read more here.
  • Enable automatic thread creation on publish in WP admin > XF > Thread comments > Create thread (can still disable on a post by post basis)
  • Minor UI tweaks to Thread comments admin settings + post meta templates

User syncing

  • New: A change to user validation on signup. Instead of stopping users from registering if the username or email already exists on XF, this version will gracefully connect the new WP user to the XF account, so long as that account isn’t already connected to another user.
    • As a last resort, if a duplicate username is found and that user is already connected to a WP account, a random number between 1-50 will be added to the end of the new username and registration will proceed.
  • Clear custom user fields from XF profile is user is disconnected from WP
  • Fix: Password changed from BuddyPress profiles now sync back to XF (thanks to BuddyPress team for hearing our patch request)
  • Fix: Enhanced product purchase detection in MemberPress integration
  • Fix: Enhanced registration detection in WooCommerce integration


  • Add post types that can auto-create threads with the new xfwp_post_types_auto_post filter
  • Creates XFWP_Data class to hold plugin settings data, easily accessible sanitize methods.
  • File reorganization (filters.php, strings.php moved to /lib/)

Patch update: removes leftover error_log from user requests.

XFtoWP 1.4.1

Released: January 24, 2022

  • New: Adds user syncing integration with the BuddyPress plugin (enable in WP admin > XF > Site Setup > Integrate).
    • Creates XF user account when signup is successful from BP register page
    • Updates XF user email address when user makes edit from BP > Settings > General
    • Coming soon: Updates XF user password when edited from BP > Settings > General (possible limitation in BuddyPress, I’ve made a suggestion at BP forums).
    • During user registration, checks XF to ensure duplicate username and email are not processed
  • Fix: {username} variable now parses again in sent alerts facepalm
  • Removes forum URL from “duplicate username/email” messages (too many plugins don’t allow HTML here)
  • Removes too-early validation on user submitted register data, allows wp_insert_user to handle natively in next step

XFtoWP 1.4 Patch 1

Released: January 19, 2022

Important update to XFtoWP 1.4:

  • Fixes issue that unsaves thread data after post save
  • Fixes minor UI issue on certain Thread actions meta box conditions