As the title says I have just made the mistake of taking the junction to hell.. or at least PHP hell.
I am now slowly piecing together bits for a eco themed site project.
The site will (eventually) have a forum, blog (to the standard of wordpress), a custom made catelogue type system for items and possibly more (once all thats done).
Now its easy enough to install a forum (im opting for MYBB as its the best/most advanced which is free/open source) a blog and then write your own custom script.
But making them
a) look the same and blend well austetically.
b) use the same user system
c) JUST WORK!
is alot harder 🙁
At first i was planning to make the whole system completely custom made, and it soon became aparent to build a forum to the kind of spec like what is required just wouldnt be possible or feasable on my own.
So now i have the Mybb forum installed and im going to try and make everything else work on top of that.
I would like to use a wordpress blog and have it merge into it all, but that seems darn near impossible with out me recoding the whole thing (and then making it so i couldnt upate it easily when there is new wordpress updates.
But unfortunatle it looks like this is exactly what i will have to do… or just create own blog, and “borrow” some snippets for the layout and design etc from word press.
Wish me luck!