Recently signed up to this site but I have been reading the articles for some time with interest and gained some valuable information but I thought I would finally register to actually ask a question!
I've been building a couple of sites recently that are community based from scratch and the only thing I have got from elsewhere is Pear:auth for use in logging in. Now I have previously coded my own simple forums but in todays world everyone wants something more flashy, having read through some other posts my 2 choices for a ready made forum are VBulletin (would be prepared to pay for it) and I understand this has a large fanbase, or I would use getvanilla (found out about through this site) where the appearance would fit slightly better and I could probably customise it without too much trouble oh plus it's free. Now the problem I have is that every other section on the site I have use Pear Auth for authentication and as such using either one of these forums would require integration. Has anyone previously accomplished this? If so would you be willing to share your solution (either forum package). If not I will most likely try and tackle the getvanilla forum myself.