Hi all, I have recently created a website (hosted through godaddy.com) for an online gaming guild and after using phpBB (v. 2.0.15) to make the forums, I stumbled upon php-nuke (v. 7.6 is what I would be using). Now the forums have already been running for a few weeks, and thus have a good-size MySQL database building. Obviously the most simple thing you could do is create a new database, create the php-nuke site, and start a database from scratch. However I would rather not have all my users re-register. Basically what I would like to do is use php-nuke for my main site and integrate the database from my forums into it. Now I from what I can gather there is a few ways to go about this.
1) You can use php-nuke for the main site, and when you go to the forums link/module it still uses phpbb for the forums, but will allow you to share the database between the site, and the forums.
http://www.legendsofstarwars.com/index.php - is a good example of this
2) You can use php-nuke for the main site and allow php-nuke to control the forums too, but itegrate your former phpbb database into it, so that you don't lose everything.
I'm not really sure on the pro's/con's of these choices, nor do I know how to go about doing either one. There may even be other (better) options that I don't even know about. Hopefully someone here can offer me some insight on this issue, giving some reasons on which method of integration would be the best way to go, and how I should go about it. Thanks in advance.
P.S. Also since this forum is filled with expert PHP users, if you have any "beef" with using php-nuke or reasons why I shouldn't use that for my site please let me know.