Re: A few issues (Please Help)
1. Just move the blocks of code in your template’s front-page.php to put the forums up top and the latest discussions on bottom.
2. There is a space for first name and last name in the profile, it’s just not required and not part of the sign-up. Why not direct them after signing up or logging in to change their password, and to complete their profile. Just provide them with a link to their profile page.
If you’re looking to make that information required, or part of the sign-up process, I’m not sure how to do that.