Re: Benefit of integrating WP/bbPress
Many people want integration so that your users can log in to either bbPress or WordPress and not have to log in again when they switch from blog to forum, or forum to blog.
Others want ‘deep integration’ so they can use WordPress functions (like
get_header) in their bbPress installation. Sometimes they want deep integration to make the two themes look similar or identical. Sometimes they want to be able to pull WordPress information into bbPress or vice-versa.
I integrated a forum with a blog one time but I normally have no use for it. It’s not worth the trouble for me, and I don’t need integration of users or functions.