Re: Can I use the forum as a page in WordPress?
@ Marius – If you create a wordpress page with the same name of the directory where the forum is, it will automatically take you there, because the directory overrides the page.
If the forum is in a directory called “forums”, just create a page called “forums” and publish. The tab will appear in the blog menu as a new page and when you click on it, it will take you straight to the forums. I have done it this way too.
Theme the forums like your wordpress template, like Ipstenu and gerikg have suggested and it will look perfectly integrated. To do this, you can use the Kakumei default theme, edit the header and footer files to look like the blog header and footer (background image, etc.), and match the css in the stylesheet where needed.
Hope this helps.