We always wanted a blog for our growing community. I am a big fan of wordpress so I tried to integrate it with PhpBB forums but complexity of code and unavailability of open integration code made it next to impossible for a three day deadline.
We decided upon the PhPBB mod which is still under dev . The code was easy to integrate and we did it in couple of minutes but the template(UI) was totally unimpressive. The urls were with ‘?’ (Dynamic URLs) and a .htaccess file was not available to make it more presentable.
We generated close to 3 files per user (per blog) to give it a natural URL and finally used the wordpress standard template to give it a standard bloggy look. Also we made it simpler by deleting the shoutbox and unwanted template manipulation code. CSS was again a complex one, made it simpler.
Finally I got it working with a great looking template, now working on wiki integration with PhpBB