On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 11:43:29AM +1100, John Fitzsimons wrote:
Okay, thanks. It appears that Joomla, and PHPBB, both need a database eg. MySQL. I don't suppose you know whether they could both reference the same database when setting things up for the above outcome ?
Joomla doesn't have native forums, from last time I looked. Joomla is 'just' a CMS.
http://www.kunena.com/ is apparently "Next Generation Native Joomla Forum"; it's that wh(at|ich) is installed on a box I sysadmin for, but didn't set-up.
I've got a vague knowledge of phpBB2, but I've not kept upto date.
However, with those caveats, one should be able to use the same *database*, and Joomla/Kunena/Drupal/phpBB2 could all co-exist, in the same database, just using different database table prefixes, e.g.,
resulting in something like db_foo.joomla_blah db_foo.joomla_users db_foo.kunena_forum db_foo.kunena_users db_foo.drupal_nodes db_foo.drupal_users db_foo.phpbb_users db_foo.phpbb_topics
There's an option to specify prefixes at install/configuration time.
I'd not advise having that sort of structure, it's just going to get messy/putting all of one's eggs in the same basket, but it could be considered an option.