Two noobie level questions..
1) do I need to have a seperate database for Xenforo or can I use the same MySQL DB as my Wordpress site? is it good practice to have two seperate 'platforms' residing in the same DB?
2) as Wordpress is already up and running with a few guest users already in the users table in WP, I'd like to integrate Xenforo with Wordpress - primarily just user management. Can Xenforo utilise the users table from WP?
Ideally, and im not sure if this is possible, I'd like my users to register in Wordpress, as I'll have some paid for content on the site and using a specific membership WP plugin to restrict this content, but not have to register separately for the forum area of my site.
Is that possible?
Any info on the two points above would be warmly appreciated