I have several application on my site which include integrated Blog (Wordpress multi user) and Forum (phpbb 3). Both have great user login and administration options.
Beside these I have my own (homemade) CMS system which also allows users to register and by doing so post comments on articles or even send their own articles (depending on access level assigned).
I believe you already see my problem : ) I have (up till now) 3 different register/login options on a single site. This looks very bad and annoying. Luckily my whole websites is still in the testing phase (not online).
My header.php with login form (my own, homemade) is included sitwide, this includes blog and forum.
I'm in need of serious advice from you guys, especially if you had similar situations. I have moderate knowledge of PHP any mysql (mostly PHPmyadmin)
I noticed when I check users tables in database that both (PHPbb and Wordpress) create scrambled(hashed?) passwords. When I created my login form this was not the case.
To summarize: what would be the best practice to control all users and allow them single-sitewide login/registration option?
Thank you very much, if you need more info please ask, I'll be glad to explain everything in more detail as needed.
p.s. I believe this problem/solution resides in the domain of PHP serverside, if I'm mistaken please move the post to the appropriate subforum.