I have been continuing work on the integrated forum and based on your feedback I think I have resolved a number of the initial issues. First of all, OpenID seems to be working now. There have been numerous updates to the WP plugin I use and it appears the latest finally solves the issue. Also, registration should be fixed now as well. My apologies to anyone that has had troubles with the forum thusfar.
I am still working on the rendering in browsers other than Firefox. I’d appreciate any help from you php/html gurus out there.
Now that those initial problems seem to be sorted out I invite you to dive in and start discussing.