I'm completely new to blogging and having real trouble setting up a forum where users can private message each other. I've done some research online and decided to download bbpress and front end PM, what I've ended up with is not what I expected. There are a few things that I would like to change.
Firstly, the two plugins aren't synced. I want a user to be able to see a post or reply on the forum and for there to be a message link either on the post/reply so they can contact that user, or if they click on the users profile, for there to be a message option there. I can't seem to do that?
Secondly, when someone registers to the forum they end up at this log in page.
Once registered, they then have access to a dashboard (similar to an admin one)
The create password email they receive is also from WordPress. This is not what I was expecting and definitely not what I want. I have never experienced anything like this while joining forums in other websites. How do I make it normal?
As I mentioned at the top of this post, I'm new to blogging, so please make your response simple because I wont understand advanced terminology :)