I’m new to WordPress. I’m going to use it as a CMS/Blog.
I’d also like to add Forums to my site. I’ll probably use Simple Machines or something like it. I’m a writer, not a programmer, don’t really know coding or languages, but I think I can pull it off as so much is already done for you by all the open-source devotees out there. My Question: Can I add forums to WordPress, how do I do it and is it worth the trouble.
Whether it is worth or not – only you can decide.
WP (as any blog) it has already interactive features – the comments; so think if you really need it.
Searching the forums you’ll find a lot topics about integrating different forum sofware with WP, including bbpress, which is made by the same devs and used here for this forum.