I have two questions, I hope it's okay if I combined them.
#1: I am wondering if it is possible to keep the grey WordPress status bar from the top of the wordpress page active on the phpbb forum as well. I would love if users could get notifications and have access to the wordpress from the phpbb that way!
Which leads to #2:
I was planning on using this with a BuddyPress version of WordPress, which allows for private messages between users. Would you happen to know if there is an easy way to integrate these private messages with the private messages in phpbb?
If #2 is not possible or you don't know a good way, I was planning on just disabling the private message system on either wordpress or phpbb and linking to it, which would be way easier if I could get that wordpress status bar to move over!