askbot as part of a larger website
I'm testing the water on a website which uses Django but to which I wanted to add a forum. As I've only been testing the water and don't have much content it seemed easier to setup an askbot project and add my simple templates and views to my askbot project. That seems difficult as Askbot's settings.py states that templates aren't used, and you have to use the skins system. That at first sight means that all templates are centralised in one location. I was going to be working on a number of apps and keeping them logically separate would seem like a tried and tested paradigm.
Askbot seems geared to a single purpose website. I'm already using the Django user authentication system to gain access to various website features. If I have two separate domains then I have duplicated logins one to a django site with views, templates and apps and one solely for the askbot forum.
Is this really how it is or have I missed something. I'd appreciate any pointers.