WOrpress is separate db and install on my server for same site.
SMF forums is a separate db and instll on my server for same site.
Is there a registration for WordPress that requires Admin approval after user submits profile data?
Basically, forums is to encourage users to discuss topics.
Admin/moderators will screen forum users to approve those users join the Blog after they are satisfied users will submit viable content for blogging.
Having a non-accessible login for users on the WordPress would probably work as well. This way admin/moderators could create user account for invited persons. The problem with that is... I'd like to allow user registrations so they can comment on blog postings, yet I only want to allow post edits and creation from authorized users.