I am running a wordpress site with custom made theme. I want to have a forum in my website and was planning to have buddypress/ bbpress for it. Just wanted opinions of fellow webmasters upon whether I shall -
1) Include bbpress plugin in root wordpress installation theme. OR
2) Create a separate directory at root and have another wordpress installtion and get buddypress in it.
Please advice which approach will be best for better performance and which is the best SEO practice. Thanks in advance.