We are new to WPMU and just looking for some confirmation of what is possible using it and how best to get started.
We are creating a network of sites which are towns in an area. The main site will host all the content from across all the individual town sites.
Each individual town will only display content relevant to that town.
We are looking to include user submitted posts and comments, user submitted images, a jobs listing page, property listing page and a classifieds ads section for each town.
Will WPMU allow us to do something like this?
I know that might be a bit vague but I can provide a screenshot of the page design if that helps put it in to context.
By setting up a network will it allow users to be able to sign up to one site, mutliple sites or all sites?
Can we control which sites they have access to?
If someone posts a story on one site can we show it on the main site?
If someone posts a classified ad on one site can they chose to show it on other sites or will they have to be members of each site they want to show it on?
Is there a theme or framework to help us create these pages, like a page builder to create a magazine/news style home page for each town?
If we were to use an existing theme do the plugins like the jobs and classifieds come with widgets to integrate with existing themes and frameworks?
I appreciate any help and advice on the above. We just want to move forward in the right direction to start with.
Thanks and regards,