I currently have WPMS installed with BuddyPress. My sub sites will all be communities as well. I installed the mufti-network that was recommended here. I have chosen the studio theme for my first set up.
My questions are as follows.
It appears all the features I need are available in plug ins. Do I need BuddyPress?
Are the plug ins extensions to BuddyPress or will they conflict?
My chosen Theme "Studio" has some branding, will the branding plugin conflict?
If I use plug ins instead of BuddyPress can I then use any theme for my sub sites?
Is there an advantage to BuddyPress?
I want to customize my sub sites for sales teams. Set my own style and branding. Can I lock that so they don't have the ability to modify it? I'm sure by suer roles, but what about sub site admins?
I sincerely looked for these answers.
I am somewhat visually impaired and digging for answers is tedious and very exhausting. So, I find WPMU Dev an indispensable tool and am very grateful for your help.