I was going to set up my site with Buddypress... but as I'm looking at it, I'm not sure if that's what I need or if the community would do. (I've used WP, but not as a social network).
I would appreciate some direction as to the best way to do this/which plugins I should focus with:
Social Network > Topic areas.
i.e., I set up a "mu" site for Advertising, and any subtopics.
Any member can join the *WHOLE* site (i.e., this is where I thought bp worked)...
And then they can "join" the topics (groups?) that they want to be part of.
Some groups/topics will have sub groups. (i.e. Business > Subgroup: Business Networking)
I will be selling the premium access to "owning" a topic (while they're a member, so in essence, they're the "group" leader).
I did set up the Network aspect of Wordpress, and have installed BP - but am a little stuck on how to proceed further.
Should I continue getting BP set up or just set up the system with the regular network?
I do want it social (like FB in a way), kind of a cross between FB & Linked-in if that makes sense?
I guess what I'm asking: Does BP let people have THEIR own social networks, or just be part of one and lets them have their own blogs? (Hence why I'm unsure which plugin to use...)
(Sorry for the slightly "newbie" post... I'm NOT a newbie online or in creating html sites... just for this side - in the past I used PHPFOX, but it's not exactly the cheapest - I much preferred paying for the membership for wpmudev!)