I am a Wordpress hack, who has been using WP for about 5 years, but with very little technical knowledge - rolling out occasional sites using Fantastico to install them, and sometimes, with marginal success, editing a css file or changing a line of PHP code.
Our business manages health related events. We currently run events in the yoga, meditation, massage and cooking arenas - mainly retreats and courses.
We want to set up separate sub sites (with unique domain names) for each discipline (arena), under a multisite installation. This multisite installation would allow users to find events related to a discipline on that discipline’s domain, but all events would be listed on the parent domain.
We want users to be able to save searches, review events, add events to favourites and more. I guess it would be good if users could chat with each other too.
We also want users to be able to access all the sites with the same password, an any reviews done on a sub-site would be viewable on the parent (umbrella) site.
We also want some of the teachers who we organise and promote events for to be able to add and edit the event they are involved in. And to post these events on to more than one of the sub sites
I assume this is all possible with a Multisite, Multiuser install, but don’t know where to start, and would love some feedback and suggestions on how to proceed.
Also, how to go about finding an appropriate developer.