I'm exploring the idea of using Pro Sites to offer simple, niche WP forum sites to individuals, local civic groups, small advocacy organizations, etc.
The primary product would be a choice of a few layouts with forum software already installed.
My idea was to appeal to those who'd benefit from the interaction offered by forums but didn't need more than a few static WP pages beyond that. Perhaps a simple sales or donate page.
I had a couple of general questions I thought I'd ask of those more familiar with Pro Sites and Forum software than myself.
1. Is Pro Sites best for a project like this?
2. Which WP forum software would be best? The latest bbPress appears suited for this task but Simple:stuck_out_tongue:ress appears to be a better "all in one" solution.
3. In order to keep it simple, I was thinking of offering a choice of a "free" ad-supported site or a simple no-ad version for a small monthly fee. Is there a way to implement this in Pro Sites?
4. I'm reasonably literate on WPMUDev's offerings, but which ones do the more experienced users recommend I use on the back end?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!