is BuddyPress the right thing to use?

Before I get too deeply into redoing my old site, I have about a million questions! :slight_smile:

I have an existing e107 site with the following functionality (all to be available site wide; some of it to signed up members only):

– membership signup (free)

– events calendar with upcoming events list

– auto-google map on events (nice to have)

– rsvp to events (nice to have)

– countdown to upcoming events

– tv guide (can be incorporated into events calendar)

– classifieds

– forums

– newsletters/mass mail all members

– private messaging (admin can internally message all members; and members can message each other)

– product reviews

– shop

– phpfreechat

– business directory/listings (with monthly featured listings)

– free file downloads

– every user has their own blog that all other users can see and comment on

– banner adverts

I have about 5000 active members and want to move them over to WP/BuddyPress by the end of Jan.

I’ve got Studio theme and BuddyPress running, but I’m not 100% understanding …

1. If this combination can do everything I need (with the right plugins; got shop and chat working fine already)

2. How the multi blogs will work?

Current site is http://www.neigh-bours.co.za and what I’m working on is http://www.neigh-bours.co.za/beta