So I've had this idea in my head for a while and think I'm finally ready to pursue it.
What I want to create is a site/network that has the following features. I've polled some of my email subscribers and I'll provide feedback that was indicated from that.
**Free downloads - for either members or non-members - I haven't decided on that yet. I think the ease of use for not having to create a membership is a plus, but I'd like to have email addresses too. About half of the respondents stated they would like to have a 'users area' to keep track of their downloads and be able to retrieve them later.
**Store with digital content for sale - currently have about 200 products but this will increase over time
**Members ability to have their own blog - free/paid? not sure yet - Will be using the integrated tutorial videos for sure.
**Maybe for forum - several people did indicate that they would like to have ability to chat and ask questions of other members. Also along this line, possibly classified.
**Link directory for members to add to - I would probably need to this where an admin would have to approve submissions?
**Member photo galleries.
So... is this too big of a project to undertake for an intermediate WP user?
And what plugins would I start with? I'm not quite sure I understand the difference between Membership and Pro Sites. I've got my MU setup installed and running and I'm ready to make some serious progress on this project. :slight_smile:
FWIW, I don't think that I want to use Buddypress. Looks like for my main site I have to use a BP theme (that's what the docs said anyway) and I don't want to do that as I'm very happy with the theme that I'm using (u-design).
It's on one of my dedicated servers, so I don't think hosting capabilities will be a hindrance (yet!) :slight_smile:
Thoughts? Suggestions from those that have 'been there, done that'?
Thanks in advance - hoping for a lively discussion.