Looking for a specific set of plugins...

I want to set up a documentation project that pulls news from various locations based on the sub-directory. The site will be wpmu with focus on business, networking, and technology. So a sub-directory called tech will be created that house documents I and others create along with news and product ratings specific to technology. Same for business, networking, etc. What I'm having a hard time finding are the right "type"? of plugins that will allow this. I came across the Article Directory plugin and theme and it looks really good. I just need to test it on WPMU. So I'm wondering what other plugin suggestions, if any, would anyone have for making this a succeful project? I hope to allow authors to upload and their works in addition to having a discussion community sub-directory running BuddyPress or some other forum.
Would anyone be able to recommend a "typical" list of plugins to get me started?

Any responses appreciated.

  • nusolutions
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Project URL: http://nubiint.com

    Phase I: Design complete. Satisfied.
    Phase II: Plugin integration. Current list:

    Theme: Article Directory
    Function Specific Plugins:
    Article Directory
    Google Sitemaps & Analytics
    All in One SEO
    Contact Form 7
    Enhanced Contact Form
    Dynamic Content Gallery
    Flexi Pages Widget
    Google News Widget
    My Page Order - My Deactive & remove
    Page Category Plus
    Page Links to
    Post Page Associator
    Quick Adsense
    SEO Friendly Images
    SEO Smart Links
    SEO Title Tag
    Widget Logic
    WPMU Category Mapping

    Will give Autoblog a read. Any recommendations for "Standard" admin plugins?

  • Kirk Ward
    • Syntax Hero

    Is it possible to set a different style setting for each wpmu website?

    (1) Create a copy of the theme
    (2) Change the name of this new copy in style.css and by renaming the folder to the same name.

    You now have a "new" theme

    (3) Edit the colors in the theme. These are usually hex (the items marked with a # sign)

    Do them one by one, look at what you've got each time you make a change, Revert if you don't like it. Keep doing this until you are happy with what you have. Look at http://accountingpractitioner.com for an example of what can be done. (Click on "Choose YOur Look" at the top of the left sidebar.) CSR-001 through CSR-007 are all the same theme with different colors.

    I suggest you also download a color picker to help you pick colors. Make sure it has a "drag" tool to help you get the hex and rgb values of any mointor color you like. I use the "Huey 1.9" color picker, but it is getting harder to find, and may be hacked at this age.

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