I'm looking for a solution to how I'd like my site and I've seen there are some pretty smart people in these forums so I'm going to reach out to ask for your advice.
I have a guitar teaching website and I'm looking for something which can act as a directory where I/we put all teachers in the UK in the directory.
When a student wants a teacher, they come to the site, search in the directory and see all the teachers who are available.
I also want to have multisite and user blogs involved in this.
So, free listing = free directory listing
Standard listing = enhanced directory listing + free blog on my site + other features
Pro listing = same as above but also domain mapping etc etc
I'd like the root of my site to have user generated content on it, which will be pulled from the blogs, or even just a small part of the home page to have the user generated content on it.
I will also be providing guitar lessons myself which will appear on the front page.
I'm currently using Genesis.
Ideally I'd also like to use Buddypress so my teachers and students can interact.
There are a lot of moving parts to this project and unfortunately I don't know enough about WP/multisite/BP to be able to customize it.
I've looked at the Directory and Classified plugins but the only problem I have is that if I want to keep the Genesis theme and use the home page for my own content then the above plugins will have to go in a separate install of WP in a /directory directory.
The challenge I then run into is that my users/teachers will have to have multiple logins to access their blog and also to access their directory listing.
Do you have any ideas of how I can approach this? Who I could speak with to help me and what I could do?
Am I being too ambitious with this project?