I have a wordpress site in which I teach photography by video lessons. The website and lessons are completely in spanish language.
The site (www.luchotv.com) has video lessons, a free chatroom and a very active comments area where I reply all kind of photography questions.
Now I want to convert my audience into a community usig bbPress and BuddyPress and I would like to know the logical steps to achieve this so I have some questions:
I think (but your opinion is appreciatted) I do prefer a site wide forum with all photography topics together in one place. I my case do you see any advantage in the group forums?
I use wishlist member plugin but I just contacted them and they told me the plugin integration with buddypress is really bad. Right now I have less than 50 paid subscribers so there would be no big problem if I have to change to your membership plugin. What would be your advice on this matter?
Until now all my lessons were free but starting in November I want to make 1 free and 3 private monthly lessons. The site should show the private lessons until the "read more tag", is this possible with your plugin?
My site is 960px wide with a 330px wide rigth sidebar. Do you have any Buddypress theme allowing some customization like custom body and sidebar width and no-sidebar pages?
If I have problems along my installations and custom changes is possible for you to take a look at my site and help me to solve the problem?
I have this site and my professional photographer wp site, each one in individual installation. Is it advisable to merge them into a wp multisite for the buddypress purposes?
Thanks a lot for your help,