I am trying to get my head around Buddypress to understand it better for a community website I am working on.
For reference here: http://www.closefocus.net; a photographers site.
It's not a total loss on me, I do get the basic principals but am confused in three areas of getting it going.
Q1. I don't understand the relationship between Buddypress and BBpress. Do you need both? It seems that Buddypress has its own separate forum area that is not related to BBPress. So should I use both?
I have both running at present but can't make up my mind if this is too much of a duplication.
Q2. I have this on a multisite set up but have not yet enabled networking. From what I am reading it appears that multisite is not needed really. I am confused as to if that is right and which is best, plus what added functionality multsite adds to BP.
Q3. (I suspect closely related to Q2)
If I have any chance of achieving my goal; What I would like to do for this site is make it so that each member can have their mini 3 page site -
Own profile page to talk about themselves and their work with any contact info they'd like to include.
Their own blog post page
A gallery age powered by NextGen Gallery plugin.
Aside from that its all going swimmingly!!