First, having just signed up, I'd like to say how pleased I am to be able to participate in what is clearly a vibrant community and a great resource. I'm constructing my first WordPress site and this seemed like the perfect place to begin. That said, I have the inevitable newbie questions, in no particular order:
I will be creating a multi-user site with BP. Should I install BP and then enable MU, or the other way around? Or does it make no difference?
I have downloaded and installed the Studio template, which looks very promising. If I understand its structure correctly from looking at the PDF, the widgets are at the bottom of the home page and also in sidebars elsewhere on the site. So, no other widget possibilities on the home page? That would seem a bit limiting -- the featured content areas are then just for static content? Or does this change when BP is installed?
Finally, I am also running a directory application on the same server, PhpMydirectory, and would like to display some of the listings from that on the home page and in the sidebars elsewhere. Being new to WP, what is the recommended way of doing that?