said 6 months, 1 week ago:
@kim-olive You work really hard. I haven’t heard about buddypress, but I had a look and it seems to me that it will fit your needs. You will just need some sexy design, but the themes look fine.
I’d try to set up a prototype of buddypress (for example on prototype.ortbenningareaguide.com) to try out what it does and not go public. I’d play with the settings, try the options and different themes. If you like it, turn it public. I can set the prototype up for you if you don’t know how to do it, let me know.
And my advice, don’t even think of learning to build websites if you really don’t like it. Focus on what you are good at and find someone else to do it for you. Especially if it’s not a lot of programming. I believe, that you will create more value during the time you would use to build the new website than the money which you would pay to someone for doing it