Hi, I'm trying to set up a communication system for an organization that currently uses a yahoo group to communicate. I set them up with a wordpress blog, but they would also like to migrate off their listserv.
It occurred to me that WordPress' blogging platform is already, basically, a web forum as well. A blog has a main article and a comment section. A message board doesn't differentiate between the article and the comments -- they're all treated as posts. Therefore, some minor theme tweaking would make WordPress look and function like a message board. Right?
One other thing, though: A lot of people on the current system only follow discussions because they show up in their mailbox. Therefore, I would need WordPress to email all the members of the 'forum' when something posted or responded to, and I would like them to respond via email as well, which would post a response to the thread on the site, and would show up in everyone's email.
I would also like people to be able to post to the public blog via email, if possible. So basically, like the title says, it would be an integrated blog/forum/listserv platform. Have any of you done anything like this, and how would you recommend going about it?
Thanks for your time