I'm new to WordPress -- doh -- and want to use it to assemble a "community" site for a small Association. I've looked at plug-ins for many of the various parts for what I think of as a "community" site. What I'm not finding are what I call silos of plug-ins oriented toward a given family of sites. Family is my word. A "family" might be a small store, a simple blog, a social networking site, a project site, or similar.
I found BuddyPress &Co. It and its related plug-ins comes close to being a community site collection of plug-ins. I'm not being successful finding other items similar to BuddyPress. Any suggestions?
How do folks sort out the 42 variants of the various site features?
For example, there are so many "calendars" and "messaging" and "syndication" and ...
Thanks in advance,