I am trying hard to use WP to make a modern version of a bulletin board system, like Wildcat! or PCBoard. I have WP installed, and am trying to figure IT out, as well as FORUMS by Zingiri. I am also exploring a membership module from S2, Membership and Paid Membership Pro.
My biggest problem is that I am NOT a CSS/HTML programmer, so I am having a fit making the pages work. For example, I want a static opening page that will take people to signing up for a free membership first, giving limited access, then on to the BBS section.
Anyone have any ideas? Or direction to go in? Just the WP basics are proving to be a challenge, because the documentation just does not match up with what is going on in the program. I feel totally lost, and I ran a 10 line BBS back in the 90's !!!!
Thanks in advance for any help, suggestions or direction!
(Sorry this repeats a previous post, but some moderator decided to close my post instead of suggesting that I modify it. I came here seeking help, but the mods are making me think twice about WordPress! I hope others will prove me wrong! :) )