Basically, I'd like to have users, user profiles, a picture submission area with caption and category selection, a blog area for users to submit blogs, and user forums.
For one thing, I think http://www.hotdogblog.com only uses WordPress for their blog section ("module"?)...that's what I gather from looking at the source file of that main page. I see a reference to Xoops in the footer, but I have no idea how to use Xoops or if it would be a better option than WP for this type of site. Does anyone know how to implement the rest of the functions on that site?