hey wonderful peeps.
so i've been contracted to make a fairly involved site that essentially follows a video blog model. the main requirements are that the admin and author (channel operator) portals are easy to use and relate exactly to what they need to do.
as such, i need to be able to essentially modify a lot of the core functionality to use wordpress. for instance a post cannot have text but will require other fields related to the video being uploaded.
i would also need to be able to completely customize what is currently seen when the admin or an author logs in.
my question is essentially whether people think using wordpress is a good idea and whether it is possible to do this without making core mods (plugins only). the reason i want to use wordpress is because i feel it will take care of a significant chunk of the organization of the content. i figure that if the other option is to write this from scratch then at least modifying the wordpress core still gives me a head start.
thanks for taking the time.