I want to start a blog with my friend. However, the idea is not about separate posts from separate authors. What we want to do is more like a combination of forum and blog to resemble a real conversation between the authors. To be more specific we need:
- Topics/threads which will contain our posts in a form of discussion. I thought about simply creating separate categories of regular posts for each topic but it seems not elegant at all. Because...
- ...threads should have their categories too (like Politics, Music)
- Only the two of us can write posts, but readers should be able to comment an individual post. It would also be nice to be able to quote a comment in a post. I'm not sure about showing all of the comments in a thread/topic at the bottom of the page but who knows?
My question: is there any existing plugin to include this type of functionality in WP or should I think about writing something on my own? Maybe there is a solution that can be adapted to our needs (like bbPress or sth)? Opinions on our idea are also welcomed ;)