I'm looking into making a niche social network / intranet, a site with the functionality of Facebook, but with more focus on collaboration and marketing eachothers businesses and interests.
I'm would really appreciate it if any of you have any tips and suggestions for me, or can guide me to where I can find tutorials and examples of how I can do this with WordPress. I'm currently using Boonex Dolphin, but it's kind of limited when it comes to what I want to accomplish.
So, I'm thinking to have these functionalities for the website:
* Paid membership, different levels, monthly and annually.
Possibility of individual:
Maybe I would like a multisite, with subdomains, and sitewide forum and wiki and e-store, where each individual member can have their own subdomain with their own forums, wikis, groups and store. And members of the network are members of the whole network, but have to sign up to become a member of the individual sub-sites. Also, it must be possible for the site admin to control permissions for individual sites, and admins of sub-sites to do the same, delete users, ban users etc.
I want members to be able to work in teams and cooperate on projects and share and edit documents. Maybe in team groups or workspace areas, where they can have their own blog, wiki and forum and store.
Is this possible with WordPress and for what price? I'm looking into other options, hoping I don't have to invest in software like Yourmembership.com, DotNetNuke or Kentico..
I'm really curious what u guys have to say about this. I've taken many options into considerations!