ok this is going to be a long drawn out post as i have just started using wordpress and have some specific needs to attain which i cant find any clear help on the web at all.
personal background, 42 yrs old ,fair computer knowledge but limited html,no php,no wordpress experience. only sites i have ever built before were with wysiwyg software.
i have gotten wordpress up and running without a problem, installed a basic theme to start with, already had a forum started with phpbb3 (site is new so only me and my wife have logged into forums and added content)
thats where i sit right now..
goals of the site:
a.collect articles from the web on the different species parrots and repost as articles in structured hierarchy so each species has its own article base
b. figure out how to link the forum onto the front page (theming it to match site is going to be a fun bit)
c. get wordpress to play nice with the phpbb3 so once someone logs into either it will also register them to the other at the same time. (not opposed to removing phpbb in favor of a different forum software as long as it will play nice with wordpress)
i have about 3 months to work on and develop a decent site out of it, hopefully in that time i can get a few answers as i know i will run into more questions lol.
thanks in advance