Ok not sure if this is the best place for this question. But here it goes.
I need a site that has real estate listings, with a very minimal (feature wise) user/membership feature that auto emails with server information based on saved searches in users profile.
Now i dont know what does what. If that makes sense. Now i know getting the MLS listings will be a plugin. But where does all the "formatting" come from? The way it looks, the layout? Does it come from the theme? Does it come from plugin CSS?
With the membership thing - does that have to be a plugin feature? or can it be a theme feature? or tie into something like buddy press?
Im just having a hard time trying to differentiate where all the coding ties in, which part does what and so on.
If you are a developer and would like to talk to me one on one - id love to. This is NOT for work - i simply want to KNOW how this can be done.