Confusing about groups and forums
So I have been appointed head website tinkerer for our MMORPG guild. As such, I wanted a good platform for our website, and of course came to WordPress.
One of the most important features of the site will be forums. Given what i read about buddypress / I think that would be an ideal solution:
Basically what i want is to create forums, where part of the forums are
– accessible to the general public
– a large group of forums for guild members
– a group of forums for moderators
– a few forums for Guild leaders. (these are people form a ‘group’ moderators)
People who are not a member of my blog, or who are not logged in
People who are member of my blog and are logged in
People who are guild members and are also in a group [moderators]
People who are guild members and are also in a group [Guild officers]
A [guild officer] is always a [moderator]
A [moderator] is not always a [guild officer]
The confusion for me is how to set it up.
I am quite sure, i could do this with a forums for groups set up,
but a small survey among guild members is that they do expect to have one long list of forums. (similar to forum software of BBphp or SMF) with certain forums not visible depending on group membership. They are used to this method,
The idea of this page being like:
– fun stuff
[guild officer forums]
I am not here to start arguments, or flame wares, just want to see if i can set it up with the software i prefer to use, or if i have to move on to another platform
I also am a bit confused about having to install the latest bbpress version additional to buddypress, or if that is not required/usefull.
I have been reading, searching about the topic, but i might have used the wrong keywords. so a point in the right direction might help already
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