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Combining a lightbox gallery with community interaction

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    Finn Haverkamp on #15354

    Hello, I have a tough nut to crack. I’m hoping to create a website that combines a number of different common features. The website would be primarily for posting videos and images, as well as some articles/posts. So it would be mostly a big gallery. Well, there are plenty of gallery themes and plugins. But I also want to have a community with an optional subscription membership. Users would be able to comment on videos and images right alongside them. Comments from subscribers would float to the top. Users would also be able to “thumbs up” content, and the gallery would need the option to sort by rating. Because I want the ability to post articles too, the theme would need to allow for posts. Finally, I’d also love a forum for members. Is all of this even possible without lots of custom coding? If I were to find three or four themes or plugins that I like, could they be combined relatively easily? I have one WordPress website 1, so I’m familiar with WordPress, and I used to be pretty good at HTML and CSS, but I know squat about PHP. I really appreciate any advice. Thank you.

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    Brajesh Singh on #15361

    Hi Finn,
    Welcome to BuddyDev.

    It should not be too difficult. The only issue I see is floating comments by subscription.

    All others are doable

    1. Gallery plugin:- You can use our MediaPress or rtMedia
    2. Forums:- bbPress should be good enough.
    3. Blog:- You can either use BuddyBlog(It is bare bone, we will be revamping it in future) or Social Articles plugin

    I will suggest creating temporary site, running these and getting a feel of them if they are suitable or you need customisation.

    Regards
    Brajesh

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    Finn Haverkamp on #15388

    Thank you, Brajesh. I’ll try experimenting and see how it works out.

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    Brajesh Singh on #15390

    You are welcome. Please do let me know how it goes.

    Regards
    Brajesh

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