I have a beautiful, custom WordPress site, [url removed, login to view], that needs to be tweaked to include BuddyPress. This is a non-for-profit project aimed at unifying the Akha hilltribe of SouthEast Asia and bringing a positive influence to young people. Right now, there is simply a splash holding page on the site, but the WP end still exists here: [url removed, login to view] BuddyPress is already installed on the site but has not been customized.
To begin with, there will be three types of information: 1. The static info accessed by tabs at the top, 2. The social networking BuddyPress engine, and 3. A column with featured blogs written by the different team leaders on relevant topics for the young people visiting the site. Part #3 is what we will focus on - the quality information posted by our featured bloggers, while still allowing for personal expression in the BuddyPress blog (see attached jpeg).
My design is based on and can be created by modifying the BuddyPress Scholar theme: [url removed, login to view], which is nearly-perfect for what I need to do.
I have researched [url removed, login to view] and know which of their plugins I want to use. I'm ready to start on this project immediately!