How should I proceed with a corporate website w/ members ares, search and LMS?
I recently began working a job where I am basically the digital janitor. They throw all sorts of tasks at me, to which I do my best. I was recently tasked with helping them create a new website. Their previous website was a simple SPA on a self-hosted WordPress. They are struggling even with providing me a basic requirements specification. 🙂 One thing is obvious though… they need more than an SPA this time.
I have no previous WordPress experience… I have played around with Joomla though and I’m an intermediate web designer, so the task of keeping the backend doesn’t scare me. I also enjoy learning.
- members area
- search functionality
- course gallery/product area
1st point: I was searching here on the site for previous questions and found this… I will be checking out memberpress, but would also like to hear about alternatives.
2nd point: I see many themes with the front-end search field, but I wonder if those come prepackaged with a search plugin? Which plugin do you recommend?
3rd point: I imagine they might need something akin to a Learning Management System (LMS) or an e-commerce setup of sorts. This part is less important, as I might code it from scratch. From what I gather, they are overcomplicating things and simply need a product library/showcase of some e-learning presentations (a product of theirs).
Basically, I am hoping for tips regarding the best WordPress plugins to help me achieve the basic functionality. I very much could use recommendations regarding premium themes that are already made to support the easy integration of said plugins.
Alternatively, feel free to point me in direction of another backend solution 🙂
I hope I made myself somewhat clear.