Hi everyone,

My knowledge is mostly HTML/CSS. I know a smidgen of PHP but not even close enough to do what I want to do. I have an idea for a niche social network. I know it would probably cost at least 2K to have someone do the backend coding ( I need user accounts, document upload, massive data storage, etc). I would probably do the front end.

I have recently come across Buddypress. I have a couple basic Wordpress sites and I seem to understand those, so I was thinking of trying out Buddypress to save some money.

Would Buddypress work for a commercial social networking site and is it as easy it seems? Will I need a programmer to get in and customize BP?

Thanks in advance!