Where is the best and fastest place to Wordpress and PHP List management for a new online website/community?
We are translating our on the ground event and networking to an online community and are just beginning to build the website. We have completed all graphics. It is a membership site with some portions available to non members
The fastest way to go (not necessarily the cheapest) is with a vendor that specializes in memberships. MemberMouse is an easy to use WordPress membership plugin that allows you to sell products, subscriptions and memberships, setup a password protected member's area, offer 1-click upsells and downsells, manage customers, automate customer service, track critical retention metrics and more. - The Pragmatic Web Designer
Fastest would be WordPress using s2Member for membership and BuddyPress for community. But considering the solution you are looking forward that is to build a web presence of your on ground activity, i think you will need admin interfaces that are beyond limitations of any open-source solutions available. Best would be to build scalable platform using PHP MVC framework with iterative mode of development where you build the MUST TO HAVE feature first and then keep on building the website based on the stakeholders opinions and feedback.
Having said this, WordPress + BuddyPress is not a bad start either. Just keep an eye open for other options as well. I hope i have not confused you.
As Dr. Elcik pointed out, the fastest and most efficient solution to your problem is via a plugin. Now, there is a plethora of WordPress plugins to choose from and it can be quite the daunting task to decide on which plugin solution is the best one to go with. So, here are some key points to think about to assist you in making a decision:
1. Does the plugin offer the features needed to solve your problem?
2. Is the plugin compatible with the latest version of WordPress?
3. Does the vendor/developer of the plugin have a good support history?
4. Does the plugin have a respectable user rating?
5. Will the plugin give you the ability to be scalable?
Notice, I didn't mention anything about cost. The reason being is because I personally don't believe you should let cost be a factor in your decision making, especially in reference to a membership plugin, which is a core element of your website. The focus should remain on choosing the best plugin available to solve your problem and assist you in achieving your goals both in the present and near future.
I would recommend looking into the Membership plugin by WPMU DEV at https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/membership/. WPMU DEV is a WordPress development team, that has an excellent history of offering support and keeping their plugins up to date.
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As per your question, the fastest and most efficient solutions is WordPress plug in. We are software development firm and we have experienced professionals for WordPress.
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you can consider drupal over wordpress .
It might be good for community share