Choosing the platform (as a whole)
Decided to start my own small site. Easy to say, but then come the questions of the right approach.. and that blocks me. Already :).
I like to research and study, problem is I need some pointers, in order to choose the right direction. Hopefully you guys can help.
Site's purpose is creation of digital content (downloadable). Main areas:
Home page, a blog, a forum for discussions, and the shop, where one could not only buy but also publish/sell, if one wishes.
Any suggestions for the platforms to use ? Or any counter suggestions (meaning not choosing a platform that could limit later development) ?
My current orientation would be : Wordpress for the blog + SMF for the forums + <insert shop platform here>
Should/could WP be the CMS of all this ? or should I use it only for the blog ? In which case, what else for site's CMS ?
Do you guys know some suggestion about a "app market like platform" ? (submit content, download, purchase, rate, comment) Or such a thing does not exist pre-built, and has to be specifically developed ?
Thank you in advance :).
PS: side-question - what engine does this forum uses ? I like how it looks :).