I'm trying to get a multiple user blog up and running for my company. Being a total noob to PHP, and generally learning on the job, I'm finding Wordpress MU quite a struggle to get up and running effectively.
So I essentially have two options:
1. Look at another open source blog system that allows for multiple blogs that doesn't take perhaps as much mindpower to install and maintain (I don't want bells and whistles, just an effective platform for up to 100 blogs, at the very most)
2. Look to get someone to produce a bespoke blogging platform for us. However budget is an issue and if you guys think this would be the best way forward, I'd appreciate a really rough guesstimate as to how much this would set us back.
Of course 1. is the ideal, but if there would be significant maintenance involved (aside from the actual blogging itself, which I'm perfectly capable and ready for) then possibly a bulletproof 2. would be in order.
Really appreciate your thoughts on this people! Great forums!