I have a bunch of friends and acquaintances in a particular career for whom operating WordPress as a user is just too overwhelming and complicated. Also, none of the themes or plugins I'm finding are actually geared to meet their industry's information presentation requirements. So do I learn WordPress theme and plugin development so I can wrestle it around to be what they need, or do I create my own lightweight CMS that does what they need while minimizing and simplifying the user backend? [more inside]
Question about Wordpress plugins and hooks. [more inside]
What are your favourite Wordpress plugins? [more inside]
Help with Eventcalendar on my Wordpress blog? [more inside]
So here's a delightfully geeky programming question for those in the know: I need to build a system, preferably in PHP, with a highly extensible plug-in system. And I don't know where to start, although I figure an OO-orientated approach might help. Any ideas?