Here’s the story - a client wants to have different color schemes for different part of their website but the over all look and feel should not deviate between sites AND they would like to have users broken down into individual groups depending on which section they belong to and then they’d also like to be able to communicate privately between trainers, coaches and clients.
So I go to thinking about this and it seems to me the easiest way to achieve this is to use a theme framework that can be deployed on a multisite network.
Flex Squeeze supports multisites so we went with that for the framework (it has the added bonus of being one of the more visually appealing squeeze page frameworks).
Having setup a couple of sites using the built in network - the first one was http://www.life-coaching-101.com/wordpress/ that was developed to provide practical experience for students in my Website BootCamp class @ CTA. It’s a basic setup/config just like any other site so doing additional networks is a joke.
Flex Squeeze just needs to be licensed for each new site in the newer network and then I can roll out new color variations by simple replacing one color code for another and uploading that layout right into the template - talk about rapid site development!
As next steps - I’ve starting futzing around with BuddyPress and will be modifying that to scale down it’s community functionality as we only need it for communication between staff and clients, they don’t need to talk to each other…
More on that when I get a bit deeper into it but at an early glance it should fit the bill for what the goals are