Anyone with a good understanding of WordPress can install and run CBOX Classic, but if you plan to maintain a sizable “Commons” site (especially if it is a WordPress multi-site installation), you will probably need the help of a systems administrator to manage your server, set up and monitor backups, and resolve technical handle permissions, and help with support issues. Your IT department or an external hosting company may be able to provide these services. See the Technical Guide for more information on server requirements and recommendations.
You will also need to provide support to members who have questions about using the site. Ideally, support personnel will not only be familiar with WordPress and CBOX Classic functionality. And of course you will need to manage the project, provide leadership for community-building, and direct the technical aspects. For smaller projects, one person may be able to take on these functions; for larger initiatives, additional team members may be required, along with administrative support.
CBOX Classic is designed to be very customizable, minimizing the need for software development – see Configuring CBOX Classic for details. However, if you wish to make additional customizations, you will need assistance from a developer specializing in WordPress or BuddyPress; user experience and design expertise may also be needed. Our Developer Support Forum is a good place to find help. Want to customize CBOX Classic? Let us know – we may be able to partner so that your work can benefit other CBOX users.
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