Hi all. I am thinking about adding a CMS to my site, centered on a forum but with increased functionality. However, I have a few questions about Drupal and its features.
I am primarily looking for a strong forum, which is customisable, but I have found it difficult to locate a good CMS with a professional forum in terms of appearance and functionality (I am using phpbb right now). I assume that these boards are customisable easily, but are there any functions that I would miss by using these forums?
In addition, I would like a site with a front page publishing news (and preferably the ability to punlish a news item directly from - and linked to - a forum post), as well as user blogs, rss feeds, an articles/resources section which I can organise and customise to create sub-sections (and sub-sections within those, if possible), user submitted articles, image/document sharing (so users can upload to their personal galleries to share pictures and basic document types), and if possible a wiki and chat system (although these last two are not deal breakers).
I know that this is asking a lot! Also, if anyone has examples of the Drupal forums in use, as a showcase to show how they can look, I would appreciate a link.
Many thanks in advance for taking the time with these questions.