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Reply To: Am looking to create a social platform where people can post ‘stories’ and they can be commented on, with both the stories and comments able to be liked, and messaging between participants.  Stories can be sorted by various categories.  Keen for an out of the box solution with plugins, rather than trying to build it from scratch (at least for MVP).    Am wondering if the same functionality used for this manaaki site might work?  I heard Pat talking about it on the Spinoff interview.  Would really appreciate input from someone who understands what’s available/possible.  

Kia ora,
Sounds remarkably like blogging functionality. Manaaki appears to be a WordPress site. I’ve recently been involved in setting up a site for an Iwi that’s also WordPress based. WordPress is pretty awesome at this and has a massive array of plugins. For example, we’ve used a WP plugin called UltimateMember that handles all the complexity around site membership/profiles etc. We’ve been using an Auckland-based website company called The Fold. Google them and have a chat to Daniel.
Ngā mihi,
-Peter