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10 Mar 11 10:20 am
I agree with Fara as Joomla is better with its core functionality than WordPress and you already have the skills for that. If you have the programming skills then Drupal may be better than Joomla (as Drupal provides a stronger CMS) for this type of site however, I would not rule out WordPress as it is better supported than the other two.
I would look at a membership theme for WordPress and probably also investigate BBS and forum plug-ins for WordPress as these may provide the functionality that you require. As I am not a developer I am not in a position to recommend how to develop such a site but I do know that you can do some very clever things with WordPress without having to write a line of code. Due to its popularity WordPress has more themes, plug-ins and support than any other CMS or blogging software platform out there.
While I know of eHow and receive daily emails from eHow I have never sat down to see how it works. I'd suggest a great place to start is to build a process diagram as to how you think it works and then walk yourself through the steps. This will give you a good idea of what you have to do to design such as site and this will tell you what functions you will require to build it. Remeber that WordPress, Joomla or Drupal are just tools that assist you to create a system.