I am planning a tabletop RPG campaign. Due to the way I want to run it, I am hoping to set up a website for it.
- Free - at least for the end users, but I also would rather not pay when I can host my own site
- User management - create accounts, set roles/privileges
- User specific pages - each user would have a profile page and be able to create x "character" pages
- Login protected pages - some pages will only be visible to logged in users (some potentially only to specific users)
- Surveys - mostly for gathering feedback
- A calendar of some sort - For being able to plan out meeting times
- Wiki - for tracking people/places/things
- Some sort of log/journal - Ideally allowing certain specific users to edit
- Up and running fast - The sooner I can get it running, the better (main reason I am avoiding building from scratch)
I started working on implementing this through a self-hosted Wordpress site, figuring that I could get most of the functionality out of plugins and create my own custom plugin to cover the rest. But the more I work on it the more I feel like it's becoming a Frankenstein's monster of plugins and custom code, and that Wordpress maybe isn't the best option.
Is there a good (small) set of plugins for Wordpress that can cover my needs?
Is there a better (self-hosted) CMS that would be a better fit? Or am I better off just writing this whole thing from scratch in something like PHP or node?
*Not all hard requirements, but the more that can be ticked off the list, the better.