I am looking to have a large site developed for my University students. I have a quote from a WordPress webdesigner saying its possible to make a complex comunity site. Another quote comes from a developer who is willing to write the code from scratch but is charging double the amount in comparison to the wordpress person.
The website will be supporting over 20 000 members. it basically is going to function a little like facebook.
What is your advice on this? and do you reckon worpress can handle a large comunity???