I have been asked to setup a family blog-type site for allowing the family members to post photos and setup discussions and a contain address book type stuff. You know a dead simple interface where they can login and post about the family and whatnot. Maybe schedule their BBQs, maybe each person has a profile they can post updates to for everyone else to see (kinda mini facebook i guess).
So far I have registered their domain with dreamhost and setup their emails with gmail. I have also installed the WordPress but wasn’t sure if this would do what they need. At first I was thinking maybe some facebook group but setting that up wasn’t clear and I would rather host it on dreamhost then using some ad-ridden off-site redirection.
Am I headed in the wrong direction here or is there a better free available web-system then WordPress specifically for this? Maybe a plug-in for WordPress?