I have a new potential client that wants a website done for his organization. He needs a CMS built for it, and he wants the site to have a forum and an admin page along with a lot of other stuff.
I am used to designing/coding my clients projects by hand, but not something to this extent. Most of my sites are static with jQuery and a little bit of PHP here and there. This seems too complicated, and it's way out of my skill level. Anyone have any idea how I can go about tackling this project that covers a wide variety of what I need done (creating forums, user login pages, etc.)?
Also I wish to avoid stuff like WordPress because when it comes to design, I just don't think it's all that great and hard to customize unless you know serious backend stuff. Powerful yes, but it is more for blogging.