I'm fairly new at webdesigning in general, with some basic knowledge in html/php/mysql.
I would like people to be able to add, rate, and possibly comment. I would also like to categorize every story and give the user the option of looking at stories from one or multiple categories. Other than that, I want it to be very minimalistic.
Is this possible to accomplish easier with WordPress than to do it all in regular code? I basically have to learn both from scratch.