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Please I need your advices for a Photoblog with an additional personal part (1 post)

  1. roxanadanisusca
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    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi to everyone,

    My name is Daniel and I am a photographer.
    After using for almost a year two blogs on Blogger, one for photography and one for personal information, I decided to move (and merge) the blogs and a portfolio of demo pictures to a new site based on WordPress.

    I have managed to solve the problem with the domain, and hosting but I didn't find a proper theme to merge all into one piece.
    So, before I kindly ask for your advice let me present you what is going through my mind and how the site is looking on paper:

    0 "First page" - a static page with a background tiled and on top of that a large picture (something like 1000 x 800) (that changes automatically on every 10 seconds). On this picture at the bottom will be 3 buttons which lead to "Demos", "Photo Blog", and "Family Blog". No header, menus, or contact.

    On ALL the following pages it will be a menu which leads to the specific submenu categories of that page content.

    1 "Demos Page" - starts automatically to play a YouTube/Vimeo/video file with slideshow film of my Best Of pictures. On menu it will be "Weddings", "Portraits", "Babies", "Family Blog" and "Contact".

    1.1 "Weddings Page" - a page with similar menu to "Demos Page" on which it will be displayed several thumbnails with names of couples that I've worked with. When a thumbnail is clicked, all the thumbnails are cleared and the respective slideshow film begins. After slideshow finishes it will display "Replay" for 3 seconds a countdown timer and when this countdown reaches "0" the slideshow area is cleared and all couples thumbnails appear in the same position as before that first click.

    1.2 "Portraits Page" - similar to "Weddings Page" with respective content.

    1.3 "Babies Page" - similar to "Weddings Page" with respective content.

    2 "Photo Blog Page" - displays the latest 5 articles from Photo Blog. It has a menu which leads to "Demo Page", "Weddings", "Portraits", "Babies", "Family Blog" and "Contact". On the left of the text area there will be a floating vertical menu that will move down or up with scrolling down or up of the page. This floating vertical menu will lead also to "Demo Page", "Weddings", "Portraits", "Babies", "Family Blog" and "Contact".

    3 "Family Blog Page" - displays the latest 5 articles from Family Blog. It has a menu which leads to "Demo Page", "Family Photos", "Our Wedding", "Our Trips", "Photo Blog" and "Contact". On the left of the text area there will be also a floating vertical menu that will move down or up with scrolling down or up of the page. This floating vertical menu will lead also to "Demo Page", "Family Photos", "Our Wedding", "Our Trips", "Photo Blog" and "Contact".

    3.1 "Family Photos" - a photo album with posibility of comments, ratings and slideshows. It has a menu which leads to "Demo Page", "Family Blog Page", "Our Wedding", "Our Trips", "Photo Blog" and "Contact". On the left of the text area there will be also a floating vertical menu that will move down or up with scrolling down or up of the page. This floating vertical menu will lead also to "Demo Page", "Family Blog Page", "Our Wedding", "Our Trips", "Photo Blog" and "Contact".

    3.2 "Our Wedding" - a page similar to "Family Photos" with respective content.

    3.3 "Our Trips" - a page similar to "Family Photos" with respective content.

    4 "Contact Page" - display my contact info: phone, email, Twitter, Facebook, and RSS link.

    I think this is the core design of my dream site.

    So, my questions to you are:

    a. How would you make "First Page" in WordPress?

    b. How would you merge (or not) two Blogger Blogs into WordPress? Should I use WordPress MU or modify Single WordPress to be used with the two blogs at same time?

    c. What pages can be made using modified Themes and what needs some other kind of soft, plugin, flash, java to be added? I'm asking this because I don't have any knowledge of programming, code, etc, but I'm open and able to learn thinks that might help me building the site. There are several softs and programming languages and systems and I don't know what kind of information to focus my attention on.

    d. At a point in near feature I would like to offer on my site free HiResolution pictures of different kind of backgrounds (landscapes, leaves, flowers, trees, etc) under CC BY 3.0 License. And in connection to this I would like to put a PayPal Donation Button. What is required to implement such a button in WordPress? Where is a good example a good photo database to build in WordPress? I would like to implement right from the start a good search options after different keywords, color, resolution and content.

    e. What specific documentation should I read and in what order?

    Thank you for reading so far and a BIG THANK YOU to those who will find time to write me their thoughts.

    All the best!
    Daniel

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