[resolved] Can WordPress do this? (5 posts)

  1. GauravRekhi
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am creating a blog-like website that will aggregate human-aggregated articles from around the web and provide a short summary. I just wanted to check if WordPress (even if its premium version) will allow me to:
    1. (a) Have a completely self-determined template (css/HTML) while at the same time
    (b). providing my template/service support for regular back-end functionality such as paging, RSS feeds, site search, tagging etc.

    2. Allow me to link my post titles directly to an external website

    Thanks so much
    Best regards

  2. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    1) I have no idea what you're actually asking for. Can you clarify/be more specific?

    2) Yes; easily.

  3. GauravRekhi
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Chip. Let me clarify. I do know that WordPress allows me to create and use a template/theme which is completely new and I have full control over (rather than pre-created ones). My question is when I use such a self-created template, do I still easily get to use the typical "blog-like features" with minimum fuss e.g. tags to be added to my articles that I will write, search within site, dynamic RSS feeds, older articles automatically moving to higher page numbers / monthly archives. By minimum fuss, I mean I need to code very limited or nothing - I just configure a plug-in or call a simple API. Hope this clarifies more. Another way to think about it is can my site (www.theknife.in) be set up on WordPress and take advantage of the features I mentioned (which I dont have on my site currently)

  4. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any properly configured Theme will incorporate all of those features.

    I would recommend starting with a known Theme, and modifying it to suit your needs.

  5. GauravRekhi
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So you caught my complete ignorance :). Thanks so much Chip, you have been extremely helpful.
    Cheers gaurav

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