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  • Resolved GauravRekhi


    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

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

    2) Yes; easily.

    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 ( be set up on WordPress and take advantage of the features I mentioned (which I dont have on my site currently)

    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.

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

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