This is only the second time I've built a website and I'd like a more experienced persons opinion. The type of website I'm building is not really going to be blog-oriented. It's a deafblind association and it will probably only have a small amount of visitors. It will have the following features:
- News/latest news (the latter on the front page)
- Guest book (for writing greetings to the association)
- Summaries of meetings
- "Become a member" submission form
I'll probably be able to figure out how to implement these features in WordPress and I dont't think building the site is going to be a problem however I'm curious as of how websites like these are usually built. My biggest worry is maintenance because how much is required compared to other CMSs? Is WordPress the optimal system to use? I'm planning for the client to be doing all the content updates (news, newsletter, summaries and gallery) but could the client also do the updating of plugins and WordPress core or would I need to spend time doing that and how frequently? Also are there any things I should be aware of (like using child-themes)?
Given that I dont't not much about HTML, CSS etc. or any other CMSs but I'm able to do the necessary modifications in WordPress are there any alternatives that would be better if I took the time to learn them?
That was A LOT of questions! :)
I hope you can help.