I am planning to launch a new website, and I am looking for feedback whether WordPress is the right CMS for this project. I have been working a bit with WordPress in the past, but mostly simple blog-style websites. This time, I need to go beyond what I used in the past. Perhaps these functions are available in the lastes WP version, or can be achieved by using plugins?
Below i have listed a few things i want to implement, which are giving me a headache:
- My site will be a combination of static pages (500 or so) and posts. I will need to combine pages and posts in the same top menu.
- I will need a main menu with at least 3 sub-levels.
- I will need different side menus, and I will need to be able to appoint a specific side menu to a specific page (i.e. if a page is loaded, the menu assigned to this specific page will be displayed). I will need about 20 different side menus.
- I need a member area for authors and contributors, where I can set user rights. Ideally I will have a customized template for members to administer their profile.
I think anything else I need is already incorporated in WP, or will depend on the template I will be using.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, whether the above is possible in WP, and which plugins and/or themes I will needs for it. Please note, I am not a programmer, so I will not be able to make any changes in a template's PHP coding.