Hi, I'm very new to all this so please go easy on me! I've just jumped into wordpress.org to begin a photography blog and would appreciate some advice on themes. I want to get off on the right foot so I don't have to re-do things later on. Looking around, Suffusion and Sahifa came up as being very flexible and powerful tools that will allow me to do pretty much anything I need.
The goal is to be able to produce a site that integrates equipment reviews, articles, a discussion forum, a commercial gallery, direct sales and which allows lots of scope for being monetized further down the road, with advertising and affiliates etc.
Can you give guidance on which of the two themes will be easier to manage for a total beginner?
Would I be right thinking Sahifa will probably give me a more professional looking site with less knowledge/effort at the beginning? Will it be easier to build?
Are there any glaring reasons to go for one over the other? Are they both equally well supported?
Suffusion looks incredibly flexible, but I am concerned that this may be a disadvantage for me at the beginning with too much to learn?
Sahifa is much newer, so will it offer any advantages 3-4 years down the road?
Does anyone have recommendations for alternatives?
I realise some of the question may seem silly to those with more experience, but I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the info and options here!