I'm a newbie. I'm going to be using WP for a blog for one of my clients and there are other projects waiting in the wings.
I've read quite a bit including WP for Dummies but I'm a little unsure of something. It seems to make sense to download a theme rather than start from scratch but just how much customization is there and how involved. I'm not talking about CSS or header changes. I'm concerned about content. For example, if I select a template that shows an RSS feed but I want to link to Facebook as well, is this easy enough to do.
Also, client will be heavy on images and slideshows. Shall I presume with the proper plugins (oops, you call them widgets), I can add these where/how I want them.
And, if I don't want some of the items being offered, can I choose to delete.
Lastly is there any way to change the word "Categories" to "Recent Places I've Been" or some such thing. We're using this as a travel blog.