I am new to wordpress as I usually code by hand. I have a website I have created that has a photo gallery and a video gallery that each link to media with the web pages on the server, rather than linking out to youtube or vimeo.
I would like to create a wordpress.org site in order that I can set things up for someone else to administer. I have read and watched tutorials and am fairly comfortable with the WordPress interface, tools, and general workflow, but I am having a devil of a time finding a template that will provide me with the framework that I need to display the work I am building the site for.
Essentially I would like to have a static home page that displays a large image with text explaining the site. Then I would like two galleries, one that features about ten videos, each about 25mb, and the other featuring approximately 50 photographs all small and sized or the web.
What I have run up against is great themes for photography which cannot accommodate video and video themes which cannot accommodate video files that are as large as 25mb (even though hosted on my own server).
I cannot tell if I'm trying to have wordpress do something it isn't geared for (which I cannot believe) or if I am somehow just not approaching the process in the right way (google).
If anyone could suggest themes I would be glad to pay for them. Alternately, any other issues that I have raised that a worthy of a response I would be most glad to read.
Thanks in advance,