I’m very new to working with WordPress. How viable is WordPress for modifying and integration of ongoing custom code? In other words, I’d like to potentially use a WordPress Theme for an initial launch of my web startup and integrate custom code modifications for there as I go along. I love the clean/sleek look of the WordPress Themes I’ve found, but I’m not sure how scalable and “open source” WordPress is for my startup purposes.
More details: my startup is initially building a niche job board with all the modern features (profile, job match, applicant mgmt., social integration/authentication, xml job pull, etc.), and eventually integrating future innovations which might include things like integrating another open source functionality like CRM or recruitment tech. Having “open source” availability is important to me so that I can modify algorithms if need be (such as the job matching), integrate new code features as I scale, and so I can have access to underlying customer data for analytics, etc.
I would appreciate any helpful feedback. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!!