I am looking to create a powerful website with multiple purposes. Some specific features are needed for this, and I hope I can build it with an existing WordPress theme. Customization and purchasing additional plugins/extensions is not a problem; that’s expected.
I want to create a professional website with a modern but still simplistic look. Great examples are any governmental, cultural, and historic-themed websites. Most of these websites have advanced features, but are not too distracting. The main problem I have with most of the top rated themes on Themeforest, is that they are mostly blog themes, or websites with a too modern/flashy look. That’s not what I am looking for.
I am looking for a WordPress theme that is capable of having the following features implemented:
- Advanced but user-friendly menu.
- Multiple languages.
- Changing header background image upon refreshing the webpage; the images should be clickable (with links).
- Advanced search and custom tags for each posts. For example, people should be able to search for specific types of buildings, locations, etc.
- A directory/catalog. E.g. a heritage register (sort of like an excel list with data that is searchable).
Some examples of websites with similar purposes and a satisfactory design are:
- ww2db.com : website that serves as an online archive for anything related to World War 2.
- whc.unesco.org : heritage website with multiple languages, great menu, and the “header background image” feature I talked about.
- americanheritage.com/historic-themes : great website, very professional looking, great advanced menu, but also an advanced search (see left sidebar).
So my questions are:
- Which WordPress theme should I use to build this website on?
- Which plugins/extensions can I use to implement/achieve the features listed above?
- Are you a freelance designer? Could you help me with some of the described features? (Such as an advanced menu, the directory/catalog, and the header background image feature?)
I hope I am not asking too much, and I hope WP is a suitable CMS for this purpose!
Thank you for reading.