Can you do anything with WP?

Hey I'm relatively new to wordpress and giving life to ideas through websites and wonder if Wordpress can be formed to do absolutely anything? I only know basics of finding hosts, domains and functions of wordpress.

Here are some features I would need for my idea to work. Can I do this with wordpress, Upfront, plugins, SiteGround as hoster or is there some feature here that would require a professional to script it from the ground up? Would it be too messy to create this with WP, am I asking too much? The only thing I know is that this idea has to exist. First as a website and then build an web-based app that mirror the website. So if you say this requires scripting from the ground up I will go out and learn programming.
- Log in with Facebook or Google
- Categories and sub-categories, clicking a sub-category brings you to an Instagram-looking "river" of content-boxes that holds a portrait and some text, the text is the main content here.
- Each box of content got tiny icons for Like, Share, PM the poster, report post. (No commenting on posts)
- When inside a sub-category's river of content you can click a button to add your "perspective" in that sub-category. The website must store these perspectives.
- When posting, you can choose ticking an "anonymous" box so your details from Facebook/Google (whatever you're logged in as is hidden), and only gender, age and nationality is shown.
- A filter function is important. I would like a filter tab that affects globally all sub-categories, set Age: 20-22, Nationality: USA, Gender: Female, +others. No matter what sub-category you go into, it only shows posts with this data. The Filter window is easily accessible wherever you are.
- An interview section kind of separate from the category section, but still following the same "river" design of instagram's content. The interview section is also affected by the filter-function window.
- After it has grown a bit, am I able to add Google Adwords?

Am I trying to create something so different from a blog that wordpress would fall short here and there?

  • Rupok
    • Support Ninja

    Hi Aiden,

    Thanks for asking. In general, what you are looking for is possible in WordPress. Some of your requirements will need some customization, but I think those won't be very tough for a developer. Now let me describe one by one.

    - Log in with Facebook or Google
    >> Yes, this is possible. You can easily get this feature by installing this plugin:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-social-login/

    - Categories and sub-categories, clicking a sub-category brings you to an Instagram-looking "river" of content-boxes that holds a portrait and some text, the text is the main content here

    >> You can get this type of content display by installing a theme which is similar to instagram display. Here you will get some nice templates which might serve your purpose: https://colorlib.com/wp/masonry-grid-wordpress-themes/

    You can easily create category and sub-category pages with Wordpress.

    - Each box of content got tiny icons for Like, Share, PM the poster, report post. (No commenting on posts)

    >> You can get this feature by installing this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-social-sharing/

    - When inside a sub-category's river of content you can click a button to add your "perspective" in that sub-category. The website must store these perspectives.

    >> I'm afraid, for having this, you might need to create custom archive template for your theme and add comment functionality on that custom archive template. I've not tried this, but theoretically, it should work. To know how you can create a custom archive template, you can check this guide: http://premium.wpmudev.org/manuals/using-wpmu-dev/getting-support/

    - When posting, you can choose ticking an "anonymous" box so your details from Facebook/Google (whatever you're logged in as is hidden), and only gender, age and nationality is shown.

    >> You will get idea regarding how you can enable anonymous commenting by following this tutorial: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-allow-users-to-post-anonymous-comments-in-wordpress/

    - A filter function is important. I would like a filter tab that affects globally all sub-categories, set Age: 20-22, Nationality: USA, Gender: Female, +others. No matter what sub-category you go into, it only shows posts with this data.

    >> You can use WordPress Tag feature and then use tag archives for filtering our posts. You will get more details about tags, here: https://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/tags/

    - An interview section kind of separate from the category section, but still following the same "river" design of instagram's content. The interview section is also affected by the filter-function window.

    >> You can create a custom post type or create two mother categories. One for all your contents, another for interviews.

    - After it has grown a bit, am I able to add Google Adwords?

    Did you mean Google Adsense? Yes. If Google approves adsense for your site, then you can use use Adsense ads anytime you want.

    I believe, these will give you idea to kickstart. Please let us know if you have any confusion or if you have any further query. We will be glad to help.

    Have a nice day. Cheers!
    Rupok

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