new to word press – is this going to be too hard for me?

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    rod2
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    Hi

    I have a very basic word press site already created, its going to be very simple… a big splash welcome page with a big logo on it, and then several pages of nothing but galleries of images. Then perhaps a contact page with a contact form.

    Thats it. I dont need a lot of fancy stuff. Does your theme include a lightbox or fancybox treatment for galleries?

    I’m not familiar with .php but not a complete idiot, I managed to build something basic already.

    Is Ultra going to be too difficult for me if I dont know any .php or not a lot of html? thanks

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    Andrew Misplon
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    Hi rod2

    Thanks for reaching out.

    WordPress.org has pretty strict rules on what’s allowed in themes and what isn’t. Anything that is considered plugin territory isn’t allowed, lightboxes are a good example of that. My favourite gallery lightbox combo is:

    Jetpack Tiled Galleries: http://jetpack.me/support/tiled-galleries/
    Jetpack Carousel: http://jetpack.me/support/carousel/

    Ideally you should be able to build your site without touching a line of code. A build process usually goes something like:

    • Do everything you can with theme settings.
    • Add additional functionality using plugins.
    • Tweak a little using Custom CSS if necessary.

    Ultra, unfortunately, doesn’t have any functionality to handle a splash page. Here are a few plugins you might consider for that task:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=splash+page

    If you’re after a simple, minimalist theme you could also check out our first theme, Puro: https://purothemes.com/themes/puro/

    To answer your initial question. No, it should be relatively straightforward to build your site out using Ultra or any theme of your choosing 🙂

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