I noticed that other sites have been designed off what looks like the WordPress platform… (see http://www.thecity.org/) I am a web/interaction designer and I would like to offer this feature to some of my clients. Especially those that require the option to frequently update their site. Does anyone know how this is possible???
WordPress is entirely GPL. This means that anyone can modify either the original code of the application or design their own themes to sit over the WP application.
Start by having a look at http://www.wordpress.org for links, looks at the docs (codex as it’s called) and themes that are available. Non of it is difficult with a little patience and some CSS knowledge.