This might be off topic, but besides my GP sites (RedwoodCoastParks.com and StengerMedia.com), I run a Drudge Report clone (PressCalifornia.com) with a one-off theme that’s pretty much at the end of its life. Been looking for possible GP options, but nothing in the library seems suitable. The main advantages of the current theme now are 1) it can serve up images from outside sources 2) it has three independent columns and 3) it easily goes to outbound links.
I scour the Internet for options, but the info overload is crushing and nothing seems suitable. Does anyone (Tom, GP users) have any suggestions? Any feedback most appreciated.
You’ll likely need a few plugins to accomplish something like that.
The columns with 3 independent post lists can be achieved using a plugin like WP Show Posts along with Gutenberg columns.
I’m not sure about external featured images/post redirects, but there should be a handful of plugins out there that can accomplish this. Your current site has wpd_redirect in the URLs – that looks like a plugin handling the redirections?