I’m a Red Cross volunteer here in Portland, OR. Knowing just about nothing, I said I’d migrate the chapter’s existing Blogger site to WP, give it a better look, and more capabilities. No problem. :-}
The NewsAnchor Pro theme worked perfectly for what we needed, and the site launched without any disasters. Since we don’t have staff to prep images, one of the plugins I installed was SmartCrop. That works fine for most images, except I can’t figure out how to get the carousel to use the SmartCrop images instead of the presized versions. I’m sure it can be done, I’m just too inexperienced to figure out how.