WordPress is a better all around site that makes it easier and faster to publish your content and regularly update your site (which may also explain why it's believed to be used by close to 25% of all websites currently online (Source: W3Techs.com).
Google Authorship is great for two reasons. Number 1: it’s a positive social indicator. You want to give Google as many reasons to trust your website and the content from your website as possible. This is one very good reason. Number 2: it’s going to increase clicks.
Everything that you do with your website, whether it be adding a piece of content or adding a new page, the first thing you need to do is focus on "how do I provide value to the person I'm intending to read this."
Now, if you want the site to look good... you're still going to need a designer, but because you're asking the designer to customize an existing theme to make it work for you, what you're essentially asking for is for a semi-custom design.
This mode enables people with epilepsy to use the website safely by eliminating the risk of seizures that result from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.
Visually Impaired Mode
Improves website's visuals
This mode adjusts the website for the convenience of users with visual impairments such as Degrading Eyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, Glaucoma, and others.
Cognitive Disability Mode
Helps to focus on specific content
This mode provides different assistive options to help users with cognitive impairments such as Dyslexia, Autism, CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements of the website more easily.
ADHD Friendly Mode
Reduces distractions and improve focus
This mode helps users with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disorders to read, browse, and focus on the main website elements more easily while significantly reducing distractions.
Allows using the site with your screen-reader
This mode configures the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. A screen-reader is software for blind users that is installed on a computer and smartphone, and websites must be compatible with it.