Thanks for your advises.
This is the basic standard framework we have created. We were too focused on developing the backend functionality of this theme. We will be designing many ‘themes’ with these functionalities as the basic standard features.
We will be soon using Gifs instead of words so that it is more easier to understand. Most easiest slideshow because it just require photos to be uploaded from the front-end, and just click save. I think it would be more obvious if it was shown as a GIF.
We will definitely be making a video, but many more useful features are under construction, so we will be creating the video once those features are also ready. And, yes, we will make a sandboxed demo just the way you advised.
All the features - front-end album/gallery management system, photo-management system, easy front-end slideshow maker, drag and drop page builder, lightbox, and upcoming photo-proofing system are completely custom developed for this project.
Currently, the other photography themes in the market are too dependent on third-party plugins and the galleries and such looks separate from the theme itself. Also, it is quite complicated for an average user to manage various plugins from backend. We made a full complete system which works with each other seamlessly.
Now, we will be building more themes with these features as a standard.
While deciding to make each feature, we researched the existing plugins and found them to be too complicated for the normal user. Many themes these days comes with slider revolution and visual composer. Both are wonderful complex plugins which can do cool stuff, but it has a learning curve and is kinda made for web-designers rather than normal users. What we wanted was a system which can be easily used by an average internet user without needing to learn anything.
If you would like to check, we have created some more photography themes in the past too. But, they didn’t have some of these additional features or a ‘homepage’. They were designed to be used by people who just want to make a website with their photos.
If you would like, I can give you a free copy of the theme so you can check it out yourself. (PM me.)
Do you know anyone who would be interested in blogging about this?
Once again, thanks for your detailed advice.