Hoping to get some advice on how to achieve what I am after, or even if it is possible.
Basically what I want is for my Xenforo to look and act like a WordPress or other blog software installation.. that is I want visitors to land on my site which would then have a list of recipes or latest blog "like" articles, then be able to click into them to read more, comment etc using the XF functionality.
I know there are a few Add-ons to do Blogs.. like IPB or vB have, that is NOT what I am after, I just want myself to be posting blog like articles, and for the forums to be the discussion or comments on each article, but I want it seamless, no obvious forum like layout etc. There are Library or Article Add-ons, but are they what I want? I dunno, there is also CMS like Add-Ons, again, I dunno if that is what I want, not particularily fussed with "who's online" usual forum bumpfffh etc being in the right column.
Edit - Ideally I would like it to be very photographical and visual, rather than slabs of text, I adore the new "masonary" tiled look similar to Pinterest that is now being seen in some sites, really would love to be able to do that somehow, but if not, at least for images to be the big thing, for it to be very visual when you land on the home page. But still to be able to use the Xenforo functionality and ease of posting, uploading images etc.
Here are some beautiful Food sites I think are the ultimate of what I would like to do...
Perhaps I could achieve this with styling, but I have not attempted to do so yet, bit sort of lost as to where to start tbh.... I know XF is very powerful and relatively easy to do magic with, but I am no coder that's for sure.
I suppose I really want a WordPress install, but I hate WP and absolutely LOVE Xenforo.
Assistance would be appreciated