Hi folks --
I am planning an online publication, and am quite new to php. I had started off setting up the site using b2evolution but even this early in the test/learn/plan/prep phase I have already outgrown it. I needed a more complex taxonomy and, well, when it comes to taxonomy it seems that Drupal rocks.
QUESTION 1: DO I NEED MODULES FOR A SIMPLE BLOG?
While I wish, further down the road, to have a sophisticated site with "Sections" like a newspaper, a sort of recursive taxonomy, multiple authors, at first I just wish to bang out some blog entries. Does Drupal do this just by installing the core or do i need to install modules as well? I am not trying to be lazy by asking -- i've already spent hours just reading docs on this site and have found descriptions of what various modules do, but I still don't understand what "plain vanilla" core Drupal does out-of-the-box (as it were).
So, can I just install Drupal out of the box and start blogging? Also, would I be complicating my life by planning to add other modules later on, i.e., is it necessary or preferable to install them at the same time as Drupal?
QUESTION 2: install 5 or 6?