I agree with the point about the futility of interfering with right click. Don't post images so large that it's worth saving them, and add a watermark big enough to deter anyone, while not so big that you look paranoid.
How much do you want to do/learn yourself? WordPress means lower cost, more control, but more effort and more for you to understand. Services like LiveBooks or ZenFolio are more costly, but take away much of the need to know what you're doing.
I don't want to code. I don't want to develop in CSS. I don't need fulfilment partners but yes, I understand you have to pay for features you may not need because its a package deal. So ZenFolio is one option I have heard of, (Live books is new to me).
At this point I do not want a website where the user can easily access the back-door (ie view code) which is an increased exposure not only because the person can take your files, but a hacker can add malicious content and actually take control of your site . When I clicked on Bob Shulls site (which btw, I thought was very well done, and great images so apologies for calling him out as an example) - anyway, as the person has now pointed out to me, the entire debugging code and code editor is available .
Putting everything else that is positive about this set-up aside, this is not something I want.
If this applies to both word press "crappy" or word press.org - I'll pass. It would be helpful if someone can be specific and post a specific template or site if they know if a template within word press which affords a better front end.
It goes without saying I'm "confused" on what word press options are available, because if I knew, I wouldn't be asking.
As far as right click enablement (I'm specifically referring to the ability to right click on an image and save it to your desktop): I tend to view right click enablement as intent: while anyone determined to take your image can, giving people the choice to save and download is saying "take me, I'm yours" . Its my analogy on the door of the house: while anyone can break in if they are really determined, leaving the door open because you have a fatalist approach that you will be invaded anyway, so why bother, is inviting problems.
When I stated I didn't want right click enablement, I assumed that this would be in addition to having a platform where back-door access would not be so easily accessed.
The question I have is: what will it cost to get these things and who provides it. I THINK Sitewelder does. I THINK Zen Folio does. I'm now working on the understanding that Wordpress (org or crap) does not. I'm not sure about others.
So, accepting these are my requirements, again, does anyone have any recommendations. Thanks
Last add: I would rather have a site where the platform host is not advertised, ie "powered by ...." which is my 3rd requirement.