I have had a love hate relationship with WordPress which was mostly down to how our website has been set up previously and not because of WordPress itself.
As a part of my apprenticeship I was given the chance to recreate the Obsidian website and this is when I started to find my love for the application.
I am currently in the process of creating our new site and I find it easier and easier every day. The trick to using WordPress is making the time to learn about the application and to try out different things with it.
The most time-consuming part of creating a website using WordPress I think is trying out widgets and plugins. There are hundreds of options to choose from when you search for a specific plugin or widget but finding the one that works exactly how you want it to can take some time, especially if you have envisioned your website a certain way. Websites take a lot of time to create, so unless you have the time to spare, using WordPress might not be the best option for you.
My advice would be, if you want to create a website using WordPress to loosely decide on the layout of your pages because some aspects mightn’t be as easily achievable as others.
Overall, I think that WordPress is a great application to build a website on and I recommend it to anyone who wants to create a website.