said 8 months, 3 weeks ago:
WordPress is a wonderful platform, but it’s not the end all be all. And if it didn’t exist this site would undoubtedly still be here, just built on another platform.
WordPress does have it’s limitations, and isn’t right for every project, client or developer. I’ve built sites using WordPress, but my preferred platform is Expression Engine.
I find EE to be a lot more flexible and because it’s commercial and not open source I know when I submit a question to their forum that I’m going to get help resolving the issue. It’s not hit or miss or relying on the good intentions of others. As a freelancer this is important to me.
For most business owners and bloggers WordPress is great because they don’t have to know a lot of code to get up and running, and it doesn’t include a lot of expenses, AND there is a robust community that they can turn to for support.
“A web designer just told me that WordPress is “too confusing” and doesn’t give you custom options.”
There is some truth to this. You either need to know php and have an understanding of how wordpress file structure works, OR rely on plugins to incorporate custom options. Web Designer skillsets vary, some are more proficient in the deisgn vs the developer aspect and for them I’m sure Wordpress can be confusing.
Just illuminating you to another possible perspective…