I'm a graphic designer and an acting teacher, and I want to build websites for each of my activities. A few months ago, I created, a Wix website, but it's not responsive. So, I plan to build one from scratch, as I want to host the content and not leave it to Wix or such companies. I was pretty decided to use WordPress to build my website (with "Local" macOS app), but I came across Bootstrap (via "blocs" macOS app).
I'm now wondering which of these two options I should consider building my website? I want something clean, easy to customize, aesthetic, and easy to update. I read about the lack of SEO with Bootstrap, but I guess there's a way to compensate and promote the website anyway.
Any piece of advice welcome! Thanks.
I started with WP and hated it. I was running a huge theme and tried customizing it to my needs and had limitations I wasn’t comfortable with accepting. Yes I was able to add/edit my own content but not customize everything with all our all the clunkiness. Now I have. MERN stack with bootstrap and although I need a developer to do many things I was able to do. My site is wayyyyy cleaner and faster. They say you only use about 20-40% of WP anyway.
It depends on what your knowledge is in designing and writing code and for what purpose you are building your site.
Bootstrap gives you a design solution for building in code, but will not provide a solution for user management because it is a design language and not a code language.
WordPress on the other hand, because it was developed in open source, offers a huge database of ready-made design templates for any purpose. WordPress also allows you to manage users and create page templates, while in Bootstrap you will need to create each post from scratch.