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Hi,

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.

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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.

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Guybrush Threepwood
Guybrush Threepwood
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July 1st 2021 at 1:44PM

Thanks a lot for your answer.

I’ve decided to use WordPress since it’s more documented and easier to customise. Plus it has many templates.

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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.

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Guybrush Threepwood
Guybrush Threepwood
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July 2nd 2021 at 1:53PM

Thanks a lot for sharing your experience.

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