The Heroin of Web Design
Recently had to whip up a quick emergency Web site. I chose WordPress because I figured it would be fast and easy. And it was.
After many years away from WP, I'm reminded why I avoided it for so long.
Installing and dumping in page contents is quick, but when you start trying to do anything more elaborate you find yourself diving down the rabbit hole of (mostly ugly) themes, (often half-baked) plug-ins, and (untested or out of date) CSS hacks.
Very soon you've
wasted invested enough hours that turning back seems impossible.
The absurd thing is that if WordPress just offered a product that created a web site and not a blog they would wipe the floor with "big" guys like Joomla and Drupal. Sometimes you just need a half dozen mostly static pages. WordPress should do that, but it always seems to be a battle.