I am in a weird state right now.
I have several projects to display that I have been working on over the last several months, either with a course or on my own, and I want to make a portfolio.
I want to make it in WordPress because I am familiar with WordPress.
I want to redo this site. I want to make it from scratch. And I want a blog.
The thing is that despite my knowing Bootstrap quite well, I am in need of converting it to WordPress, which I do NOT know how to do yet.
I have done a few searches and there are some playlists in YouTube. I tried one. It crashed and burned.
I see the usefulness in learning this, though. There are probably a lot of people out there like me who want to convert a Bootstrap or HTML website to WordPress.
But I am also tempted to just customize a template that has already been created. I just don’t want it look like I am trying to mislead people by using a WordPress template I did not make from scratch.
But I don’t think most developers/designers built their WordPress themes from scratch anymore. I think most of the work that gets done professionally is customizing a flexible theme.
But right now I am still working with MEN stack (Mongoose, Express, Node… No Angular) and am enjoying the process. It is a perfect balance of progress and challenge.