As much as using WordPress is cliche, my current job revolves around WordPress so it seemed fitting to use it personally as well. I had been using Ghost since I had been fully immersed in NodeJS, Next, React and researching any ‘new hotness’ JS frameworks or libraries that seemed to materialize out of thin air every few days.
I like Ghost and it did everything I wanted and was very easy to set up and maintain on my Raspberry Pi web server. I appreciated not having to use plugins for features that WordPress should have built into the core long ago. I really appreciated the content editor which was very fast, and had all of the content editing and layout features I wanted. The templating engine was a bit of a learning curve but once I looked at some different themes and poked around under the hood, I was able to figure out how to get the frontend to do what I wanted it to do.
Just like the answer to every car question is “Miata”, the answer to every website platform question is “WordPress”…