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How can I develop a website which holds advantages over Wordpress sites?

By azWebDev ·
Hello everyone,

This is my first post on this website! I hope the first of many...

Here's a quick summary of my situation...

I am a self-taught web developer. I have been working hard for the past year and a half, putting together multiple projects as I studied Javascript, React, HTML and advanced CSS in-depth. I was never good with grades in my school years but for the first time I can say that I am proud of how far I have come with studying this particular subject - Web Development. I have a lot of passion for coding as a web developer.

Now I find myself in a position where I am applying for job roles for the first time. I have put together a portfolio website which demonstrate my ReactJS and Javascript skills - which I feel are definately strong enough to contribute towards a Front End Web Developer role.

What I am finding however, is that a lot of the companies where I live (London, United Kingdom) use content management systems such as Wordpress. I had no idea what Wordpress was until I looked into it. It kind of demoralised me a little, having put so much effort into studying and building websites through hand-coding, to know that this sort of thing exists.

However, my passion for coding as a web developer stands strong.

My questions is, what can I show in my websites which people using Wordpress can not do? Someone told me to learn Wordpress but I dont really want to, I love learning to code and I find that its more challenging but at the same time more rewarding.

Please can you guys advise me on this. I would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Thanks a lot.
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