…I’m finding it really hard.
Long story short, I started in FCC about 7 months ago, last week I got a job interview for a frontend developer position and they said ok, that we could start slowly in about 2 weeks. That in the meantime I could start looking some of the things that I would be doing. They mentioned that most of their clients that ask for a website want them to use Wordpress, because they think they will be managing the website themselves(which they never do) and think Wordpress will be easier/cheaper. So I thought ok, I know HTML/CSS and JS well enough to do any kind of website, how hard can Wordpress theme development be?
Well, it’s pretty damn hard.
I find it harder than learning I don’t know, Angular. It’s like a whole new language. I’m not talking about the PHP part but the whole structure and wp specific functions you must know, etc. It seems like someone who develops specifically for Wordpress would specialize and really just focus into that, and that’s not something I want to do.
It’s my first job and they seemed very understanding in the fact that I’m a Junior and that I know nothing about Wordpress as a developer, yet the interviewer who is also the company owner seemed very adamant on wanting to bet on me specifically, and so I have turned down two interview offers after this because it was nice to hear, but now I’m having doubts.
I guess my question is, has anyone had to deal with Wordpress as a frontend developer? How common is it for clients to ask for websites made with tools like Wordpress, squarespace, etc? Was it hard for you to learn?