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Hi, I'm slowly but surely digging into PHP. I am STILL stuck on WordPress, since I'm comfortable with it. I've mapped out somewhat of a journey to becoming a coding expert (which is a long road, I realise). I've recently started using Advanced Custom Fields, an excellent plugin for creating custom post types in WordPress. Then I got to thinking, this plugin seems to give WordPress functionality to act as what I see ProcessWire does out of the box. A thought: Don't consider this an insignificant thought, since I think that, if I've got it right, it would make it much easier to jump straight into PW.This is how I see it: You create a custom field group, specifically for output used for a custom post type. ACF allows for this in WP. I think PW has custom fields built in, since each page is basically a whole made up of custom fields. You then need to create a custom template to output those fields.If I'm right, this is where PW by FAR outshines WP, since it allows you to create the template using straightforward HTML and PHP, without having to learn an additional layer of functions. If needs be, you create a template to handle archive material, or to showcase posts in a portfolio fashion.WP makes use of the custom loop, which is probably the product's greatest strength. I can't imagine PW having something powerful to hook into (and of course, I could be wrong, and most probably am). This is thus something that I'd need to consider when jumping from WP to PW. But then, what could also be confusing in PW is that a page could simply be a small sliver of code that could be used repetitively in a PW website. One concern I have about PW is that, if you need something really bespoke, such as (eg) a calendar or online shop capability, you'd need to build it all by yourself in JS, PHP, MySQL (or whatever). There are no plugins for this type of thing. Do I have it correct? Just thinking out loud.