I’ve switch to Auttomatic’s “Toolbox” theme which is a barebones type WordPress theme that allows the user to tweak (tweak? More like create from scratch) the CSS to format their site the way they want.
I’m giving it a try. I don’t have enough time to make my own CMS. where I’d spend more time posting using it rather than coding it. I’m not liking the endless fixes and updates of WordPress, but I think I can live with that if I can drive the style of it more.
Without going into custom themes or templates, which seems close to redundant if I can just make my own CMS.