Even if you just want to set up a WordPress site (because that's what you've been conditioned to do), resist the urge. Try making something on your own first. You are not doing it for the sake of it, you are getting a better grasp of the anatomy of a structure, a structure that, once you get good at, will allow you more control and creative freedom.
Of course, like making anything from scratch, it's going to take a bit longer at first. Have you made a pumpkin pie from scratch? You roast the pumpkin, scoop out the seeds, puree the flesh. Meanwhile you make the dough with flour, very cold butter, and 1/4 cup of iced water with a pastry cutter. If you want it faster, you can always buy a can of pumpkin puree, and pour it into a pre-made pie crust. Or -- if you just want to eat -- you buy a pumpkin pie in a box from the store.
It's the same idea when it comes to making something from scratch on the internet. You can experiment when you know how it works. Otherwise, you are just consuming someone else's products.