I empathize with your frustration, but the simple fact is, Bootstrap Studio is not a program like Wix or Squarespace or Weebly, where you can just drag and drop things from templates that are very limited deliberately to ensure inexperienced users cannot do things to “break” the website, or not make it work.
I have been doing web development for 12 years, (I am by no means an expert) and when I look back at the websites I built just 5 years ago, I cannot believe how riddled they are with errors - things that are essentially “novice” mistakes. And I think, “how could I have done something so obviously wrong???”
Website development with a program like Bootstrap Studio requires a pretty serious commitment to learning, at the bare minimum, the Bootstrap Framework, and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets.) Knowing HTML is a plus. Knowing where to go when you have problems or need help (W3Schools, Stack Overflow, these Forums) is very helpful. This is not an ideal program for pure beginners hoping to just “drag-and-drop” a fully functional website together in a couple of days. Even with Bootstrap Studio (which saves me countless hours of work) It still takes me 4-5 weeks to build a solid, responsive, functional website that ranks well in its area in Google’s organic search (which is an entire career in iteself.)
This program only costs $60 for a reason. It’s not designed to “hold your hand” and “walk you through” the building of a website. It expects the user to have some familiarity with the fundamental way websites are built and function. If you’re coming from a platform like WordPress (which has millions of users, and thousands of plug-ins) you’re going to find a pretty steep learning curve switching to BSS. Wordpress has been around forever, and has a HUGE amount of support with numerous forums and communities dedicated to helping people. But just try to get a WordPress website to rank on page one of Google. Their sites are so bloated and slow it takes a minor miracle to get them to rank well. Or you could use a program like Webflow, which has a much more support, tutorial videos, and is arguably more polished than BSS (though not necessarily as powerful) and you’ll pay four times as much EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Same with Wix, or Weebly, or any “cloud-based” website builder. And those companies OWN your website, (At least Wix does.) Cancel you plan, and your site is gone forever. Webflow is bit better in that regard, and some plans let you download all your code. There’s no one-size-fits-all perfect solution when it comes to web development.
The internet is FILLED with BILLIONS of horribly constructed, terribly performing websites built by amateurs who really have no idea what they’re doing. That’s where we’ve come to after 30 years, when the first website went live in 1991. Billions of man-hours of development, hundreds of millions of developers and programmers, and (probably) hundreds and hundreds of website building programs that have come and gone over the last 30 years. Even billion dollar leviathans like Adobe could not manage to put together a website builder that’s as good as Bootstrap Studio. Dreamweaver is garbage. Muse was a nightmare… even worse garbage. So they finally gave up.
Sorry if this post seems disillusioning, but it IS reality.