Is using a conjugate prior useful in practice?

So I understand the usefulness of using a conjugate prior, makes the posterior super easy to compute. But if your real-world likelihood function is not going to be a pretty exponential family distribution anyway, is having a conjugate prior ever actually useful in practice?

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