Goodbye Wordpress, Hello SSG
I’ve moved on to Hexo which is essentially a static site generator catered for blogging.
The process was manually moving assets and articles over, but due to the ability of re-creating articles using Markdown, this was a breeze, and much quicker than any WYSIWYG.
Wordpress for my scenario was completely unnecessary:
- -Platform & plugins notification updates, pushing various subscription/paid models
- -Constrained to a smaller viewport when writing, hinders the process
- -Tedious formatting code
- -Backend slow on mediocre hosting (relative to hosting static sites)
- -Not a nice place to spent large amounts of time
Overall I feel that many blogs jump into the online db driven CMS model, but most of the time it’s taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
Wordpress locks you out from the most important thing about sharing content, editorial review.
Many people, including myself host their site as a public repository on Github, enabling corrections and additional content for which both author and readers benefit via PR’s.
I would encourage anyone reading to have a look at the many SSGs out there: