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Discussion on: Wordpress Sucks. Let's Switch to Static Site Generators!

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Bayu Angora • Edited

When I ask them why they chose WordPress, the answers usually boil down to "I want to be able to update the website myself." Well, the reality is that out of the 40 clients I've worked with during the last couple of years, not a single one does their own updates.

Oh, that part is so relatable until this age.

By the way, the most important part about static site generator is how fast they build the site. So, if you have some top candidates, let's compare how fast they build and deploy on real benchmark.

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Glenn Paquette Author

I can understand what you mean, but even now with everyone in isolation, they call me to update their sites. Most of them are not technical mind you. I find their have good intentions to do their own posts but when it comes to remembering how to log into WordPress and actually finding where to posts, etc... They all get intimidated and just email it to me to take care of it.

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Bayu Angora

I think, comparing how fast static site generator build and deploy in benchmark will get more attention from dynamic based user. Not only about Hugo vs Jekyll. But also another static site generator such Next, Nuxt, Gatsby, Gridsome, Eleventy, etc.

I like this source too ->
willit.build/

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Maciej Cieslik

Exactly! Everyone of them wants to update theirs websites, but in the end noone actually do it. I can't convince ppl, that they don't need a cms in 99% of time and that 1% with some news or blog can be done by simple but effective custom cms.

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💜May Meow🌼

I asked one client of our company when he wants web page if he will update content on it (if he will be posting new articles and more)... An he tell yes so he wants classic cms even though i told him he will not need it because most of changes of his page was some cnages like new documment (barely 1 time per year - when new year started).

So long story short -> he choose another company which created him new page in wordpress and now its look like before. He changing pages maybe 1 time per year but paying that company because of updates etc... So its hard to convince people that they not need CMS.

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Glenn Paquette Author

Your right, not every client will be convinced. Some of them will be stubborn, and that's ok. I honestly don't want every client that inquires either - I only want to work with great people who trust in my skills and experience. Sounds like your prospect just wanted a robotic "yes sir" and not real advice from a professional. You may have dodged a bullet there. :)

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