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

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt • Edited

CI hooks and flat file CMS (i.e. no database) is definitely a way, as long as you don't need "relational" database.

Markdown? Actually it is even possible to use an editor that outputs HTML and CSS (like QuillJS). Otherwise, I myself don't use a real Markdown. I use Markdown extended with template engines like LiquidJS -- taking dev.to editor as any inspiration.

One of the best Markdown based editor I know is actually Discourse. It's Markdown mixed with custom codes, somewhat like BB lang.

Some of the reason you might need a backend or database, includes search engine. You can use JS-search, but where would you hold the index for searching?

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