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Discussion on: Static Site Generators - the WordPress alternative no one's talking about

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Jeremy Forsythe

I understand what you're saying, and WP isn't inherently bad.

There is something different about the dependencies, though. WP plug-ins are code running on your production server. That is inherently more dangerous (to my server) than an npm script that runs in the browser, or a plugin that emits static HTML code that I upload to S3. The npm script can't bork my production DB and take down my site because there isn't a production DB (speaking strictly about page/article content).

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InHuOfficial • Edited on

All valid points and I am playing devils advocate in all of this as I actually like SSGs, I am in the middle of working on a hybrid system as we speak.

Just sticking up for poor old WordPress (poor thing with its dominant market share 😂😂).

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Jeremy Forsythe

I just made a bunch of arguments against WP to the marketing department and inadvertently made a new project for my team to redo the site with an SSG. Maybe I'll tell them you said it's not so bad 🤣🤣