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Discussion on: My Impressions of Hugo as a WordPress Developer

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You've got some great insights here–this comment could be turned into an interesting blog post with all of the perspective you have on the industry! If you ever choose to write that, please link it here 🙂

I like Hugo quite a bit, but I don't think I'd ever use it for an end-client: it's too technical of a tool. I've use it for personal sites before, and I might again in the future. My biggest reservation with Static Site Generators in general is that once you want some dynamic features like form submissions, you either need to buy a SaaS product or set up a distributed architecture with an API server that handles those features. At that point, some kind of monolith seems simpler.

I have some pretty big reservations about WordPress's architecture, which I wrote about in the post linked below. That said, WordPress is still my platform of choice for building sites for non-technical clients. It's a pragmatic choice, whereas Hugo just isn't.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post!