Why No WordPress
Date published: July 23rd 2018 (2018-07-23)
You are probably wondering why I didn't do a WordPress site, since my business (Gregory J Development) mostly does WordPress sites (as well as custom sites). There are some simple points as to why.
WordPress requires constant updates: In WordPress there are always updates, either theme updates, plugin updates or even WordPress itself needs an update. I didn't want to constantly go into my site to update it.
Static sites can't really be hacked: There are constant attacks on WordPress, so why put myself throught the stress and pain when I could just do a static site and not have to worry (I know I could use a static site plugin but refer to the first point).
WordPress is bloated: WordPress sites have a big page size, and has so many things that aren't used by everyone. I wanted my site to be small, lightweight and accessible. As an example, to get a "skip to content" link at the top of every page requires a plugin, which could really increase the size of each page.
I wanted to be able to change my site as I please: With WordPress you are stuck with what is put out, when you create your own site you can customize it however you want.
Wanted to learn CSS Grid: I have heard about CSS grid for a while now, and I just wanted to learn it and use it.
WordPress felt like a cop-out: There are tons of sites with WordPress and it just felt like I would be following in their foot-steps. Why not try and learn something new?
Seize the day. This whole site is under UNLICENSE / CC0 for you to create, learn from, make money from, or anything like that.