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  • When to use a Statically Generated Site Compared to a WordPress site?

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  • Maverick

    October 30, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I am at an agency that has primarily developed websites using WordPress, where we would fully build a custom theme and functionality for that client using the normal WordPress templating engine and PHP. A decent bit of our clients are the usual information website where it discusses what the company does and may have a blog or something of that sort. These websites usually are very static with content with the occasion blog post or update to a page. ​ That is why I thought developing these sites statically would be beneficially to these projects because of the infrequency in content updates, where these sites could be built using Vue/Nuxt and pull content for an API. This would benefit the client with better page speeds and better security. ​ I talked to my boss about this and he liked the idea, but was hesitant to move in that direction due to the familiarity we have with WordPress, but also the simplicity/time-saving we receive from using WordPress plugins like Gravity Forms, Event Calendar, and simple plug and play plugins. Where now instead of just installing those plugins and configuring them to what we need we would need to build that functionality ourselves within the statically generated website. ​ I understand his concern, but feel statically generated websites would improve performance on informational style websites, but maybe just configuring WordPress with caching, minification, etc would be enough. ​ Would love to hear other viewpoints on this topic or if anyone else had a similar issue at an agency and what direction you went. – by hq overview Lodog23 – –

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