• Sacha GreifSacha Greif, over 7 years ago

    Are you talking about a flat file CMS or a static site generator? Because they're different things.

    A flat file CMS works just like a regular CMS with an admin UI and a dynamic language (PHP, Python, etc.). It's not inherently more secure than WordPress, but it should definitely be faster since there's no database trip involved.

    A static site generator generates a site from static files, and then deploy the resulting HTML files. No PHP/Python/etc. or admin UI of any kind involved on the server, so it's 100% secure.

    SSGs don't usually feature admin UIs though, so navigating and organizing your files can be tough if you have a lot of content. i.e. you only have whatever file organization tools Mac OS or Windows gives you.

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    • Andy LeverenzAndy Leverenz, over 7 years ago

      In this case, I'm not sure which I'll consider. I understand how both flat file and SSGs work but I'm still weighing the pros and cons.

      I think I've seen some CMS's pop up lately that make use of Jekyll but have an admin UI. The same is true for flat file systems.

      Unfortunately, there are so many to choose from its hard to decide which one can truly "scale" per my original question.

      What do you prefer? Or is WordPress fine as is?

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