For years I have worked with WordPress along with its themes, plugins, and vulnerabilities. I even purchased a couple of themes. Yes, WP can make a pretty site but at the end of the day I spent a lot of time working on WP and not working on content. It was time to move on to a different way of publishing.
There were a several reasons that I moved from a dynamic site to a static site.
- Simple text-based content
- Content that is easily managed/backed-up
- Site that is free from distractions
- Minimal hosting requirements
- Minimal upkeep
After looking at least a half-a-dozen generators I went with Hugo. Hugo is a single executable written in Golang that has a rather flexible approach. It seems to be well supported and isn’t weighed down with all the problems mentioned above. You can either compile from source or copy a single executable to get started.
Golang looks interesting but luckily you don’t actually have to get into any Go at all unless you are designing a theme or working on the templates.
Watch and see what happens. Hopefull there will be more content and less tweaking.