[wp-hackers] static websites - was: wordpress security

mccormicky mccormicky at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 23:47:00 UTC 2009

Maybe Otto meant that sites that stay stagnant for a long time shouldn't be
built with WP for security reasons because admins aren't going to log in
often enough to keep them safe and current with the latest WP releases?

I can't speak for him but this is my opinion:
I think moving your backlog of static html pages into WP makes a lot of
sense because you can have such easy access to them via the WP dashboard if
you ever need to add a new Page or edit an already published Page.

And you can use Posts and put %postname%.html as the permalink (works on
Posts) you'll get http://domain/dir/postname.html
or use the plugin .html on pages  you'll get
http://domain/dir/pagename.htmland you won't have to deal with

I've been able to keep my clients very happy transferring mainly static
sites to WP -- never had a complaint yet!

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 7:30 PM, Chuck Peters <cp at ccil.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Stephen Rider
> > <wp-hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
> > > But as such we must accept that many users are using
> > > WordPress to set up their sites, and edit them when needed, but are NOT
> > > routinely adding new content, /a la/ a blog.  In such circumstances, a
> > site
> > > can **easily** go two months without being updated.
> >
> > IMO, such a site should not be using WordPress.
> >
> > If you're going to make a static site, WordPress is not the correct
> > tool for the job.
> >
> Do others agree?
> If wordpress isn't best for static sites, what would you recommend?
> I am asking because we want to update a mostly static site we have had for
> years.  Over time we added a news feed to some of the pages and via cron
> and
> php to write out static html pages.  It would be really nice to get
> something setup which made it easier for Kathy to edit the site.  Whatever
> it is, it needs to be low cost or free and I would prefer it has a GPL. One
> of the reasons I don't want to use wordpress for the old static site is I
> would like to keep the old http://domain/dir/page.html and not use
> redirects.
> Chuck
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