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

Jennifer Hodgdon yahgrp at poplarware.com
Wed Oct 21 23:57:04 UTC 2009

> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>> If you're going to make a static site, WordPress is not the correct
>> tool for the job.

Chuck Peters wrote:
> Do others agree?

Not everyone agrees with that statement.

My opinion is that for a simple "brochure-ware" site (I hesitate to 
call it "static", since of course you can edit the content), WordPress 
can be a good tool, if:

- You want to give some small subset of admins a way to edit the 
content on the pages via the web (i.e. you need a CMS of some sort).

- You don't envision adding a lot of features to your site beyond 
"display some pages" (i.e. you only need a simple CMS tool).

- You want to invest the time/money to create a good-looking theme.

- You plan to keep up with security fixes, updates, etc.


Jennifer Hodgdon * Poplar ProductivityWare
Drupal, WordPress, and custom Web programming

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