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10 Reasons to Permanently Export or Liberate Your Site From WordPress, Drupal, and Other Bloatware

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Sep 26, 2023

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THE number of WordPress sites that I manage is greater than 10, but each one of them can become a nuisance/headache at any time. The maintenance overhead is high and the future is uncertain (WordPress won't even exist one day). As one of the very early WordPress people and a tester of, people would think I'm inclined to defend WordPress no matter what; but WordPress in 2023 isn't the b2 or WordPress (fork/successor) of 2003.

Here are 10 reasons to avoid or exit "modern" content management systems, including WordPress:

  1. Improved performance
  2. Improved security
  3. Direct access to pages (files)
  4. Built in support for Git (enrolling pages that change a lot, sometimes by multiple parties)
  5. Simpler IPFS integration and/or Gemini conversion
  6. Editor neutrality
  7. No more worries about broken databases
  8. No more worries about a new version of the database with essential security patches
  9. No more worries about a new version of PHP (or similar) breaking old functionality and demanding code rewrites
  10. No dependence on the whims and business models of the company/ies behind the content management system

There are certainly more more advantages, but 10 should suffice for now.

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