@kev I'll have to agree with you on those points. It's no where near as simple as Wordpress.
@kev I would say you're not comparing the same tools - any SSG truly isn't a tool to manage content with. There are many headless CMS one can connect to SSG build pipeline (see https://headlesscms.org). Once setup is done, publishing process isn't much different to one you mentioned for WordPress, and a fictional marketing person does not need to undergo that painful publishing process :)
@kev also forget to mention, WordPress itself could serve as a CMS for statically generated site.
@romanvesely true, there are CMS for SSGs available, however the technical barrier for entry is far higher than that of wordpress.
@kev, I, for one, am happy to not be dealing with a Drupal site, Varnish cache, and pulling my hair out trying to figure out why pages aren’t being either cached or updated. But there were a lot of things wrong with that site, so maybe JAMstack isn’t the solution I think I need, either. (Current website is on a PaaS, and I’m looking for more flexibility.)
@kev Good article.
Static sites have so many benefits, well just one benefit, they are fast.
Why on earth can no one make a feature in Wordrpress:
"Publish as static page"
It's shouldn't exactly be rocket science to transform a page from WYSIWYG editor to static page.
It should be like pushing print in windows. Done. The page is on a piece of paper. Super static. (except if you try to print a website - looks bad)
SSG generators (yes I use a PC computer) are ridiculously user unfriendly.
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