Ask DN: The tech behind your portfolio?

over 5 years ago from John Karlsson,

  • Tim GauthierTim Gauthier, over 5 years ago

    why do you use wordpress? I find it so bloated and overkill for literally any project.

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    • Ricky SynnotRicky Synnot, over 5 years ago

      I see what you mean - but as a starting point, its pretty solid in my view. Generally, the sites Im doing need some type of custom post type, or the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to come to life. Like drink or food recipes, or something.

      Allowing my clients to have full control over the contents of the pages, in a limited way based on their user role is great. I can also then leverage the plethora of 'how to' articles about wordpress, and send them links.

      As the CMS is the same base, I can field telephone calls from clients, and basically just sort out the problem over the phone, as i know the interface they're looking at off the back of my hand.

      It's dead easy to set up caching too - which essentially renders out HTML pages for the public view. I also just import my Cloudfront CDN config file, which just sets up the attachment loading from the start.

      Really, it may feel like there's 'a lot on the table' while the site's being built, but so much comes off and never makes it to the end visitor.

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