Before I get started, please keep in mind that I currently use Wordpress and I am not suggesting to anybody to stop using it, even though I am considering it.
Please read the entire thread and let me know what you think about the two questions at the end of the thread before responding.
I am very familiar with Wordpress, and I recognize the fact that it is a great way to build a huge website that is updated on a regular basis. At the same time I don't like the unsafe feeling of knowing that it is also a huge target for hackers. I know that there are other CMS that can be used which are less vulnerable than Wordpress but altogether they all seem to have many security issues. I'm not crazy about the fact that they constantly have to be updated to fix security holes. Many have become victims of being hacked, and the fix for their vulnerability was the latest update.
I recognize that there are many different steps that can be taken to make Wordpress more secure , but sometimes I think that it is becoming more of a hassle dealing with Wordpress and other CMS platforms vs building large static html websites the slow and supposedly inconvenient way.
I like the fact that If I need to make a change on all pages of a webiste on the sidebar or other areas, you can do it in a split second with Wordpress and all the convenience that it provides. At the same time I am looking at CMS from a different lens. Especially, if you don't have the technical ability of getting rid of malware easily or whatever the hacker decides to upload to your server. Somebody like myself would probably have to go through the process of searching for someone to hire that is trustworthy to correct or remove these issues which can be very inconvenient.
I'd like to hear your comments about the two questions that I posted below:
Question #1) What do you think is more inconvenient? Going through the process of restoring the damage done to a website using CMS like Wordpress after a nasty hacker attack, or going through the inconvenience of building a LARGE website using static html with software like Dreamweaver, Kompozer,etc?
Question #2) Has anybody here decided to take the route of building large websites, that are updated with new articles on a regular basis using static html with Dreamweaver, Kompozer, or other software instead of CMS platforms?