The huge downside of WordPress is that you have to administer it.
Toby Goodwin

I agree with this, and it’s probably worth noting that the very first thing I have done on any Wordpress site I’ve used is disabling the comments, which makes it a lot closer in out-of-the-box functionality to a static site generator.

Also I should add, I do think that WP has an auto-updating system for the core now, but you’re 100% right about the plug-ins. And actually in general, I have my doubts about the whole plugin-world, I know non-technical people who will download and run any WP plug-in at will, and have no clue they could cause trouble (slow performance, compatibility with other plug-ins/themes, I guess theoretically malware, although I have no clue if that’s ever been an issue or not?)

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