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Is a JAMstack right for your site?

Part 1: Why we migrated a WordPress site to a JAMstack—and what we learned along the way.

They needed a snappy new site — stat.

Our client was in the midst of a growth spurt and their WordPress website was outdated. Hard-coded portions were tricky to update, SEO wasn’t a consideration in the build, performance lagged, and the CMS wasn’t intuitive enough for our client’s team.

Could the JAMstack be a viable approach?

Here at Upstatement, we’re tech-agnostic — which gives us the freedom to explore the best possible solution for a situation instead of forcing a fit with a particular tech stack. Our client had outgrown their existing setup, so we set out to look for better alternatives.

A traditional CMS vs a JAMstack.

Our conclusion: a JAMstack is best for flexible, static sites.

Based on our technical goals, the size of the client’s site, and their emphasis on simplicity, we decided to migrate our their old WordPress site into a JAMstack. With the new methodology, we’d be able to deliver a marketing site that feels as snappy as a native app — without the overhead of a traditional CMS. By taking away the server-side aspect of the application, we’d remove complexity and our site would become simpler to maintain in the long run.



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