@jack Yes, that’s the problem I always found with WordPress – the themes are designed to be looked at and admired, rather than used. But it sounds right to stick with WP. Even I’m thinking of going back to it after handrolling webmentions and comments on my static site, which has been built on Jekyll for 6 years.
@pimoore @leonp Makes sense. Self-hosting has gotten easier with things like the 1-click stuff at Digital Ocean. I'm (barely) good enough at server admin so I muddle though. The security issues are real. I try to mitigate that by using as few plugins as possible and only choosing those I feel I can "trust". All of this would go away if I used a static site but 🤷
I like that one. It seems there's a dearth of solid, simple, sort-of-oldschool themes around. Thanks!
@pimoore I guess if you’re going full, purist indieweb you wouldn’t use wp.com for the same reasons you wouldn’t publish to Medium first?
If anyone’s going to stop your wp site getting hacked, it’ll be wp. I think you can only install from a subset of plugins available in the wp directory, too, so I assume it’s as secure as can be.
@pimoore ouch, that’s pricey. Yeah, way too much for a personal site, especially since I’ve got used to paying, erm, zero for the last 6 years on Netlify! The just perfect system that allows for notes, essays, photos, webmentions, comments, portability and a simple editing UI doesn’t seem to be out there yet.