what: small and compact CMS to replace wordpress how: HTML, PHP why: lacking complete control, i am leaving the wordpress community when: 2017/06/16 @ 00:48:18 CEST ...finally! After quite some time tonight i was able to replace all of wordpress' elements with my own code! At first i was in love with it but as i got further into it there was always something messing up in its final design, something beyond your control. 1px off means a design is crooked and isn't acceptable when you are delivering professional design. Even though wordpress 1.0 (nicknamed 'Platinum') may have been about 1MB we have arrived at wordpress it can and will bloat when adding plugins. There is no way to avoid the overly scholarly interface and its discomforting-white-blast to the face when logging in late at night. At the time of writing, it has mutated into a 53.9 megabyte mess containing over 3400 files, excluding content. Another big reason to switch engines, if you will, is that because there are about 60 million websites using the platform it has become a major it is worthwhile for hackers to attack it. In conclusion, wordpress continues to remains a logical solution for lots of beginners and amateurs because it automaticly generates elements that are seemingly too difficult like RSS feeds and the feedback options leave comments or start a discussion. Inevitably, because of its hierarchy, sites using the platform will be categorised as 'blogs', disregard of what the main product or service is. Because of this, it loses face for many artists as it is widly known in the industry as the lazy approach with little to no attention for the very code that generates it. It is highly advised to invest your time studying just a bit of PHP and general programming to easily deploy your own engine.