HardyPress is a hosted and managed service that creates static web sites from WordPress instances. They create virtual machines to run the WordPress instance, and then generate the static HTML documents from its output.
My hot take on the service contained a bunch of random points, but I want to create an easier to process list here:
- HardyPress should not discourage upgrading; countered by a lot of people don’t upgrade anyhow.
- HardyPress supports a single contact form, I suggested some others,. Contact Form 7 is the MVP, they are planning more.
HardyPress encourages Disqus, better to discourage comments altogether, or have other options available/encouraged/tutorial’d.After your precise previous feedback we totally removed Disqus from the new website. We are still looking for a good (possibily free/opensource) alternative easy to integrate in a static site.
- [W]ith HardyPress you can create or edit a website, or import an existing legacy site, publish it online as static, and totally forget about its existence, until next change. Not a use case I encounter often, but it definitely exists.
- [N]ot all sites are suitable to be hosted on HardyPress, but since there are so many “legacy” or very simple/single-page website where there is no dynamic features on frontend-side except contact forms and native search (that we try to support seamlessly), I am convinced that there is some room for a product like HardyPress in the market I agree, that seems like a good use. Of course, we really want old sites to be refreshed and maintained, but of course that is a different disussion…
Search is done when they scrape the website and index the content (even more reason to build a solid document to be read by machines).
The pricing tiers have different limits on storage, transfer and contact form submissions. When a limit is hit one retains access to their WordPress instance, but can not deploy a new static version online.
- How do the “deploy user roles” interact with WordPress users and roles?
- HardyPress no longer encourages Disqus. What are the comment options for static sites?
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://interi.org/notes/hardypress/