If you’re looking for a platform to create, manage and convert your WordPress sites to static, then FLATsite is your ultimate solution. Currently, WordPress is the most popular platform used to create websites for bloggers and businesses. It’s also the most hacked platform, which is no surprise given its popularity. The FLATsite WordPress manager solves WordPress security problems and more! So, let’s dive in to examine what a WordPress static site is and why you should get it.
What is a WordPress Static Site?
WordPress websites are dynamic webpages that are easy to create, edit and navigate. Having a dynamic website means that the webpages are generated in real-time. Therefore, the content changes depending on a myriad of factors such as the site’s viewer, time of day, language, and even the time zone.
In simple terms, all these awesome features come at a cost; it bogs the speed of your site and weakens your security.
A static website is the opposite of a dynamic website. Its web pages have fixed content that does not change. The information, therefore, is the same for every user, no matter the type of device or anything else.
In essence, it gives you all the wonderful things you love about WordPress and none of the things you don’t like that much.
Why you should get a WordPress Static Site
WordPress websites are dynamic by design. They have to run several tasks before the actual page appears in your browser. These include thousands of files that help run your website’s themes, plugins, and other third-party integrations. As a result, it slows down the page loading time.
A static site does not operate in this way; instead, it runs without connections to a database. As such, a static website will load much faster than dynamic sites. Static websites allow not only faster page load time, but also better security, less maintenance, and easier management.
How do WordPress Static sites work on FLATsite?
FLATsite is an all-in-one WordPress platform that has WordPress built-in. FLATsite has its own static generator that securely converts WordPress websites to static ones in only a few minutes. You can also grab the attention of site visitors with its fantastic static WordPress features.
FLATsite’s platform also offers remote backup, automatic updates, and comes with a secure portal for login. You can also check out this other post to find out how to prevent WordPress security issues.
Setting up a new WordPress website in FLATsite
- Log into your backend on FLATsite. At the top left-hand corner of your screen, go to ‘Local Websites.’
- Click on “Create website”.
- You will be prompted to complete the website creation form. This will ask for the following information:
– Server section – where your live website is hosted
– Name – This is used to recognize your website inside the FLATsite interface
– Live URL: The live URL for your website must begin with HTTP(s)://.
– Language – The language(s) used on the website to install the locale WordPress
– Standalone Pages – A more advanced feature on FLATsite that allows you to add standalone pages by following these steps: Pages/files you want to include to export (e.g.,/robots.txt or /humans.txt, etc.…). The paths must be relative.
- After completing the relevant steps, click “Save.” When the install is complete, you can access your local website.
See our documentation for more.
Setting up and deploying FLATsite Servers
Deploy servers are where the live versions of your website are pushed. There are, however, a few requirements that need to be in place before a server can be deployed.
- You will need to have an FTP or SFTP connection through your Webhosting provider.
- You will need to have a hostname, port, username, and password so you can access the FTP/SFTP to have them added to the new server.
If you have all these things in place, it is now time to add your new deploy server. Just follow the steps in this tutorial.
How to Add Plugins on FLATsite
FLATsite supports a great number of Plugins. WordPress is built-in and you get access to free and premium WP themes and plugins as well.
At the moment, Edwid is the only available plugin for eCommerce. WooCommerce, Shopify are still in the test stage. Other types of Plugins range from Comments (Facebook, Disqus, and other third-party comment features), Forms, and Image Optimization Plugins. SEO plugins are also supported namely Yoast and Rank Math.
For a full list of WordPress plugins that are compatible on FLATsite see here.
So there you have it—a detailed and in-depth look at how WordPress Static sites work on FLATsite. We hope this was helpful and you now know how to add a new website to FLATsite, set up and deploy servers as well as the best plugins that you can use on your WordPress static site.
Remember that a static website will have your website loading almost at the speed of light.
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