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Why Statamic Fits For Me


I’ve tried a lot of CMSs (Content Management Systems) over the last couple of years. And I’ve written about them all, most recently in connection with migrating this site from WordPress to Statamic. And it wasn’t long ago that I wrote about getting comfortable with WordPress. So why did I migrate this site to Statamic?!

Simply put, Statamic works for me now unlike any other CMS has. That doesn’t mean it works for you. Or that it will work for me in a year. But I sure do like it now.

What Makes It So Good?

For me, it’s a wonderful combination of simplicity, flexibility and convenience. Let me outline some of the high points.

The Great Migration


You made it here, but you might have expected to end up somewhere else.

“Here” used to be a long-standing WordPress site. Now “here” is at the same domain (, but on a different site framework; now it’s Statamic. The old site is still running and still has the same content as always, it’s just at Robert Rockefeller now.

That content will probably stay over there until it’s too old to matter or no longer visited by anyone. Some of it, the most recent or popular posts, will be transferred here over time. But, for the most part, this is a fresh start. And I’m feeling pretty good about that. It’s fresh from the point of view that the design is very different. And fresh because it’s a new framework. But fresh mostly because I feel more comfortable in writing at this site.

I’ve long wanted to move off WordPress. Not because it was exactly bad; it’s just so complicated sometimes with the theme frameworks, child themes, plug-ins, hooks and endless security updates for every plug-in and every theme on what seems like a once a week routine. But I always hesitated because I do get a little bit of traffic and some people seem to be finding part of the content to be useful. I didn’t want to break all that up.