Why WordPress Hosting Sucks

Unless you are willing to pay way too much money, $300/year, you are stuck with these very crappy limitations and non-competitive pricing.

  • You are stuck with the horribly inefficient Gutenberg block editor with no way to avoid it.
  • The price for domain names is way too high, double or more than other providers. At least with this feature I can move my custom domain away from WordPress before the next renewal.
  • You are stuck with their crappy Jetpack statistics instead of the free excellent Google Analytics

The main reason I switched was for the timely, accurate, security updates. This is needed since the underlying software is so riddled with security problems. If you don’t monitor your site for updates and breaches on daily basis you’ll soon be hacked.

Before the next renewal I’m going to have to research newer hosting services to see if any are as good from a monitoring/update perspective. Otherwise I’ll just have to renew for another year and put up with the stupid block editor and Jetpack analytics for another year while I finish migrating all my stuff to ultra secure static sites built with Hugo.

Thank You Bigots for Finally Coming Out of the Closet

This just keeps happening and today it’s Emily Conklin of Florida. For most of my 60+ years on this planet most bigots have hidden their bigotry because they knew most of the population wasn’t as bigoted as they are. Now due to the Republican Party’s leader making bigotry great again, many of them are outing themselves.

For all of you who keep doing this, thank you. It’s so much easier knowing who to ignore and avoid when they don’t hide their horrible bigotry.

Sixty-Three Years Later, White Mom Finally Gets ‘Ruby Bridges’ Banned From Elementary School – Wonkette