I have to build some 10 simple websites for local agencies. Personally, it is easier for me to install WordPress and then add the contents. But since we all know about WordPress and its update mania, I am afraid, I will end up loosing customisations I make to those websites.
Do you think it is better to hard code them ? That way it will look more crisper as well.
If you can manage and have time, do it the hard coded way. It is hard, takes time, errors can happen. But it will be very light and almost stable.
Abhi Personally, it is easier for me to install WordPress a
Yes, it is. True.
Abhi WordPress and its update mania,
I would love to use a longer update cycle as well
admin If you can manage and have time,
That is not an issue. I will have to devote time for this project
admin It is hard, takes time, errors can happen.
I know that
I often make expensive changes to WordPress functionality, but this is always via a child theme and functions.php. You shouldn't modify the core files as they will be overwritten with any updates.
phenomlab You shouldn't modify the core files as they will be overwritten with any updates.
I haven't dealt with child themes since some time. But they always comes handy if you are too keen to make changes.
admin from my perspective, it's essential. There is never one single theme or plugin that does everything