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Why do websites like this even use a CMS anyway?

The content very rarely changes, and when it does the change is just an additional row to the top of a table and updating a link to point to a newer version of the manual / code repository / download location.

Just using Static HTML and some basic CSS, you could potentially reduce server costs by a substantial amount (Fewer processor cycles needed to build pages, less cruft added to the pages themselves, fewer servers now that a DB is no longer needed, etc). Plus no longer needing someone with WordPress skill on staff means they could hire someone to update the code.

Something like the OpenBSD website would be perfect for the ISC, a simple site that is centered around getting in, finding your answer / downloading the latest code, and getting out without wasting a lot of bandwidth and processing power to render crazy menu trasitions.

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