I am looking for a solution. I don’t want to use WordPress but I can’t get RapidWeaver to do what I need done. Maybe one of you can help?
If I put aside the fact that Wordpress is free except for hosting and admit for the sake of ease-of-use Rapidweaver is worth the cost of entry, well from there it all starts to go down hill for me. A lot of extra cost is incurred with 3rd party services to do features that are included with WordPress and my hosting company. Both applications work well at building simple html pages. It is how the html pages interact with the website visitors and the world of social media that it falls apart.
The following is what I need it to do.
Does not need to be a blog as the only difference between html pages and a blog is the ability to use tags and multiple categories which is NOT good for SEO.
Automatically build a RSS file and automatically ping an aggregator like Pingomatic. (currently must do this by hand)
Every page needs to have its own unique meta data. This what I must have to play. (currently must do this by hand)
Need the ability to have the visitor subscribe to an email list that automatically, once a week sends a summary email of all new articles, taken from the RSS feed is fine by me. (currently must use clumsy, expensive 3rd party service)
Prefer it was editable online but not 100% necessary. I can live with page creation from a mac based app as this is built be me not my clients, yet. (don’t know how long that will last. )
Text to html and script ratio is important. The smaller the code base and the faster the load time the better.
Page load speed is ultra important. Again the smaller the code base and the faster the load time the better.
So is there a way to do all these basics in RapidWeaver? I have been able to do all these in WordPress for years and years but WordPress is becoming more and more bloat even as they make the user interface simpler and cleaner.
EDIT: I might add, this should all be done automatically with just publishing the article.