For those webmasters considering moving from WordPress to RapidWeaver because they’ve got a high-traffic site (or some other reason) and want to move to a static version, I’d like to share my experience with Scott Blaine’s brilliant (and free!) Simply Static plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/simply-static/. Unlike many/most of the static generator plugins on WordPress that don’t work, Simply Static I found actually did work and promptly generated a perfect static version of a nearly 100 page site. Really incredible.
As some of you already are aware, static site generators (like RapidWeaver) are a booming field, with literally hundreds to choose from and more coming on each day. There’s even a site devoted to them https://www.staticgen.com/. However, most of these static generators are aimed at skilled command-line programmers and the like, and not the civilian population. Enter Scott Blaine and his free Simply Static plugin. Now anybody can easily generate a static site and not hassle the daunting task of recreating their WP sites in another platform. Way to go Scott!