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If you stick to basic blogging, you might be ok. But, if you get too excited and picky and want to customize too much the appearance & features, then you'll fall into an abyss of clunkyness (code, 1000s of plugins, documentation, support, hack-o-ramas). This might be ok for some, or not. Consider how many hair you have left beforehand ;-) See More
WordPress offers free hosting under a wordpress.com subdomain. This option eliminates the need for setting up the CMS yourself and is reasonably secure, as WP uses multiple servers to back your site up. Additionally, for a fee, you can even set up your own custom domain name. See More
Wordpress.org requires you to have a domain name and web hosting provider to get started. Though it's important to note that Wordpress.com offers free managed sites with hundreds of themes, and numerous other managed wordpress providers (wpengine, godaddy) will set up sites for you. See More
Wordpress by default allows commenting on pages, any page. Even if you turn commenting off for a page bots can still access the commenting endpoint; even if you use a 3rd party commenting system such as Disqus. Wordpress comes with an anti-spam filter called Askimet which does a pretty good job but not perfect. See More
Wordpress.org allows plugins. For security reasons, Wordpress.com does not. Other managed Wordpress sites allow only a smaller "curated" set of plugins. True, there may be some plugin for every functionality you require. However if you take a more detailed look at those plugins they are either outdated, made by some hobby programmer (i.e. no in-depth testing, no security audits, no code reviews, hacky, unmaintainable) in their spare time (and don't get me wrong: I adore everyone giving something to the community; but many of these plugins are just unusable for serious business), incomplete (regarding multi-language capability, an author of a famous Wordpress form builder plugin responded something like: "Well, maybe sometime"; seriously, man?), insecure (e.g. recently there was a serious flaw as a buggy plugin is used by many themes) or often need much hacking to finally get the correct functionality that YOU need currently. See More
Wordpress.org allows too many amateurish, insecure, outdated, unmaintained, incomplete or useless plugins
As Medium encourages long-form writing they've re-imagined how comments should work accordingly. You can leave comments for every paragraph separately, so you don't have to reference a specific part in a comments section at the bottom. Technically, the feature is called "notes." See More
Hexo built sites can be easily deployed to Github pages, Heroku, Openshift (custom cartridge needs to be setup) or any other custom solution (just copy over thepublic folder). Any deployment is as simple as editing the _config.yml file and running the hexo deploycommand See More
Metalsmith is built around basic concepts. All you have to do is read some files, give each to a sequence of plugins and write the the result to an output directory. While not super easy to a technological newbie, it's easy to wrap your head around if you know what you're doing. See More
Sadly the authorization system is fairly limited. Co authors can post and publish, without you getting a chance to pre-check their posts as an admin. e.g. you can't give them "create" and not give them "publish" permissions. They can only edit their own posts however. See More
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