Whether to move from Wordpress to static sites (Gatsby, Jekyll, Hugo) and how much it will cost?

Considering moving wordpress site to static (Gatsby, Jekyll, Hugo, etc.). I want to know the opinion of working in this direction for the developers - how hard is it to copy the appearance of the current site and recreate it on static? We are talking about an informational website, publish articles with text, photos, and videos. No zamorochili services on the website no. The main purpose of the moving speed of the website. Well, approximately how much money will cost this development.
April 19th 20 at 12:17
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April 19th 20 at 12:19
It's just a newfangled thing. On WordPress the same scheme can be arranged, just giving a static page cache directly via NGINX. You can read here: https://github.com/SatelliteWP/rocket-nginx After you configure the static page will be able to withstand unlimited attendance and be passed to the visitor is always quick. Cost - 4 hours of a specialist to configure web server + license of WP-Rocket.
I sysadmin has configured the server-side cache + browser cache on the client side, not much help, as I have a lot of external requests (~300-400). Server your powerful. As far as I understand the situation - you need to dig the code to replace some of the plugins, optimizing their work. To configure the css, the correct loading of scripts. To optimize images. I'm afraid that the installation of missiles can not do. - Judah35 commented on April 19th 20 at 12:22
@Judah35, carefully read the answer: "giving the static page cache directly via NGINX". In this scheme not involved in the core WordPress does not use PHP. Just bring this information to your administrators and let set according to instructions. - justine.Ebert55 commented on April 19th 20 at 12:25
April 19th 20 at 12:21
I like @zorce think that talking about new, trendy technology, and with static cache you can achieve great results with WordPress.
Just recently I decided to connect Gatsby to WordPress, to distribute a few posts, then realized that WordPress extra link, as the task was too trivial, and the choice fell on Markdown, front, Gatsby, deploy + lighthouse check on Gatsby cloud with on Netlify...
example

conclusion for simple solutions for Gatsby - WordPress is not needed
for the speed of a WordPress site - do not need Gatsby

Now about the cost:
To work with Gatsby need someone who is well versed in the React + HTML/SASS/SCSS, that is, even a few people, and then it depends on the number of necessary components... Are developed are not cheap... Roughly 5 templates can take anywhere from 50 hours to, say, the price tag of such a specialist$ 30 per hour...
In order to optimize WordPress for a few hours, and you can get a decent result, everything else, such as as a Frontend of your Theme, depends on the desire to optimize all under type-check Google Page Speed Insights = Lighthouse, and can take tens of hours...
I sysadmin has configured the server-side cache + browser cache on the client side, not much help, as I have a lot of external requests (~300-400). Server your powerful. As far as I understand the situation - you need to dig the code to replace some of the plugins, optimizing their work. To configure the css, the correct loading of scripts. To optimize images. - Judah35 commented on April 19th 20 at 12:24
@Judah35, of course, is the number of queries requires additional attention, for example:
* pictures cut to Smart CDN optimole for example
* Configure lazy loading styles/images
* collect the files css/js and to minimize is a rocket
* after all, I would advise you to deploy a Dev environment already and to optimize the code, removing the excess, finished the existing...

Just in the rocket almost all of the boxes...
I will give you a living example bought themes from themeforest, there is a box of approximately 200 requests, but with the right setup I was able to get a response from the North to 100ms, and download to seconds (the server is in London for Russia is a little far away), and to reduce the number of queries to 50 like...
this issue has not become better, but the speed is increased, and the front is optimized to a minimum.
example - Lionel commented on April 19th 20 at 12:27
@Lionel, What's the missile? Can be a reference? :D - dayana commented on April 19th 20 at 12:30
@dayana, wp-rocket.me - Lionel commented on April 19th 20 at 12:33
@Lionel, thanks - dayana commented on April 19th 20 at 12:36
April 19th 20 at 12:23
If it you have everything working on WP and we are talking about moving - not worth it.
And WP can achieve the same results.

That is if you do it from scratch - there are often it makes sense to think about whether it needs WP.
April 19th 20 at 12:25
Website on WordPress with membership just flies. Why move to a static - reason not see.

not place makes the man - to paraphrase - it's not the engines...
April 19th 20 at 12:27
Well, if You don't need a socket, base, etc. - download the site via wget and load :D

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