Statamic for WordPress developers - intro


2024 - 01 - 16
Statamic for WordPress developers - intro

Over the Christmas table, I got the idea to create a series of articles about Statamic but with WordPress developers in mind. In this part, I want to mostly focus on why I want to write this series and what you can expect from it.

Why do I like Statamic and does this mean I hate WordPress?

Let's start with the second part - I still enjoy WordPress, I still love the community around it, I'm constantly observing what is happening there, and tinkering with it. So if you thought, you wouldn't see me at WordCamps, you were wrong.

On the other hand, I also enjoy discovering other CMSs. One of the things I loved in Statamic, was the fact that it had this vibe of... my WordPress stack. As some of you know I'm rather conservative about my WordPress stack - this stack on the other hand is quite unorthodox compared to most WordPress installs. It consists of:

All of those things are available in Statatamic:

On the other hand, Statamic offers a few more cool features:

Why do I want to write this series of articles?

Apart from the fact that I promised myself to write 20 articles on this blog, I think that Statamic is just a great CMS that doesn't get all the attention it should get. Also, learning something new and exploring new worlds is valuable for every developer. I hope that even if you don't fall in love with Statamic as I did, you'll discover some solutions that WordPress doesn't have and create a plugin to fix it.

What's the plan?

At the moment I would like to concentrate on:

I hope you'll enjoy this. I will try to reference how all of those things are done in WordPress, so you can always see the difference.

On the other hand, I won't dive deeper into Laravel-related stuff. Why? First of all, I don't feel I'm a person for the job here, and also because I don't think it would bring additional value. I won't dive into the addons territory too, the same way I don't like to write about plugins - just pick the ones that fit you best.

How not to miss an article?

There are four ways:

Other chapters

  1. Intro - you are reading this.

  2. Differences and installation

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