I thought Jekyl was the new wordpress?
Sandify was made in react, using “create-react-app”. I have to install nom and node on my working computer. Then you install create-react-app and run it. Then “npm start” makes a version running locally, and updates as soon as I save any files. If you haven’t played with it, you should.
After a little configuration, “npm build deploy” builds the minified versions and pushes it to a gh-pages branch in github. The github pages hosts my page (which is static, there is no server code running). I also paid for a domain and hooked that up, but I pay nothing for a server and it is as reliable as github.
I am pretty sure you can set up a github repo to run jekyl and host it on github. As long as you don’t get a ton of traffic, it will be free.
It has been a long time since I messed with wordpress, but it needs server side code (php, sql?). Things like jekyl (there are others, we use mkdocs for the docs) don’t. They use the source to build fancy static pages that get copied and are always a static page.
You can do all of that in html and css. But I can’t. Or at least, I’m not willing to. I am also not willing to host any webpage from my house. I just don’t think it is worth the time costs.