Bradley Acker

How to Start a Blog with Netlify CMS for Free

by Brad Acker

Start a free blog that you can grow into the future.


JAMStack websites and apps that deliver better performance, higher security, lower cost of scaling, and a better developer experience.

Why you need to choose Netlify over WordPress or any other option (A List of Content Management Systems for JAMstack Sites).

Wordpress hosting can get expensive over time. I wanted a way to lower my cost and started to look for better options. I was aware of the security risks also even though my sites have only been hacked in once and nothing was done to them that I know of.

Option one that I found was static sites for increased speed and security.

A List of Static Site Generators for JAMstack Sites

Netlify templates deploy in minutes.

This site is built with Eleventy + Netlify CMS Boilerplate. After trying many of the other Netlify Template options, I found this to be the best working and easiest to use. This is coming from a Github beginner and Wordpress CMS user.