Limitations and workarounds
PieCrust is great for simple websites and blogs, but like every other static website generator, it has some limitations. Only static content is supported (duh!), but most dynamic content requiring server-side processing is not within PieCrust’s scope anyway (user accounts, access permissions, etc.). For this, you should look into a proper CMS engine like WordPress, Drupal or Orchard.
It doesn’t mean that PieCrust website can’t pack some whistles and bells like any other website, however!
- If you want dynamic content like displaying Flickr pictures or Twitter feeds, you can use client-side scripting.
- If you want users to be able to comment on, rate, and share your pages, you can use 3rd party services like Disqus.
- If you want to cross-post to Twitter or Facebook, you can do that via an RSS feed.
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