We have a new website powered by Shopify now! It's beautiful, fast, and secure - our old WordPress website was not. With Shopify, new updates to the website backend are installed automatically now. We don't have to lift a finger to deal with server management which is great. Additionally, Shopify's built-in content distribution network makes sure the website is fast all around the world. Finally, with our new Launch Theme by Pixel Union the website looks great.
Anyway, why, am I writing this blog update? Well, to finish the website I need to create at least one blog post to so I can setup blog links. But, also, as just a general heads up for anyone else building a website.
I heavily recommend paying for a SaaS application like Shopify to make your life easier than trying to do everything yourself. Your time is finite, don't waste it.