Contact Forms for Static Websites
There are also great options for e-commerce, such as Snipcart.
If you’re still wanting to keep a WordPress site publicly-exposed, then trying to use Static HTML Output to do a hybrid approach probably isn’t worth your time. Instead, you may use other WordPress hardening and performance techniques, such as:
Even though I enjoy playing with technical things, my preference is for a fully static site, these days with any required dynamic functionality offloaded to a small DIY or hosted web service.
The choice to keep running a dynamic, publicly-exposed WordPress site is one you’ll need to decide for your own use case and what you prefer to spend your time on - content and marketing or fixing hacked/slow WordPress sites ;)
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