First some detailed background ...
During the last eight years a couple of friends and I have created a history website for our local area. It has grown massively over this time with me doing the website and the others doing most of the research and writing. It was created in plain old HTML and I do all the editing. There is no CMS.
It is very popular amongst locals and ex-pats and many people (including some from the media) now use it as a reference. In fact it has become the definitive reference for our local history. Our mission was to create this website for succeeding generations and to document all the local history that we could find. It is entirely self funded, strictly non profit and we do not carry adverts.
We are all now of an age that we feel we need to put an exit strategy in place as we don't want this project to be lost. I need to get some younger people involved in the design and editing side and I need to be able to hand it over to them in the near future. I am the only one who does any editing but I am now 65 years of age and I am not going to be around forever.
My question is would it be a good idea to transfer the site to WordPress? I have never used it before and to be honest I have lost much of my appetite for learning new things in web design. I will admit that I am not the brightest designer around and I don't really do coding. Most of my work has been created with Dreamweaver. What I now need is a simple CMS that is popular, easy to install and future proof within reason.
Is WordPress the answer?