I decided to get rid of the old wordpress backed site and convert to a new one using Jekyll. The new page should be faster since it will be statically built instead of dynamic.
Jekyll is a Ruby based static website builder. Instead of requiring a database to store content and retrieving it on every page load, Jekyll uses templates and markdown to let you build a site that is static so it requires no database and uses much less resources. Github pages use Jekll for projects hosted on their site so there are lots of resources available.