Moving to Jekyll08 Feb 2014 | general | comments | edit
With hope that this will also mean writing more often, I've finally decided to move to a modern blogging platform.
Moving away from Wordpress
Wordpress is a mature blogging platform, full of extraordinary features. You get automatic updates, easy updates for plugins, nice interface to manage the whole thing and a lot of available plugins & themes.
Why move away from this?
It requires hosting, it is kinda slow and it is not exactly low ceremony.
- You get to host it for free on Github pages.
- You get to write markdown.
- You get full control over the theme.
- You are free to use modern web technologies.
- You get to manage content with GIT.
- It's low ceremony - write, commit & push to publish.
I've finished migrating posts, and content to Jekyll. Even if some of the content required manual fiddling, it has not been a difficult experience. Now waiting for Google Webmaster's Tools to tell me what I've screwed up.
One thing I've noticed is that my blog now is blazing fast - which is normal, considering it's just a bunch of static web pages hosted on Github.