The blog moved from Wordpress to Jekyll
- 03 September 2019
You may have noticed that lately I have had trouble with the blog. It was dying periodically because the backend database kept crashing. It was high time I moved away from Wordpress anyway, so I bit the bullet and ported the blog.
All in all, it was a typical system administration experience: lots of installing Ruby and Node.js packages, figuring out which of several equivalent tools actually is worth using, dealing with scarce and obsolete documentation (a blog post is not a good substitute for proper documentation), etc. But all the tools are out there, it's just a simple matter of installing them:
- Jekyll Exporter - an exporter from Wordpress to Jekyll
- Jekyll - static pages blog, free of databases, with support for Markdown
- Staticman - a backend for blog comments
I decided to make the blog repository
public, as there is no good reason to keep it private. In fact, this way people
can contribute by making pull requests (see the
I will use this post to test the working on the new blog, and especially the comments, so please excuse silly comments below.