Brand new blog

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Jekyll!

I’ve rejigged my blog to try out Jekyll, and hosting on GitPages. It feels incredibly light compared with WordPress, which I’d used since 2008. It has felt bloated and clunky for a while, and I’ve dreaded making updates to the theme or accessing the control panel which changed drastically between visits. Making a post using Jekyll is only slightly fiddly (make a new Markdown file in _posts) and is much better than using the WordPress control panel.

I got started using this. Of course, it wasn’t as simple as that (I ran into permissions problems which I still haven’t managed to fix).

I found Anna’s 24ways article helpful, and this guide on how to migrate from WordPress.

Oh, and thanks to James Aylett for helping me to solve a fiddly installation problem.