Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my new website!
I mean site url, content and topics are still the same but but now I use Hugo instead of Wordpress.
Speed: my website got slower and slower. Static pages are fast, very fast.
Easy of use: I started to use markdown to write posts then copy&paste them in Wordpress via browser. This process was slow and required too many steps.
Saving: since Hugo doesn’t require a database I can save a few euros per year and cancel the database subscription from the provider.
Offline editing and preview: I can edit posts, theme and see how it behaves on my PC without installing a web server, Hugo includes it’s own web server.
What will be missed
Wordpress included a plugin to check grammar and spelling that fixed a lot of error end typos. Markdownpad has spell check, I forgot to enable it.
The migration requires two steps:
- export the mysql database where all the Wordpress posts are stores
- run a script that exports all the posts in markdown format
I save the files in a Dropbox account so I don’t need to worry about backup, versioning and keep files in sync between my work and personal computers.
This is the script I use now:
open -u MYUSER,MYPASS ftp.ifconfit.it mirror -R -P 5 -p -n /cygdrive/c/data/HUGO/sites/ifconfig.it/public /www.ifconfig.it/hugo
I think there’s room for improvement on this last step.
I think Hugo and markdown will make my blogging easier and faster so I can focus on the actual content instead of spending time fixing Wordpress and writing in a bad online editor.
I’ll miss the grammar/spelling check so forgive typos and errors. I noticed Markdownpad2 has spell/grammar check, I just forgot to enable it.