Migrating again

Posted on Mon 25 May 2020 by alex in geek

It's been some time since I last blogged but I have been doing some spring cleaning amongst my servers. While moving all my web content onto a new box I though I would take advantage of the fresh start to migrate away from Wordpress. While it is a fine FLOSS project it really needs quite a bit of time to keep it up to date and secure. I've decided it's much better to have a static site so I've imported all my exiting blog content into a bunch of rST and Markdown files and re-generated the site with a Python based content generator called Pelican.

So far it seems easy enough to tweak. The main challenge is ensuring the various feeds for different planets are in the same place as they would have been with Wordpress. One difference with the change is the lack of comments although I think I could probably re-enable them with some 3rd party solution if I wanted to. We shall see.