Moving out of WordPress
Since I don’t need fancy templates, plugins, databases, comments, stats, a store, and much less dealing with security updates, backups, and hosting providers, I wanted to try a static solution.
It made a lot of sense. I could host it on Github pages and forget about security or hosting providers, and my posts would live in beautiful, clean markdown files.
Setting up Jekyll, importing a few posts, migrating my WordPress template to HTML, and connecting the domain took me a couple of hours. Pretty cheap for a super-fast, highly reliable, pure HTML blog, right?
Well, maybe, but I also spent two hours trying to post the above paragraphs from an iPad last night. 🤔
It went like this:
- Purchase and install a good text editor with Files App support (Textastic).
- Purchase and install a git client with Files App support (Working Copy).
- Create a file by hand with a particular name.
- Copy and paste some config options.
- Write the post.
- Add a picture to a folder.
- Link the image by hand using markdown.
- Create a git commit and push it to the repository.
- Notice the attached photo was broken.
- Remove the image.
- Create another commit and push it to the repo again.
Pretty rough, huh?
I thought about switching to HEY World for a while, and although I don’t really want to loose the flexibility of having my own thing yet, so I’ll try to stick with Jekyll for a little bit longer, see what comes out.