Since I started writing this blog I’ve always used Wordpress and it’s great, but the need to update Wordpress and its plug ins (a lot of them) always annoyed me.
Even I don’t have much more time to write here I always wanted to write again. After I decided to write back, I also decided to improve my blog, with a new theme and a better and fun way to write posts.
####My choice and why I chose to migrate this blog from Wordpress to Jekyll. But why Jekyll?
Unlike Wordpress, Jekyll isn’t a full CMS, it’s a lot simpler, I can have a static site that is a lot lighter than Wordpress and mainly I just wanted to learn a new tool.
More reasons why I choose Jekyll were:
####How moving into Jekyll First thing I did was install the Disqus plug in and migrate all comments into it, this allowed me to keep my comment history and use them easily into Jekyll.
Second I exported all my blog in a XML file and used Exitwp tool to convert my wordpress blog to jekyll. I had only to modify the image url in all posts and change syntax highlighting tag used in wordpress for liquid tag (pygments).
####Hosting on Github Pages Well, hosting static content in Github Pages is a piece of cake and it’s completely free. I just had to create a new repository there and send (git push) my files to it. It’s super easy! :)
I’ve used the pages below to understand how to use Jekyll with Github Pages and how to set up my own domain.