Wordpress to Pelican

Sat 29 March 2014 | tags: wordpress, pelican, -- (permalink)

It's been awhile since I last blogged. Since then, I've started a full time job as a Systems Administrator. This means I have less time for maintaining my own servers. So I've finally taken the plunge migrating some of the more static sites to static. For example this Technical blog will now be a static site. This doesn't mean it won't get updated, this just means that it's generated with a static generator instead of being generated dynamically when someone views the page. This results in lower server load, as it doesn't need PHP running, or a database. It results in faster page loads. It results in a more secure server as it's just running a webserver and no web application.

I believe it results in blogs that are more focused on content than on the web application that displays the content.

I've chosen to use Pelican, mostly because I've enjoyed learning Python over the last year, and this gives me another excuse to play with some Python. I'm also more comfortable in Python than some of the other options so this allows me to hack away on the code if I want to.

Regarding the current lack of comments on the blog. I'm still thinking of the best way to handle that. I may just put a Google+ comments plugin on, as I really don't like Disqus. I may also just not put dynamic comments on and use Github issues for discussing posts as some others have done.

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