Redesigned blog and changed to Jekyll

I thought about this migration for a bit last few months, but never had a time to perform it. I observed what people are using, and wanted to decrease amount of money I spend for hosting and to make my life easier.

After quick research and thinking what I need, I decided to go with Jekyll.

If you’re planning to use static site generator, read this post and maybe you’ll pick Jekyll too.

Why Jekyll you ask?

I know there are several static site generators like this one but I picked Jekyll because this is the only one official tool supported by Github. Other tools works with Github too, like Middleman. I just… wanted to have really easy migration and do not spent more time than needed.

And there is more things that I don’t want to think about now.

atom-screenshot

Migration process

It took me ~10-12 hours to move 47 articles with images and links, and to convert everything to markdown, and update a bit default Jekyll’s theme.

After I moved everything manually I found there is a migration tool that allow you move your wordpress data to Jekyll. My bad, but now I do know very well how to create posts on Jekyll ;)

Jekyll is nicely documented so I found answers for probably every of my questions in official documentation.

Migration is done

That’s it. Blog based on Jekyll is up and running. Good, now I just need to write posts on the blog.