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Migrating my blog

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Date: 2011-07-28 07:50:19 00:00

Migrating my blog

I've been playing a lot with this blog, I've first started it running on Movable Type, it was there for one week more or less, I realized that running a Movable type blog along with my Drupal one, well that may need too much effort, so I decided to switch.

What I really liked about Movable Type was its capacity to have more than just one blog, using the same structure, but as I said, I needed something simpler, so I went to Word Press, a self hosted copy of Word Press, I have installed Super Cache plugin to have it ready in case some post become popular, - Movable type support that out of the box -.

After almost three weeks running my blog on Word Press, I started to look and read about how to publish blogs as static pages, I finally found a great thing, I've found Jekyll, I'm just starting with it, but in these two days I felt in love with it.

  • It can manage multiple blogs with the same code and installation (sub-dir only)
  • It is static code, so you do not have to worry about digg, reedit, or any other.
  • It is secure, as there is not application to hack.
  • No worries about upgrading the to the last security release.

This blog is still incomplete, and a lot of work still needs to be done, but the basic part is up and running.

If you want to learn something new, give Jekyll a try.

Almost forgot, It was really easy to migrate from Wordpress to Jekyll, I think I'll migrate my Drupal blog in a near future too, but that one is really big with 200.000 page views per month, so I should be careful, and do everything really good. Take a look at the Jekyll's migration tools