Moving away from WordPress

So yes, as the title says above, I’m trying to move away from WordPress. Not that WordPress isn’t any good. I just want a nicer way of creating a blog, I can’t be bothered to keep a server up and running and I wanted to try something different. So I’m using Jekyll combined with Github’s Pages way of doing things. It means that I’m not hosting anything, pages are fairly simple to create and update and they all use Markdown which I quite like.

Creating new pages on the move could be a bit of a pain in the backside, but I’m going to see if I can come up with a solution using the Dropbox API or something similar.

I’m using the basic layout that a few people use to start with, based on Tom Preston-Werner’s blog but I’m hoping to get something a bit different done. Maybe over Christmas.

I’m also going to add disqus at some point. Not that many people actually comment, but I’d certainly feel better about it.

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