I switched to Jekyll and moved all data over!
It had been a while since I last posted. By a while, I mean 2 years and 3 months. (I need to think about why.) I still had to do the routine maintenance on the server regularly, because I was using WordPress. Every once in a while I had to:
- Log in to my vps server with SSH.
- Turn off Apache.
- Update the software packages.
- Turn on Apache.
- Log in to WordPress backend. Check if there are new version of WordPress (and plugins and themes).
- Allow Apache user to write WordPress folder.
- Update WordPress.
- Disallow Apache user to write WordPress folder.
- (In the beginning of time I didn’t do this. Then my blog got destroyed by someone once, and it had to recover with a backup from a month or so before…)
I wrote scripts to automate some of the things but, anyway, I am getting tired of doing these. I am not very a weby engineer (“but a gamey one!”), and I was just to lazy to replace it with another thing. But I realized I need something to save me from the labor.
I like version control tools, especially git since it’s decentralized and easy
to backup (by just
git clone). I cannot live without them. However with
WordPress and the blog data in mysql database, it didn’t feel I was controlling
them… Plus I want to use my favorite text editor, and markdown.
So I made the switch!