Migrating away from Wordpress

17 Nov 2011

I’ve moved the blog away from Wordpress to Octopress. I like the idea of running without a database; keeping an eye on Wordpress for security updates has always bugged me. Plus, it’s never been terribly fast on my host, even with my tiny blog.

I really dig that Octopress lets me keep all of my entries in simple Markdown formatted text files. I can stick them in a VCS repository and always have easily backed up and readable versions of the articles; no mucking around with a database, and they don’t need to be HTML formatted.

There was a 4 year gap in my blogging from 2007-2011; most of that content was pretty ancient and I doubt it’s of much use to anyone, so I haven’t gotten around to importing the old stuff into the new software yet. I’ll probably bring stuff in slowly over time.