In the process of doing a little bit of end of year cleanup I finished making a few changes to my homepage - mostly migrating to a new blogging platform called [Jeykll]. Noting a tweet by Zach Holman, this will likely be my last post ever:
The migration itself doesn’t mean a dislke of all things Wordpress moreso that it is a bit of yak shaving. I was tempted to also try the ghost blogging platform, but as Ghost is also a markdown-based blogging tool without comment support, Jekyll and static site generation became a better (for me) option.
So here we are. There’s a lot of good writing out there on using Jekyll that I won’t bother to repeat - but I will share a few tips.
Take Care To Maintain Old Links
Keeping your “old” link structure is an important consideration in migration as links from other locations to your site will be broken. You can change the permalink structure of your Jekyll site to match what you had set in Wordpress. For example, this is the permalink structure of my Wordpress site interpreted in the Jekyll configuration:
Copy wp-content/uploads to your Jekyll root.
If you are migrating from Wordpress, you’ll want to keep all of the images that you’ve been uploading in the same URL, as posts will reference the
wp-content/uploads folder. By keeping the same folder structure (even if it creates a bit of ‘legacy’ work), you’ll avoid having to edit every single post file for new image paths.