Playing with Jekyll

As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been looking at my WordPress sites and trying to work out which ones I can convert into static sites. Handling 10+ upgrades each time there’s a new version is a pain, especially if it includes security fixes and so needs to be done as soon as possible.

This week I converted¬†my insurance consultancy website¬†to a static site. Although it features a blog, I use that feature for posting articles where I’m not soliciting comments, and so there’s no need for the dynamic features of WordPress. Rather than use Templer — as I have for other static sites — I decided to give Jekyll a try. It’s more work to get up and running, but it has the advantages of support for blog posts and a built-in server to test sites before deployment. I’m pleased with the results so far, and I may convert Politics Geek to Jekyll at some point.

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