Yesterday I switched this blog over to run on Jekyll. I'd been thinking about moving away from Wordpress for a while, and a short talk by Nick Quaranto at the Boston Ruby group that mentioned a Wordpress importer pushed me over the edge. So what is interesting about Jekyll?
There are still some rough edges, though. Enough that it likely isn't ready for the non-hacker masses just yet. The documentation could be more complete, but helped by looking at other Jekyll-based sites like Nick's for examples. The Wordpress importer didn't preserve the categories, but the permalinks worked perfectly. I've found running
jekyll --server --auto lagging my edits to be a little frustrating. Still, I moved my site to Jekyll in about 2 hours without breaking a link.
Ironically, the very first iteration of my site some 10 years back when it was a "news" site (pre-"blog"-era terminology) was a folder with html "stories" that I wrote some Perl to munge with a header, footer and copy to a special directory. Before it moved on to Perl CGI based, Movable Type, Wordpress, etc. The circle is complete.