Hello, Pelican! (goodbye, WordPress)

August 25, 2014

When I wrote back to blogging, I couldn’t imagine I’d wrestle so much with a CMS.

WordPress and javascript editors add too much tension to the writing process (IO stalls can drive one nuts).

A workflow based on static site generators is an interesting alternative. Programmers should feel at home writing in a high-level plain text formatting language, leveraging powerful editors.

I’ve settled on Pelican with Markdown. Pelican is amazing, has good documentation, useful plugins, and is written in Python (a language that a like a lot). Markdown is convenient.

This new setup allows me to work in a more relaxed way, employing a good SCM tool like Git to manage my work. As another bonus, less infrastructure maintenance is needed to keep a secure and stable host.

I took the opportunity to update overall site look and feel. It doesn’t cover up my lack of web designing skills. But at least a more clean structure is in place now.

If you find anything broken, please let me know.

PS: I’m still wondering if comments will ever be enabled :)