I'm really unhappy with wordpress. Wat does the modern blogger use? Static Site Generators? Which one?
@bleeptrack Hugo static site generator :)
@Kiki @bleeptrack I'm not an expert, but yes, I just started to use write.as, so if there are questions... I also used Jekyll (as in static site generator jekyll) and it is nice. Completely different though, since one is part of the fediverse and one is just a lonely html site ^^ but with all the benefits of being able to make it your own.
@bleeptrack Its basicly jekyll or Hugo.
@bleeptrack I'm using Jekyll.
No strong feelings though, it works well. There are a lot of tutorials available to do most of the things you need.
@bleeptrack using Hugo. Simple and efficient :)
@bleeptrack I'm using jekyll.
@bleeptrack Ohh before I forget it -> you can have wordpress as Backend for a static site generator. I just wan´t to notice this for other people search for a site generator but love the comfort of WordPress.
@bleeptrack before I started the podcast I used Hugo and Github pages. It is miracle and so easy.^^
I tried Jekyll before Hugo but it just confuses me with the whole gems and dunno. (I can’t even explain it properly.^^)
I started to move my stuff from WordPress to pelican as it's based on python I'm more familiar with and uses markdown for the files so if I want to move again it should be easy. An WordPress importer is present as well.
@bleeptrack I use Pelican.
@bleeptrack Main page is using article-graphics, you can resize in latest hugo versions the images...
The way you get the images into each posting is by using hugo's metadata structure.
Here is an example of how a file looks like, note the "fadecolors":
We then can directly add this into our stylesheet:
@bleeptrack You would probably commit the images into your repository, somewhere accessible from static.
You could also just use the title and store the graphic somewhere too.
@bleeptrack (Except comments) Postings should also be fairly easy, you commonly just have a photoseries and then a youtube embed. https://gohugo.io/content-management/shortcodes/#example-youtube-display
I don't really know how you could easily implement comments again. There is https://github.com/posativ/isso/releases, I haven't touched the project for two/three years now - but it seems to be still under development.
@bleeptrack There is also an extension so you can export your wordpress postings too...
I haven't tried any of this yet.
https://github.com/SchumacherFM/wordpress-to-hugo-exporter/issues seems to have issues (like "PHP Fatal error" or "export doesn't include proper directory structure"), but it's the most actively used one.
@bleeptrack After almost 10 years of using WordPress is switched to a self-written, file-based CMS.
@bleeptrack I've switched a lot between static site generators and I've ended up with nikola.
@SevenOfNein @bleeptrack That wasn't even a serious factor, although I had bad experiences with the various ruby buildchains for jekyll &co. nikola just does everything I'd expect in a blog+page genarator (e.g. tags, categories) in a nice and very configurable way. The templating takes a bit of getting used to, but overriding templates actually has a helpful command, copying the template in question to your dir, and it's jinja2. :)
@SevenOfNein @rixx @bleeptrack I'm using Nikola, too, and I'm very happy with it. After adding a new post, I commit it to the git repo, push it to GitHub, and Travis CI takes care of updating my site: https://github.com/FlowFX/flowfx.de/blob/master/.travis.yml
Try that with WordPress!
@flowfx @SevenOfNein @bleeptrack Yeah, with my largest nikola page I just use `nikola deploy` (which rsyncs stuff to my server). With all other static site generator pages independent of the language or build chain, the respective server is a place I have ssh access to (which may not be true for you). In that case I just push to myserver:/path/to/repo, and there is a one-liner post-receive hook which builds the page. Upside: insta build output on pushing!
@rixx @bleeptrack I've played around a bit with Grav and rather liked it. Didn't know about Nikola though; I might give that a try, too.
(Though, TBH, I am much more into making stuff than into writing about stuff, and my time is already way too short for the former, so my webpage might never come to be.)
@l3d @bleeptrack I used lektor for a time, and it actually was my last stop before moving to nikola – having to define a data model felt very clunky, integrating tags really annoying, and generally it was more work than use to me. I switched to nikola because I stopped blogging due to the annoyance associated with it.
@bleeptrack I'm using Middleman for my blogs – but admittedly it's a good choice only if you're into the Ruby ecosystem and have experience with Ruby version managers, Bundler & co.
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