It took every bit as long as I feared to port everything, but this blog is now powered by Jekyll. Of course, Jekyll couldn’t host all my old content out of the box. Here are the tweaks I made:
- Enabled pagination.
- Disqus for comments.
- Initializr HTML/CSS templates.
- I found the Maruku parser for Markdown was choking on my old embedded HTML, so I switched to Redcarpet via the configuration.
- Some posts linked to other posts, so I had to alter them to use Jekyll’s
- All my old code was in
<pre>blocks, so I had to switch it to use Jekyll syntax highlighting.
- Initializr wrapped code snippets by default. Adding a CSS style of
overflow: automade them scroll instead (if they were too wide for the page).
- Mou (OSX only) is a pretty sweet Markdown editor. I’m just starting with it, but I already like it.
I’m glad to have this done. The record of one’s development career should not be trusted to something as brittle as a Wordpress database. Plus, Markdown and Git are just how I work, now. Maybe if the flow of writing is a little more natural, I’ll get this thing updated more often.