1. Jeff Chandler

    With no database to maintain and no comments to moderate, Jekyll radically simplifies blogging.

    First off, how dare you write an article explaining how to move away from WordPress! Secondly, I’m packing my bags and leaving for Jekyll. No comments to moderate? You didn’t have to ask me twice! :D


  2. donnacha

    I reckon that something along these lines will feature heavily in the future of blogging – use a local copy of WordPress (or other CMS) to write posts and sync it to a static, publicly-accessible version on Cloudfront or whatever. Quite a few people are already doing this, but I think there are several strong arguments for this approach becoming mainstream.


  3. Sudhir Khanger

    As a low-frequency-hobbiest-blogger I have often thought about switching to static site. No database management, offline text-editor based writing, no security, no server maintenance, and it’s free.

    There is beating plethora of WordPress theme and plugin and its modularity which brings me back to it.

    My questions is are their any good options to make WordPress more offline friendly?


  4. Jeffrey

    Hmmm, first of all, you need Ruby, and I will stop right there. I have no time to learn another language, or find another hosting company supporting Ruby.

    Secondly, no comments to moderate? It’s misleading. They use third-party to handle comments, right? Don’t you need to moderate those comments?

    Thirdly, I don’t think it is easy to use. A regular John/Jan Doe will find hard time to write a post in a text editor, then send it to server for compilation.

    If someone just want to write, don’t want to worry about security and database stuff, wouldn’t WordPress.com be a good option?

    I will stay with WordPress, but thank you for sharing the information about Jekyll.


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