I’ve long been tempted to recreate my website using Jekyll. I had already been experimenting with it for a course website. But now I finally made the switch for my homepage.
For the migration of the content from Wordpress to Jekyll itself, I used a tool called
exitwp. It works really well, especially if you follow up the recommendation to use
xmllint to check the XML generated by Wordpress.
For the styling, I used a theme called Notepad and tweaked it a bit.
Oh, and did I tell you Github Pages rock? Testing the site generation locally is easy using
Jekyll serve and basically by just putting it on Github you get a website. No hosting costs involved!
There’s still some work to be done, but the content is there. For the time being, the old website can be reached via its IP address.
- I still have to migrate the comments
- Work a bit more on styling, especially for code
- Rework the categories
- Add some featured articles, which the Notepad theme has support for.