I’ve started using wordpress in aug 2011. Wordpress is nice to quickly post new content. But wordpress is also a complex piece of software that uses PHP and a mySQL database.
Like you can see, my wordpress site is down sometimes, while my static page at http://www.janwagemakers.be has 100% uptime. So, although wordpress is a nice piece of software, it’s complexity makes it less reliable. Because of that I was looking for alternatives that:
- creates static HTML5
- looks good on different devices (responsive design)
- makes it easy to write content
To import my wordpress posts, I’ve downloaded my database and imported it on a local mySQL-server. After that I’ve followed the instructions at https://import.jekyllrb.com/docs/wordpress/.