I am back to using WordPress with my blog. Because it got infected with some malware a while back (because of a faulty plugin I had used) I switched my blog over to Jekyll. It was mainly an experiment, but one that I had really hoped would work. I was very pleased with the overall solution, and if I had taken the time to do some further coding, it could have turned out pretty great.

However, I don’t want to take the time to code and for this kind of huge blog, there are some things that make it unsuitable. It takes a long time to render all the pages so publishing is a time-consuming process. It’s also a pain in the ass to handle loads of images when they’re all supposed to have links and titles and all that.

If I was building a technical blog or small blog, I would actually choose Jekyll in combination with something like GitHub Pages to host it. But for this blog, it was too much of a deterrent for me to actually write something.

Multiple times I’ve found myself wanting to write something, but not doing so because of the hassle of publishing through Jekyll. So I’m back to WordPress with a clean install and no plugins that could stir up problems.


tetris