Blog moved to GitHub Pages and Jekyll

portI’ve moved this blog to a new location, which is built on GitHub Pages and Jekyll. I’ve replicated the various posts here and also moved any comments that I’ve been lucky enough to receive to Disqus.

There are plenty of instructions on how to achieve this, so I don’t intend to create another set.  I just thought it was appropriate to capture the reasons for this move:-

  1. GitHub pages allows you to write in Markdown, which I find much easier than WordPress’ HTML, even with the WYSIWYG editor.
  2. You can more easily write posts off-line, as they’re just text files that you push into Git when you want to publish.
  3. I could freely use my own URL rather than one containing wordpress.com, allowing me to migrate the blog again in future, if I were so to choose.
  4. I thought that it looked nicer.
  5. I had some time on the train to-and-from work and learning something new is always interesting.

So, that’s it for this bit of WordPress.  I hope you will amble over to http://goochgooch.co.uk to see if there’s anything new (not that I post particularly often…).

Cheerio.

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