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by Ash Grennan - Software Developer based in Burnley.

Goodbye Wordpress, Hello SSG

I’ve moved on to Hexo which is essentially a static site generator catered for blogging.

The process was manually moving assets and articles over, but due to the ability of re-creating articles using Markdown, this was a breeze, and much quicker than any WYSIWYG.

The Bad

Wordpress for my scenario was completely unnecessary:


Overall I feel that many blogs jump into the online db driven CMS model, but most of the time it’s taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

Wordpress locks you out from the most important thing about sharing content, editorial review.

Many people, including myself host their site as a public repository on Github, enabling corrections and additional content for which both author and readers benefit via PR’s.

I would encourage anyone reading to have a look at the many SSGs out there: