As you might noticed, I’m starting the new year changing my blog design and software.

The idea has often come to my mind since I discovered the static site generators like Jekyll. And finally this year I decided to get rid of WordPress and, definitely, move my blog to Jekyll. Like the previous blog theme was really old fashioned and completely unresponsive, I took advantage of the software migration to improve the design of my blog too.

Basically, I found this nice Clean Blog theme by Start Bootstrap and decided to give it a chance. On top of that, they provide not only the theme but also a version already integrated with Jekyll. So, most of the work was already in place.

In order to migrate the blog posts I used a WordPress plugin which, together with a few sed commands, was enough to move the old posts to Jekyll. In addition, I’m using Jekyll tags to categorize the posts like before. With a tag view page that shows all the posts and provide its own feed (required for planets subscriptions). E.g. CSS tag page.

Regarding comments, I decided to go for a static solution too. Basically, I got very few comments during the last year, so I think that looking for a more complex solution doesn’t worth it. This means, that if you want to comment something in my posts from now on, you should send me a mail (or a tweet) and that’s all. You can check a previous post with comments to see how they look like.

This was just a short notice about this change, I hope you enjoy the new site. At least I like it a lot. :-)