I moved to eleventy (11ty)
It's been two years and one month since I last posted on my website. Largely this is because the site ran on Hugo. The build system involved having the Hugo binaries installed and configured and having AWS CLI installed and configured to talk to Backblaze B2. The way I had the markdown files set up meant things got messy. Whenever I had an idea to post something I just couldn't be bothered to go through the process.
A couple of weeks ago I saw a tweet by Lea Verou:
I’m so fed up with Wordpress and generally maintaining a server and a SQL db. My blog is my last remaining non-jamstack website.— Lea Verou (@LeaVerou) April 29, 2023
I want to convert it to use @eleven_ty but dreading the amount of work (esp. if I want to preserve URLs). Are there any tools to make it less painful?
There are no end of CMS options and build systems around, but an endorsement from someone as eminent as Lea piqued my interest so I dove in to eleventy. A couple of days playing with it, and as almost full-time NodeJS developer these days, and I was much happier with it than Hugo (which is still great btw, just not for me).
We'll see how it goes.