Once again I’m changing blogging platforms. The fact that my last post was about my change to Gatsby and then there was a multiple year drought of posts should tell you I wasn’t super successful with it. It is very powerful but I spent all my time writing code and customizing Gatsby and didn’t spend time writing posts.
Don’t get me wrong. I like to write code. However, the point of a blog is to write words not code. There are a lot of great platforms for generating static content. I know I’ve tried most of them. WordPress has a bad reputation among developers for being slow, insecure and for being written in PHP. Everything here could be handled by a static site builder. However, it’s also an easy to use platform with a mobile app so I can write down and post thoughts and images while I stand in line or while I’m waiting to pick up kids. It’s handy and I don’t have to write or maintain the code.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve used WordPress. It’s much better than the old days. I’m hoping it’s more secure and I’m hoping that by putting it behind CloudFront everything will just hum right along. I’m also hoping this is the last post about how I’m changing blog platforms.
Part of the process involved writing some code to talk to the WordPress API using Ruby. Feel free to take it if it’s at all useful.