WordPress to Hugo Update V

It's time for another quick update on the site's transition from WordPress to Hugo.

Since the last time we touched this particular topic, I haven’t moved any of the semi-dynamic content like I thought I would. But fear not. It’s all still there, just hosted by WordPress. What about browsing the ever-growing collection of funny and thought-provoking one-liners?

Instead of getting A Picture A Day, A Book A Month, and the aforementioned one-liners out of the clammy, clinging grip of WordPress, I did a lot of work under the hood:

As I continue to work with Hugo, I’m liking it more and more. The only feature I’ve missed so far is a good way to create archives per month and year. There are some hacks that can be used, but I think I’ll wait a while and see if Hugo comes out with native support. The release frequency is pretty high, so it might suddenly happen. Or I could give Go a go2, and make a pull request.

I’ve also been digging through a bunch of old backup CD-Rs and external hard drives. On one of the CD-Rs, I managed to find some old posts that weren’t in the archive. The oldest post was from back in 1999, which I though was pretty damn awesome to find. Back then, I didn’t write titles for any of the posts, so I had to add some arbitrary titles now. But apart from that, everything is posted in its original, cringeworthy form, with spelling errors and all.

So, yeah, the site is in pretty good shape. The next big thing is either to move A Book A Month over, or to set up a system where I can automatically ping external sites, like Twitter, Mastodon, and the Internet Archive when I publish new posts. I’ve got a basic idea of how this can be solved, but I think I’ll search the internet for some suggestions. I’m sure this is a problem someone else has solved already.

  1. And I love to link to Wikipedia! ↩︎

  2. Terrible pun very much intended. ↩︎


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