Migration to Hugo

Why Migrate?

I have decided to move my technical blog to Hugo this was primarily down to the fact that I can now put all my posts under Github version control, which allows more powerful management of documents. To enable this migration all articles will have to be converted into Markdown.

My current software I use is the pretty standard Wordpress. Whilst it has served me well, I find it a little overkill for the type of documents I write and publish. It uses Apache, PHP and MySQL to server static content. Thats a lot of overhead for articles that remain the same. Hugo on the other hand uses a single Hugo binary to parse markdown files and create static Html files. Apache is then used to serve the static content.

Each platform has its pros and cons, but for me, reducing overhead and improving version control/management is deciding factor.

Moving to markdown will also give me some benefits: * Articles to be in a standardised format. * Standardised format will allow for conversion to PDF, Word, HTML and other formats.

I hope in the future to provide a more in-depth review of the migration in the coming months.