After 4 lovely years using WordPress, I am officially starting the process of moving from WordPress to Jekyll.Β πŸ¦‹

Now, I just want to reassure Automattic that I’ve been loving my WordPress.com experience. Seriously. I don’t worry about maintainingΒ server security or plugins or anything back-end related. I just pick out a cool theme I like and publish all my content. Everything is streamlined and easy to manage.

However, there are a few key issues that have made me want to finally make the big move and they’re as follows:

  • Price

    • Theming: During my 4 years using WordPress.com, I’ve tried out tons of free themes but have always ended up using a Premium one. Those cost money of course but so far, I’ve only bought 2. They were “Venture” ($125) and “tdEditor” ($75), both themes by the same awesome developer Tasko. But yeah, that’s $200 bucks…Β πŸ’Έ
    • Domain: Even though I’m on the free plan for WordPress.com, I still pay $18/year for domain registration. So that means I’ve spent $54 so far for the past 3 years. I’m set to be renewed for July 20th, 2017 which is when I hope to have the migration completedΒ and my domain transferred to a service like Namecheap instead where it’ll probably be much cheaper than $18 bucks a year! πŸ˜…
    • Overall, $254 for 3 years doesn’t seem that bad. But when you think about it, that’s like $84 bucks a year and I’d end up paying $1000 long-term if I decide to stick around for another 7 years. Pass…Β I want to keep my money…Β πŸ€‘
  • Control

    • I want to be able to embed all these awesome things (for example, Behance projects) and I totally could if I self-hosted my WordPress website but that would involve so much EXTRA. Just EXTRA, you know? Extra money, extra effort, extra learning I’m not interested in (PHP?? Pass…).Β πŸ˜‘
    • Commenting is not really well implemented in WordPress.com. I prefer social logins for commenting platforms. This will be possible to implement using Disqus as my comment provider for my new blog.Β πŸ‘₯
    • As a developer, I have the capability to develop my own damn website without paying or relying on someone else to code/design it for me. Plus, I would like to use my own damn design!Β πŸƒ
  • Scalability

    • I do a ton of shit besides school and work (conferences, hackathons, travels, programs, etc). And generally, I like to blog about it or just share it on my blog to be able to reflect on those adventures later. ✈
    • Unfortunately, the way WordPress is structured and the way I like to write, it’s tedious to create a methodology that will allow me to share as much as I want as fast as possible. I want to be able to share my projects and adventures the instant I finish creating the post and it’s hard to do that with WordPress.Β πŸ“‰
    • I already write all my content using Markdown, Sublime Text 3 and Marked 2. With Jekyll, that content can be shared instantly instead of exported to WordPress and then fine-tuned.Β πŸ“

So this will probably be one of my last posts on this blog as I transition all the content over. 😢

Feel free to view the progress of my new blog at fvcproductions.github.io but I don’t expect it to be fully fleshed out untilΒ July of this year.🌻

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In the meantime, I am still actively publishing content to the following services so feel free to check them out! 😊

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Overall, I’m super excited about this process and have been actively working on my new website the entirety of this past week. Here’s to new beginnings!Β πŸŽ‰

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The header image is in reference to that awesome migration Monarch butterflies have every year.Β πŸ¦‹

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About the Author fvcproductions

I like to dabble with things that ought to be dabbled with.

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