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Switching to a static blog

2011-06-22 (98) by Ton Kersten, tagged as blog

I have been running WordPress for some time now, and I rather liked it. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that I had to use PHP and a lot of strange software that was almost impossible to keep up to date.

Before I started using WordPress I used NanoBlogger and I liked that because it generates static websites. And I am a big fan of that. But: NanoBlogger is very, very slow and I didn't like that, as you can imagine.

But I want my static pages back and I want to use my patched version of MarkDown and I want to create my posts with vim.

I also want to be able to change the blog system the way I want it to work and with Nanoblogger that is really out of the question. The source code of NB is (mildly said) a mess. If you change a little thing everything else breaks.

As you can see, I have a lot of wishes and no answers..... Until I ran into BlazeBlogger, which is lightning fast and generates static html. And the very nice thing is that the source code is in Perl and everyone with little knowledge of Perl can read and adapt it. And that is what I did, I changed some things to make it more the way I like it. And, as OpenSource should be, I mailed the changes to Jaromir.

So, what you see now is generated with BlazeBlogger and some extra stuff.

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