So, I’ve decided to migrate my Tai Chi site at dankleiman.com from Wordpress to a new static site using Jekyll.
Since I haven’t posted there in almost two years, but I get a steady stream of new subscribers who want to learn about Tai Chi, qigong, and meditation, I thought it would be good to give the 300+ pages and posts a more evergreen feel.
The switch from Wordpress to Jekyll is exciting for me because:
- I get to learn a new framework that’s in line with tools I use every day, like Ruby and git.
- I can deliver existing content to new users quickly and easily with plain html.
- The content on the site deserves a fresh coat of paint and likely some re-writing.
As I begin to play with the different components for the migration from Wordpress to Jekyll, it seems like the project will break down into the following areas:
- Migrating Posts and Pages
- Migrating Assets
- Grooming/Revisiting Existing Content
- Site Look and Feel
- Handling Form Submission
- DNS and Redirection
I plan to write about each of these areas and link to each topic as I publish more about the different decisions and steps that go into each part of the migration process.