I recently wrote about my blog’s old infrastructure and mentioned that I was about to change this. This blog is about my blog’s new/current(?) infrastructure.
Reasons I switched my blog infrastructure:
- It was getting hard to add posts on a weekly basis as the process involved committing a markdown file to GitHub each time and waiting for a build. That in itself wasn’t annoying! What was annoying was the lack of spell check. Since I was committing files directly using the GitHub web UI I didn’t have spell check available to me! I apologize for any past spelling mistakes 🤦🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️
- My team has switched its focus to prioritize the AMP integration in CMSes over frameworks. I wanted to make sure I was dogfooding this experience as well so that I could have more valuable feedback.
- I am using WordPress.com for my blog. Should I have used the Open Source version? Yes.
- I have the Twenty Twenty-One theme installed.
- Plugins installed:
- AMP Plugin for WordPress – to publish AMP pages
- Markdown importer – to import all my old Markdown posts
- My domain is hosted on Google Domains!
Stay tuned for a rant about the process of converting a blog from Next.JS to WordPress! 😛