Choosing Jekyll over WordPress


###Choosing Jekyll Over WordPress

I use Wordpress all the time and its brilliant for what it offers and what its capable of. Over the last couple of years with my personal site I have gone though at least 5+ re-installations and many more redesigns. Must of these were unnecessary but the designer in me wanted to keep changing stuff over and over again.

This is why I chose Jekyll.

Before, I could not do anything with Front End tools but now I have got much further where I can move on to the next level. Plus Pixyll theme is beautiful.

Over 8 hours, I have this site with content up and running. It took a while for me to get to grips with different things like getting it to build without errors! I do find that a lot of these frameworks don’t help the newbies. I still have yet to get the new Foundation 6 to build. Will assign a free day to get that working!

I’m enjoying using Jekyll so far and using Markdown makes a huge change from HTML and the WordPress visual editor. Markdown Pad 2 is worth the money for Pro.

Using frontend build tools is useful and i’m looking forward to looking into more of it. Gulp, Bower and others.

Thanks for reading this far,

DanB

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