My new Hexo blog – with all WordPress posts – is hosted on GitHub! And it is available on my own domain!
I am with WordPress for a long time. My “Hello World” with WordPress was in September 2007. Wow – almost 10 years!
First tries – Octopres:
I started thinking about moving to static site in 2013, when seeing Octopress. I made few tries to use it… but left it.
I thought I will have the time to go in depth into it and into Ruby. But… of course I didn’t have the time.
I wanted something that will easily work both on Windows (which I have at work) and on Linux – that I have at home. Installing Ruby at work just for this – was a little “too much”.
Hexo – the choice for now!
Now I discovered Hexo – the Node.JS based static site generator.
I did try to install Harp. This is following the book “Working with Static Sites” by
Raymond Camden, Brian Rinaldi (O’Reilly, 2016). (Link: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920051879.do)
I didn’t succeed to install.
So I try Hexo.
And for now – I am with it!
It looked more popular when looking on StaticGen.com site.
Well – I did have to get Node.JS and GIT for windows – at work. But Installation and configuration are really easy. And… my main success – I managed to easily get it to work and deploy to my GitHub repository!
Now I have it on http://orenm.biz
I will include this post. Yes… I am still writing it as a WordPress post. But I will import to Hexo, re generate and deploy again to my GitHub repository.