WordPress and Drupal migrated to Octopress

Why Octopress? Well I’m spending an awful lot of time chasing updates for my Wordpress and Drupal instances. Octopress, seems to be a saner choice for my simple blogging needs.

My blog source living in git is much more to my personal liking than faffing about in a webUI. See the section Host Your Own Remote Repository on the linked page.

The article Kommandozeilenblogger in c’t 92013 on page 158 got me looking at Octopress.

All the posts in my WordPress and Drupal blogs have been migrated.

Why the move?

Let’s be honest, what I did with Drupal was akin to taking a racing bike to ride 20feet or a moving truck to buy a single case of beer at the supermarket ;-)

The stuff I get via yum-cron updated flawlessly for Drupal (WordPress failed once) but I sometimes grabbed stuff from updates-testing, when the fix was urgent, and there was often a non packaged plug-in or themes, on either blog instance, that needed updating manually.

I’ll leave the two old blogs active for a while, but evenually I will shut down php and their database access.

And let’s not forget the joy of having my blog data under git with a remote master branch that goes daily to tape.