Why I'm Leaving WordPress for Ghost

Wordpress is so awesome. It has tons of resources and contributors from its very large community. From themes to plug-ins, free and paid, you will have no problems finding what you need.

Its Success becomes its Downfall

Wordpress has grown into something else. It has evolved from a blogging platform, into a CMS, and then into whatever it is now. People are doing all kinds of stuff with it. That kind of success attracts malicious folks. If you host your own wordpress site, you better be updating it once every path comes up.

Fortunately for me I didn't host my own so I dont have to deal with security and upgrades. My previous blog was in jfaquinojr.wordpress.com.

I Just Want to Write my Blog

I don't need all that cruft. I just want to write whats in my mind and be done with it.

Wordpress is like a Swiss Army Knife with all the knives out.

Enter Ghost

Initially I wanted to move to a static site generator such as Jekyll or some other shit. But I wanted to try Ghost as well so here we are. And so far, everything is peachy.

Ghost is a blogging platform period. Its dedicated to doing one thing: Publishing.

I'm not completely ignoring Jekyll. If I find benefits to moving to Jekyll or similar over Ghost, maybe I will.

Amazon AWS

I am hosting my new Ghost blog on Amazon AWS. I find it much cheaper than hosting on Azure. Even with my free 100 USD Azure credits that comes along with the company MSDN subscription, I still decided to host on Amazon but that's another story for some other time. But that might change in the future.

Probably more useful to me than to you but IDC.


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