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It’s 10:30 in the morning and the air temperature has just risen to freezing, from a low of -3.7C at dawn. That’s unusually cold for our location, but it’s not even the lowest temperature this winter (that was -4.7C on 8th February). We saw snow falling several times yesterday, but there is nothing on the ground and the sun is shining right now. Despite this, the media is full of stories about “The Beast from the East”.
Having decided to move from Wordpress to a static site, I had to find a generator. I don’t know enough, and have not explored enough, to have an informed opinion, but I will write about my particular experiences and try to explain why I am choosing to use Hugo
What a Static Site Generator Does In theory it’s simple. The generator works through a series of folders on my local machine and parses the files it finds into a different series of folders and files that make a web site.
Wordpress I have used Wordpress for many years. If you don’t know, it’s a popular system (a content management system or cms) that lives on a web server and makes publishing a web site (especially a blog) much easier. There’s a “back end” you can log into, which shows you pages that allow you to set up the site and its appearance and which let you create content. It’s a bit like using a word processor until you hit the “publish” key.
It’s time for a new beginning, at least for this blog.
We made a major move in August, from Surrey to the New Forest. Without rehearsing the details, it took nine months of toil and pain to finally sell the house, complete the purchase and move. That included a three-week period where we lived in the old house but with almost everything in packing boxes, after a plan to move earlier had gone wrong at the very last moment.