From WordPress to Eleventy
After about a decade of using WordPress, I've moved my website from WordPress to Eleventy. Eleventy (11ty) is a Static Site Generator (SSG) and comes with all the advantages of SSGs including security and speed.
I'm using a template called Hylia which comes preconfigured for most things allowing me to tinker with it as I learn more about 11ty and SSGs.
I have also changed the hosting from a selfhosted plan to Netlify. Netlify has a free plan that more than suffices for a site such as this. Additionally Netlify allows easy updates to the site via Github.
In moving from WordPress to 11ty, I was helped by these excellent blogposts:
- 12 Things I Learned After Converting WordPress Sites to Eleventy
- Migrating from WordPress to Eleventy
- Taking WordPress to Eleventy
- The Practicalities of Migrating from WordPress to Eleventy
- Phil Hawkworx's blog
I'm still cleaning up/making edits to the site as I become more familiar with the tools so some things (esp links) may not work.