You really spent $30 a month on Wordpress plugins? wew
No. I spent 30/m on the entire site - hosting, CDN and a couple of plugins.
I feel like you spend an excessive amount of time on your website and the things that surround it. Not faulting you for it—just making an observation.
Also £30 p/m for a website? That’s a lot of money.
Agreed on both counts. That was the rationale for the change.
I’m curious about the transition. How did you migrate all the WordPress blogs and pages? I’m interested in moving my WordPress monster and had thought about Jekyll in the past.. very interested in your experience there.
I used a script to export every post and all images to markdown. Then it was just a case of adding frontmatter to the posts. Pages I just did manually.
Not the author, but there are plugins for exporting from WP to Jekyll, like this one.