I've decided to try a static site generator, and I really thought this would be easier. It's not that it's very difficult technically, there's just so much to read.
All I want is:
- to write in markdown
- to have a feed
- to have a really simple design
- and code block are a plus
First I tried Jekyll, but decided I wanted somthing Python based. So far I've tried:
- Pelican (very large, but great setup)
- Hyde (smaller, not as much assistance)
- Blogofile (very nimble, not much help)
Understanding the themes for Pelican was a hassle. With the automatic guide for setting up publishing over ssh, I was almost sold. The automatic reloading when there's a change was great as well.
If it hadn't been for the themes. Wordpress was simpler than this!
Then I tried Hyde, but I couldn't get it to work properly when I cut the excerpts from the demo post.
In a reddit thread someone recommended Blogofile. It was by far the simplest, and also where I got closest to my simplistic ideal.