Switching to Octopress

I have switched this blog from Wordpress to Octopress. Not that I am a frequent blogger with the need for better tool. I was just attracted by few of its ideas:

  • static site hosted on GitHub
  • I can write posts in Markdown
  • posts are stored in files without any database and magic metadata all around
  • and I like the default theme very much, too ;-)

I wanted to keep existing permalinks from old blog working. That was easier than I thought, because I had Wordpress configured with same style as the default Octopress links. But I am pretty sure it is configurable in Octopress anyway.

With some manual editing and some GitHub fighting I made it working quite quickly and I hope it will help me to write more frequently.