Automate hugo

TL;DR Mid 2018 I switched my blog from Wordpress to Hugo. Main reason was performance and that I can use Asciidoctor to write the posts. What happened the last 18 months? I stayed with the theme I selected 2018, but I tweaked it a little bit. So I added lunr to implement searching, changed all scripts and fonts from CDN to local (privacy and tracking), updated Bootstrap 3 to 4. Working with Bootstrap was quite fun, I haven’t done a lot of HTML or CSS the last years, but the grid and css classes from Bootstrap are working without checking each change on all browsers and are responsive.

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New Blog Engine

I switched my blog to Hugo the last days. After nearly 12 years with WordPress, I needed something new. Why did I drop WordPress, one of the most used blog engines in the world? Most used means always most interesting for bad guys. Dynamic pages are slower and can contain more vulnerabilities than static pages (which Hugo generates). Hugo supports git, so I have version control in my posts and design. I can start a small web server locally and test the posts: hugo server -D and the most convenient thing: I can use VIM for editing. VIM is THE editor for me, I tried using it with vim-anywhere with my browsers, but it’s still not the same.