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Martins Irbe


I'm a software engineer based in London.
I ❤️ coding, photography, games and solving puzzles.


Goodbye WordPress and welcome Jekyll! 🎉

As a WordPress user, I found myself thinking about some alternatives, not because I wouldn’t like Wordpress, but because of how much resources it demands, especially for a simple personal website, which easily could be few basic static HTML pages. Therefore, I decided to push myself outside my comfort zone to see what else is out there. And then, I stumbled across Jekyll, a static website generator. After some experimentation, it just felt wrong not to use it. One of the main reasons why I decided to migrate over Jekyll was that I wouldn’t need to host PostgreSQL db and Wordpress, instead of that I could use the precious server resources in more efficient ways, for example running my Pixelator Twitter bot.

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