09 Apr, 2016
My main reasons for moving from Wordpress to Pelican are:
- Smaller attack surface.
- I did not use one tenth of the features of Wordpress.
- Written in Python, which I vastly prefer hacking on compared to PHP.
- Easier to write and prepare blog posts in my editor of choice.
- Integrates very well with git.
Migration was a breeze, most of the functionality I used from Wordpress are present via plugins. The only thing missing are comments, but that's not something I particularly miss. It is possible to integrate a comment system like Disqus with Pelican, or even use a clever system that converts emails to blog comments.
I have already written a small (crappy) plugin for Pelican that grabs RSS feeds for publishing on the index page.