ryanrudolf's digital playground

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Nov 22, 2017 - 2 minute read - Comments - uncategorized

First Post!

Mandatory first post! After so many trial and errors, finally I got a working skeleton for my site. Still a long way to go and still a lot to learn. I’m doing this without prior HTML experience, just reading along the documentation of Hugo and Markdown.

Initially I opted to use WordPress, again. I had a WordPress server way back when I’m still in the Philippines but gave up on it because it was slow. Since I had a short stint on WordPress, I decided to give it a try again. I had all the requirements for WordPress on my homeserver and able to install it without major issues.

I played around with WordPress for several hours. Choosing different themes and publishing different pages, but still I noticed that it is slow. Doing further research for alternatives, I settled for Hugo - a static website generator.

With Hugo, there is no need for sql server and PHP. That removes load from my homeserver and potentially any security risks involved with sql and PHP. I only need a webserver, I can use either Apache or the built-in webserver of Hugo.

I also don’t use a fancy editor. I just use vi and edit the Markdown files directly from the commandline, like this - vi commandline

In theory this should let me be more familiar with vi keyboard shortcuts. Any Linux user should be familiar with vi and the commandline at some point in my opinion. Once Linux breaks down and wont boot, it’s only commandline and editing files via vi that could help, no GUI like Windows!

So there you go, a static website generated by Hugo! I really enjoyed getting at to this point, learned lots of new things and still a long way to go!

WordPress Installation Guide on CentOS 7 64bit

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