Octopress

Out with the Old

Growing tired of having to stay on my toes to update, secure, and monitor my Wordpress installations, I figured it was time to move to a different CMS. After several false starts with some rather obnoxious blogging tools, I settled onto octopress.

The big selling feature came in terms of security, in that octopress locally generates static content, which you can then deploy as needed to web servers by several means (scp, rsync, github pages, etc).

Other features that I found to be worthy of mention:

  • markdown language is simple, and simple is good
  • very small file footprint, and no moving parts
  • zero dependancies on web server (other than the web server)
  • using exitwp to migrate from WP to octopress