I’ve been using Octopress for over year and I really enjoyed it. You have to love the command line, understand Git, and know your stuff when something breaks. Oh, and it will break. A lot. But when you fix it, you get that satisfaction that you’re a geek and you got it.
I was kind of done with the shit breaking. (That and I got a job with Automattic)
So now I’m back to WordPress. Luckily I had kept my WordPress site around that I migrated from to Octopress. I found that Octopress, because it was a simple type and post software, made me blog a lot less. A LOT less. That benefited me because I was able to copy and paste the 12 or so blogs I made into WordPress. I made sure the titles were the same, the date published matched, and I copied the tags. I had to install a GitHub Gist plugin because I used a lot of Gists in my posts now. I also had to manually upload images from my posts into the blog.
I had to modify the default permalink setup to match Octopress’ way of doing things to keep search engines from breaking. Then I installed the official Disqus plugin and synced in all of my blog comments into WordPress and then shut off Disqus.
Custom permalink: /blog/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/
I’m really happy to be back. Ping me if you have questions about how I did the migration!
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