In this post I explain how I converted three sites from PHP/MySQL into statically served sites. Each of these sites was converted using a different approach.
Intro I recently got interested in statically generated sites after hearing about Hugo. I started with moving this blog over from WordPress. Once I got that done and felt more comfortable with the idea, I decided two more of my sites would also be better run statically.
Welcome to my redesigned blog! I started this site a few years ago using WordPress. It was the natural choice since I worked for a company built around that ecosystem.
A few weeks ago I decided to move my site away from WordPress. This new site is built using Hugo, which is a big change from WordPress.
Hugo vs WordPress Hugo is a static site generator (SSG). Similar to WordPress, you have a theme that defines the overall look of your site and content that gets embedded in that layout.