I finally grew tired of having to maintain and costantly patch my Wordpress instance at my host server, and so I have completed the move to Octopress from Wordpress. Having my blog hosted by Github, right out of a git repo is a great convenience. A few changes to the DNS record and now royrusso.com points to the github pages repo. The only issues that are obvious, is that the migration of the Wordpress posts doesn’t pull in the images and galleries created in the old blog. Since this isn’t a picture-heavy blog, I chose to do without migrating them at all.
Note to MAC OS Mavericks users: When running any
rake command, I find it necessary on boot to initialize my terminal with the proper ruby version that octopress recommends:
rvm install 1.9.3 && rvm use 1.9.3
I’m sure there’s a way to have this automagically, but for now, this suffices.