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Migrating to WordPress


After messing around for the better part of a week with custom builds of Netlify CMS and varying levels of complexity, I bit the bullet and just migrated my blog to Wordpress. My original intention was for it to be quick and easy, to give me way more control over posting and make things easier.

That’s rarely the case, and I ran into a few issues with clashing plugins, and of course I had to migrate my theme to make it work with Wordpress. But hopefully now I won’t have as many issues.

I’ve been meaning to re-learn how Wordpress works anyway, so this was as good of a time as any. And it means I get to put together a nice little utility plugin that makes my life easier. Here are the plugins I’m using:

I’d also like to find a way to serve WebP images instead of jpegs where possible - Jetpack can do this via its CDN, but it doesn’t play nicely with Perfect Images, so I might have to wrangle something myself.

About the author

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I'm Lewis Dale, a software engineer and web developer based in the UK. I write about writing software, silly projects, and cycling. A lot of cycling. Too much, maybe.