After ten years using the Textpattern CMS, I decided to move my venerable website to another system. There is nothing wrong with Textpattern, in fact I still prefer it to Wordpress, but I got tired of the complicated backup system (mySQL database) and the lack of version control. Also, I still feel the nerd's urge for new software.

I found that the latest trend is flat-file CMS, did a quick review and settled on GRAV. It took only a few minutes to get it up and running on my iMac, and a few hours to migrate all articles and images. It looks very powerful, extensible, and actively maintained. Also, I can version control it easily with Perforce.

Next actions:

  • add features, (picture gallery, javascript)
  • improve the appearance,
  • write more posts...

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