I have been using Wordpress hosted on Hostgator for at least 6 years now.
When I first started blogging, it is a quick and convenient tool for me to get my website up quickly. Want a new website? Sure, within 15 minutes and a few clicks, a wordpress website is up.
That is the time when I am not coding much.
Heck, at that point of time, I think CSS and HTML is programming.
Last year, I start to delve more into proper programming, front-end.
When I first start to use GitHub, I only think it sounds really cool and geeky. I didn't understand why is it so useful to developers. Like, isn't it just a cloud-based platform for people to store code?
I am not impressed.
And what is all this pull, fetch, push, merge about? Why did the GUI tells me that I can't push the changes to other people code? What exactly is happening? I mean, what is this push for?
Great, another source of confusion in my already complicated learning journey. I don't even get why the element of getElementById can have so many more different functions than getElementsByClassName.
Completely lost and hopeless in this coding province.
A few days of pressing buttons, reading articles and testing all this different command on my Git Bash. I finally get it!
Repository and version control.
I crack the code.
GitHub is a repository for storing your coding files. And it offers version control, which means that if I screw up my code and I want to go back to a previous version of my file, I could just navigate around GitHub and retrieve it.
It's like a save in a game, in which, if you die, you can go back to your healthy state!
Just when I think I reach coding heaven, looking at my puny code on this developer hub, shareable and searchable, I found Jekyll.
You mean something can get more awesome than GitHub?
Did I mention free hosting on GitHub pages?
Blogging like a hacker?
Writing post not through a user interface but on a text editor?
Moving away from the overkilled content management system to a version controlled site pure static HTML files?
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Sign me up.
I migrated my blog from Wordpress to Jekyll and I love the transition thus far. It gets me excited that I have complete control over my code.
Yes, me. Control freak.
Jekyll has me addicted to blogging again. I love the way everything is structured with my own code. I love how sleek I could make my site look.
Truly, Jekyll makes blogging a true state of art.
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