Switching from Pelican to Ghost

If you haven't noticed, I have changed my website again. This time, I'm using the popular Node.js blogging platform Ghost.

Installing Ghost on FreeBSD did take some effort, primarily because npm didn't detect sqlite3 on my system unless I ran:

npm install sqlite3 --sqlite=/usr/local

To install Node's SQLite module, and that is after I installed gcc on FreeBSD (although it may work without GCC).

But it was completely worth it.

After using Pelican for a year, I figured out that these 'static site generators' just weren't for me. Not to offend people who actually like them, but I wanted something more than just a site generator, but not something that's too bloated unlike WordPress.

Well, meet Ghost: it's simple, modern, and fast. It's not too bare, but not too bloated either. I think Ghost is the best CMS I have ever used (unless I find something better). I can't tell you how good it is (although this is just my opinion).

And that's it for today.

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