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    Notice: This is a discussion thread for comments about the SitePoint article, Jekyll: Sites Made Simple.
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    I think Jekyll look really interesting. As well as making sites, I think it'd be great for things like documentation.

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    Pascal, nice to see you on SP! Excellent article, my friend.

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    Inspired by Jekyll we are building a python alternative here: ringce.com/hyde

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    The product name is soooo cool!

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    And this is simpler than WordPress how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elivate View Post
    And this is simpler than WordPress how?
    Because all that exists on your server is a bunch of HTML files: no database, includes etc.

    Besides, the markdown and liquid don't look particularly complicated. It looks like if you can get your head around WP templates and template tags you can get your head around this.

    A really good article, by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonpaternoster View Post
    Because all that exists on your server is a bunch of HTML files: no database, includes etc.

    Besides, the markdown and liquid don't look particularly complicated. It looks like if you can get your head around WP templates and template tags you can get your head around this.

    A really good article, by the way.

    It means this is simpler than WordPress?

    Good article!

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    I don't think a straight comparison with Wordpress is useful. The two work differently and perform different jobs.

    My reading of the article is that if you want to generate content from a single source, using a simple markup language, and are reasonalby technically savvy, then Jekyll is more likely to fit the bill. Especially when you want to generate the code locally and then post it up to a public site. Also if you want to make the public site truely static, then Jekyll is the solution.

    If you need universal access from any or many locations by one or more users who may not be technically minded, then Wordpress is the better solution.

    I think Jekyll looks really good. Definitely another useful addition to the web toolbox. But just as I didn't chuck out all my screwdrivers when I bought my first chisel, I won't be migrating my WordPress sites to Jekyll now that I've found it. However, there are a couple of fairly static sites that I have that could be much more easily managed via Jekyll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikykuang View Post
    It means this is simpler than WordPress?

    Good article!
    Reggie's right, perhaps the comparison isn't particularly helpful.

    Still...

    From a development POV there's not much difference: If you develop a WP theme you'll need to install some form of AMP and set-up a db, which you don't with Jekyll. You'll also need to learn the various functions, the loop concept, functions.php etc., In comparison, Liquid doesn't look particularly complicated.

    Of course, you lose comments (which you could offload to Disqus or Intense Debate) and plugins...

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    Thanks for the article, i might give this a go on one of my new sites.


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