Migrating Monkey Hill, LLC from WordPress to a Static Site

It's a project that I have procrastinated on for some time.

It's a project that I have procrastinated on for some time. I created the website for my consulting business and hosted it on WordPress because that's what I know. WordPress is inside my comfort zone.

However, the website serves mostly static content. There are a few blog posts, but I rarely post to the blog. The site is a few static pages plus those blog posts, no comments except via Webmentions. Moving to a static site would require fewer resources on the server, improve web site performance and require less maintenance effort from me.

I may even be able to save money. Currently, this website is hosted on a Digital Ocean VPS for about $5/month. I could move the static content to the same host as my Island in the Net website under the same web server instance. I think the performance impact on Island in the Net would be minimal.

The important question right now is whether to export the current content to static HTML and leave that way or export to Markdown and use a static site generator? The advantage of the former is that I can export the website as it and tweak the HTML as needed. The disadvantage is that I am not good at theming, and changing the look of the website would be challenging.

The advantage of a static site generator is that I know how to edit Markdown and changing the look of the website would be easier; I'd change the theming files.

Author:Khürt Williams

A human who works in information security and enjoys photography, Formula 1 and craft ale.