Restarting on WordPress

Last week I hit my first anniversary working for MariaDB. I’ve been looking back and recently realised one of the things I have been neglecting is my blog.

As an experiment my previous blog ran using Pelican blog system. I really liked using this because I have a lot of experience writing documentation in reStructuredText format using Sphinx. Pelican allows you to blog using the reStructuredText format to generate a static HTML site.

The downside of Pelican along with similar tools for generating blog content is they are a pain to edit on a mobile device and can take a lot of time to manage. This is one of the reasons I have been neglecting my blog, it has been too much work to manage and I have little time beyond work and personal life to manage it.

So, I have moved over to WordPress hosted on, I can leave backend management to them and I’m able to edit the content easily on any device that I need to.

I look forward to hopefully writing some interesting content in the future.


Image credit: American White Pelican by Manjith Kainickara, used under a Creative Commons license


  1. My dream come true: Hugo, Netlify, and — it’s how I manage my blog. The result is a fast, secure, static site that’s even easier to manage than a WordPress site. Now, about finding time to write…


  2. Are you talking about self-hosted WordPress? or the hosted WordPress solution from (obviously under a custom domain)? You’re not really clear on that point.

    Whatever solution you went for, I hope you’ll stay motivated. I left static-site generation behind over similar concerns. (Plus, it’s hard to manage scheduled publishing without a dynamic backend.)

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    • Hi Daniel,

      Good point. I am using with a custom domain. I want to manage as little as possible (especially the updates).

      I will update the blog post shortly to clarify.


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