Wordpress vs Jekyll

Although my institution allows me to create a website on Wordpress and host it on the university’s server free of charge, I chose to build it using Jekyll instead. Why? Because steep learning curves are so much more fun! Regardless, it’s quite rewarding to write your own code and navigate the world of gems. The convenience of Wordpress is definitely more appealing, but there’s less of a creative feel to it. The other reason that might be a deciding factor for most people is the free hosting on Github. I also love the minimalist look of the website, courtesy of the fantastic theme I’m using.

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