Yesterday I updated this site from wordpress to Pelican static site generation. I made the change partly as a learning process and partly to move away from an unnecessarily heavy CMS hosting app. Was it a surprise to me that the migration made my site fast? No. Was it a surprise how much faster? Oh, yes. Look at that chart! Sub-100ms times. And on a tiny little server hosting several other sites. This screenshot of the chart that PageLoadStats created for me shows the performance stats in Milliseconds.
Besides the performance boost, I’ve gotten a chance to work with .htaccess rewrites and redirection, rsync for publishing, dealing a bit with Jinja templates, and I still need to finish up adapting the current them to handle small screens well.