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Importing Drupal blogs to Jekyll

I had about 5 Drupal blogs that I wanted to export to Jekyll. Most of them were a mix of blog and HTML website, although the biggest one also used Drupal to generate some info pages, like the About page. They ranged from 1-200 posts. Of course, the biggest blog had comments. Obviously, I started with the smallest blogs and worked my way up.

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Out with Drupal, in with Jekyll

So, after getting my second Drupal critical attack warning in 5 years (or so), I thought: enough’s enough. This CMS stuff is too big a hacker target and too fragile. Time to replace Drupal with something like Blosxom or something else lightweight and small. A little bit of research showed that the new thing was static site generators, where a suite of tools help you generate your site (and help manage the blogginess) on your development platform (aka. home computer) then push the changes out to the web server, all as static pages. The fact that all the points on this devil’s advocate list of why not use a static site generator all sounded good to me meant I was on the right track.

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