Yesterday I blamed about the lack-of-feature in WordPress.com and said about the possibility of hosting my blog elsewhere. Quite luckily, today when I step upon someone else’s blog for something I notice there’s a 3rd option, which is to host a blog on Github. This interests me a lot.
After checking the intro on Github Pages, There’s quite some Pros to host a blog on Github:
- It’s free, even with custom host name.
- It uses git for version control (this could be huge advantage if one day I find some changes I made on a blog is a mistake).
- There are many free plugins repoed on Github already, with the edge-bleeding version!.
- It can be accessed anywhere, especially not blocked by China yet.
- No Ads!
Learning new tools is never a problem for me, at least mentally. But to decide whether to migrate my blog form wordpress.com to github still need some further study, especially:
- How many features does the blog tool for github hosting offers. So far I notice there’re Octopress and Jekyll. Need to check further for their limitation.
- Whether I can monitor the reader stats as easily as I have now in wordpress.com.
- Whether I can have the same plugins and features I have now in wordpress.com.
- How many themes and templates available to choose, or to make.
- How many time and effort do I need for the migration.
So later on when I have some free time, I will try to set up a test blog and will see how it goes.