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A New Theme

Sunday 20 January 2019
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As you might notice, this web site has a new theme, even if it is similar to the one it had before. Why? I hit a problem with the first post of 2019. The post would not appear when I built the site. I looked at it but could not see anything wrong. I tried changing the year in the post back to 2018 and it appeared. I assumed that there was something wrong in the template code running the site which meant it would only work up to the end of 2018.

Finding a Static Home

Tuesday 23 January 2018
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Having decided to move from Wordpress to a static site, I had to find a generator. I don’t know enough, and have not explored enough, to have an informed opinion, but I will write about my particular experiences and try to explain why I am choosing to use Hugo What a Static Site Generator Does In theory it’s simple. The generator works through a series of folders on my local machine and parses the files it finds into a different series of folders and files that make a web site.

A New Blog

Friday 19 January 2018
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Wordpress I have used Wordpress for many years. If you don’t know, it’s a popular system (a content management system or cms) that lives on a web server and makes publishing a web site (especially a blog) much easier. There’s a “back end” you can log into, which shows you pages that allow you to set up the site and its appearance and which let you create content. It’s a bit like using a word processor until you hit the “publish” key.