While amending my website for GDPR compliance, I noticed how dated it really is. Thus in the background I am working on a new solution.
The Status-Que: Dated and Rotten
My current website is based on WordPress and while the software itself has a great update system and thus the software is up-to-date, my template is not. This template is based on some ancient WordPress version and as I had it highly customized, most current plugins wont work anymore, e.g. the Cookie-banner (but as I removed all Cookies, this is not a real problem).
Worse is that modern code highlighting plugins don’t work, the CSS simply screws up. Layout is a big problem anyway, as the site is not very responsive, thus not mobile friendly. Also the layout of articles is really bad, e.g. the interleaf lead is often completely off or code lines are getting too long.
Furthermore, since my GDPR related changes, in some parts the layout broke completely and I had to turn off some side banners. Also the navigation broke and to be honest, I just don’t want to maintain this old crap anymore.
And last but not least, I don’t like writing articles in HTML anymore. AsciiDoc would be so much nicer.
What’s Growing in the Background
Therefore I am about to give up on WordPress and already working on a new implementation, based on JBake with AsciiDoc and Thymeleaf templates and rather write less articles for a while to get some more time for the new implementation.