Say ‘Hi!’ to the New Blog!

I experimented with many different blogging software. I think I’ve tried the whole spectrum from the static generated pages like Jekyll, Hugo, I played for a while with Wegtail and couple of other similar solutions.

After a while obviously I landed on self hosted WordPress. And because apparently self hosted wordpress did not inflict enough pain, I ventured to build my own, custom WordPress theme!

Long story short – I finally decided for the most obvious choice – hosted WordPress. Basically I created an account with WordPress.com today, bought premium tier, imported my self hosted instance data and here we are!

Papermerge.blog

The new url for the blog is https://papermerge.blog. Because cool URIs never change, the www.papermerge.com/blog URL will stay there and it will remain as valid URI, however it will redirect you to the new papermerge.blog.

Let me show you what I mean:

By the way, redirect works just perfectly if you append a slash at the end:

If you are a non-technical type of person, the trailing slash might not look a big deal, however to make redirect work with and without trailing slash you need to have some fun with regular expressions.

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