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Migrating to Ikiwiki

My old website consisted of static HTML files. It would have been easy to migrate that content to a new host -- just unzip the archive and let it be. The old content was ugly and non-standards-compliant, but even modern browsers display the content just fine. So why switch to a "real" CMS?

At the same time, I wanted to keep things easy and simple:

There are a paralyzing number of blog and wiki options available. So why choose Ikiwiki? A number of features stood out:

Overall my experience has been good enough that I am sticking with Ikiwiki for a while. Of course, there have been snags and annoyances, so I will express my gratitude for Ikiwiki by whining about its faults here.

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