Greg in 2015

Migrating Gregology to Jekyll on Github Pages

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Gregology.net was launched the same year as Facebook. In the last 11 years, both sites have risen in popularity. In some ways, Facebook has seen more success than Gregology. Even though Facebook never gained the top spot on Google for “penis euphemism” searches, it gained popularity for archiving Reddit posts. At the time of writing this, Facebook actually has more page hits per day than Gregology.

Today Gregology migrated from Wordpress to Jekyll hosted on Github Pages. In a similar way to the original version of Gregology, Jekyll generates static html files. The new site uses disqus for comments, youtube for videos, and flickr for image galleries.

The new design is minimalist and designed to be both responsive and touch friendly. Let me know what you think.

Gregology.net 2004 version
Initially static html files.

Gregology.net 2005 version
Static php files with centrally included header and footer. Using text pattern for separate blog.

Gregology.net 2010 version
Custom content management built with PHP and MySQL. Blog hosted on Textpattern.

Gregology.net 2011 version
Migrated to Wordpress using embedded php for anything fancy.

Gregology.net 2012 version
Theme change

Gregology.net 2015 version
Current iteration just prior to the latest migration, including live cat chat.

jekyll, blog migration
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