I have been happy having my blog hosted in Jekyll and built as a static site with Netlify. There is a wonderful calm to knowing you just have a bunch of HTML pages. It’s light and airy. But, and this is a big one, I’ve found authoring to be simply too hard. Writing using a source code workflow adds too much friction.
Tonight I’m trying out Forestry.io and I’m very
impressed. 👍 There are a number of content management tools for static
sites, but I’ve found most of them fail immediately since I have more
than 1,700 blog posts and I put them in
folders inside of
_posts and that simple part
causes most of them to fail. Similar issues exist with where you host
images. I was very happy to see that Forestry.io worked right out of the
box with that. It even built nice front matter templates based on the
content it found inside of my site!
I’m putting this post together to share how impressed I am, and also as a test of the posting interface. If you are using Jekyll or Hugo I would highly recommend you look at Forestry.io!