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The website migration of mikaelahonen.com has completed!
Here is the background why I migrated my Wordpress site to Hugo framework that generates static websites.

My website has been renewed!

The website migration of mikaelahonen.com has completed! Here is the background why I migrated my Wordpress site to Hugo framework that generates static websites.

I moved my website from Wordpress to Hugo on August 2022.
Now it is time to present some performance benchmarks between Wordpress and Hugo.

Hugo vs Wordpress - Performance, price and plugins

I moved my website from Wordpress to Hugo on August 2022. Now it is time to present some performance benchmarks between Wordpress and Hugo.

Hugo framework generates HTML files that load really fast. It does not have. As a drawback the developer needs to be more creative with some essential functionalities such as site search and sending contact forms.

Backend for Hugo website

Hugo framework generates HTML files that load really fast. It does not have. As a drawback the developer needs to be more creative with some essential functionalities such as site search and sending contact forms.

Text content of all my 300+ blog posts is less than 2 MB in size containing the metadata. An image taken with mobile phone can be 5 MB.

Image optimization in Hugo

Text content of all my 300+ blog posts is less than 2 MB in size containing the metadata. An image taken with mobile phone can be 5 MB.

Yoast SEO is addmitedly a nice plugin in Wordpress. I was thinking a lot how to replace it in Hugo. Quickly I learned that SEO is not magic.

Hugo SEO

Yoast SEO is addmitedly a nice plugin in Wordpress. I was thinking a lot how to replace it in Hugo. Quickly I learned that SEO is not magic.

Migrations are in most cases performed poorly. The reason is that companies treat their IT ecosystem as a commodity rather than asset.

Migration from Wordpress to Hugo

Migrations are in most cases performed poorly. The reason is that companies treat their IT ecosystem as a commodity rather than asset.

During my website migration it became evident that I would also need a new email service. Previously the email hosting was integrated in the CPanel of my web hotel.

EmailLabs - EU based service for 24 000 free transactional emails per month

During my website migration it became evident that I would also need a new email service. Previously the email hosting was integrated in the CPanel of my web hotel.

Setting up anayltics tracking for a web page is simple. Just copy couple of lines of code from the select analytics service and you are good to go.

Pirsch - Google Analytics alternative for static website

Setting up anayltics tracking for a web page is simple. Just copy couple of lines of code from the select analytics service and you are good to go.