Migrating thecloudxpert.net to Hugo and AWS!

Hugo AWS

Published on 14 October 2019 by Christopher Lewis. Words: 369. Reading Time: 2 mins.

Goodbye Wordpress and Hello! Hugo

I have been using WordPress ever since I started my blog in 2016 and whilst it was a great platform to start blogging with, after 3 years I wanted something more from my blog.

Reasons for Change

My reasons for changing my blog was:

  • Speed - The blog was incredibly slow to load and was not giving the sort of performance I wanted.
  • Offline Blogging - I always found WordPress easy to use but I disliked the new interface and found it difficult to be able to write blogs offline.
  • Cost - I was using a WordPress hosting company and that was costing me a reasonable amount of money. I’m hoping Hugo and AWS will reduce my annual bill!
  • Learning Opportunity - Changing my blog to be written in Hugo and markdown gives me a reason to go back to my university roots where I was writing a web pages in HTML but also learn a new platform like Hugo!
  • Learning Git - Having written the blog in Hugo and markdown, I’m storing my work in Github and this is giving me a real reason to get to know how to use Git!

What is next?

I am still ironing out a few kinks in the blog. I have a list of things I still need to sort out and this will take some time but I’m working on it! These items includes:

  1. Better Pagination.
  2. Making the site mobile device friendly.
  3. Better blog release process - I may have to reach out to Cody De Arkland for some advice on this!
  4. Adding a Blog Search facility.
  5. Consolidate Blogging Categories!


When inspired to do something by the contributions of other #vCommunity members, I always feel it is worth acknowledging it. Thanks again guys!

What do you think?

Please reach out to me via twitter to let me know what you think of the new look!

Published on 14 October 2019 by Christopher Lewis. Words: 369. Reading Time: 2 mins.