I finally bit the bullet and decided to get rid of wordpress, after 16 years. There’s no benefit for my personal blog to be running a dynamic platform, I don’t have any users, or dynamic content, and comments which might be the main attraction are not something I really use.
I still need to figure out how to replace the dynamic contact form, though.
To achieve this, I initially tried to follow the Hugo tutorial, but it really only described a very incomplete set of basics. I had more luck with this other tutorial, and the theme they recommend actually has some interesting sample posts that describe how to create a hugo theme.
I also looked at this to figure out some intricacies of markdown image rendering.
I’ll continue migrating content to the new site, and running both in parallel until ready to switch.