I’ve started this blog five years ago using wordpress. But I admit that it was quite painful to write the articles about R in wordpress.

I had to write the R-code in RStudio, copy it to wordpress. Then I had to run the code and copy the output to wordpress, too.

Any time I want to make changes to the code this procedure gets quite tedious. I’ve also tried to do some steps at medium. But the steps for publishing were the same.

So I was pleased when I stumbled across blogdown. Using blogdown I can write my R code and the article in one step.

Choosing a Theme

First I’ve chosen a theme from the Hugo-themes site.

There are lots of themes available. I chose one and decided against modifying at large. I want to focus on my content first.

But when I was playing with some articles I got aware of the poor syntax highlighting which I fixed after some searching.

Transferring from Wordpress to Blogdown

There is a tool to convert a wordpress-blog to blogdown. But I decided to move the content manually. That was quite simple and I could learn to work with blogdown.

Deploying via Github at Netlify

The last step was the deployment process. That’s really simple using Netlify.

Update: Self-hosted since 2020-07-22

Because of the latest decision of the European Court of Justice regarding the Privacy Shield I moved this blog to a local German hoster. I’ve also removed the code for Google Analytics.