Blog migration

How to migrate from WordPress to Hugo (Steps)

Pre-requisities Access to WordPress dashboard. Basic understanding of using command line. Site generator (my choice Hugo). Theme for the static site (my choice PaperMod). CloudFlare account (Free hosting on CloudFlare Pages). 1. Export WordPress to XML The first step would be to generate an XML file which is basically in the format of WordPress eXtended RSS (WXR) and contains all the data (posts, pages, comments etc). To do this:...

February 12, 2022 · 3 min · Mr. Kamath
Blog migration

Migrated the blog from WordPress to Hugo

Background I started blogging somewhere around 2004 with the initial blog using Blogger (Google owned) which was good and did what was required. Then somewhere in 2005, a friend known through Linux User Groups (LUGs) offered to get me a custom domain and also host it. He had the infrastructure so it would not have been too much additional cost for it. This is how my first domain came into picture....

January 29, 2022 · 4 min · Mr. Kamath
Listening to poadcast on phone

Podcasts I listen to: True life stories and more

Though podcasts have been around for years, I took to listening to them regularly only at the start of the year when I was accumulating a lot of screen time be it on a mobile phone, laptop or a tablet. Podcasts presented itself as a good replacement to keep screens away for at least for some time each day. So which podcasts do I listen to? Here is a first part where I share some popular podcasts which touch upon true life stories, anonymous discussions, fiction and more....

October 24, 2017 · 3 min · Mr. Kamath

How to change the Firefox UI language

If you want to set the Firefox UI language (User Interface items like menus and settings area) to something other than English, here are two simple steps to get it done and enjoy Firefox in the language of your choice: Download the required language pack from Install the ‘Simple Locale Switcher’ addon from Open the addon and you can now find all the available languages listed in the list, select whichever you want....

September 22, 2016 · 1 min · Mr. Kamath

Facebook - How many likes can I get?

I first wrote about Facebook on Oct 2, 2006 in my blog post “ – a small take” and it has been about 9 years since, at that time Facebook was a small time player in the Indian social networking scene with about 2000 people covering the whole of India Network (yes!). It was also a time when Orkut was starting to shine in the Indian landscape and Facebook was not known to many....

October 12, 2015 · 4 min · Mr. Kamath