I realized while working on the first course that the Wordpress site that I was using, while having tons of options available, was still a generally gross platform to work with lol, especially for the integrations like Patreon and GitHub that I want to do. So I'm doing what I should have done a long time ago and building the blog from scratch in CodeIgniter. And I want to take you along for the ride.

I just got started on it last night and the header image shows the current state. Once I get a little farther along I'll drop a video showing how I'm approaching it and the tools I'm using.

Quick spoiler: the tools I'm using are:

  • CodeIgniter 4 (obviously)

  • Bonfire (of course)

  • Tailwind CSS

  • Parcel/PostCSS for CSS/JS pre-processing

  • PHP League's CommonMark package for post processing. That could lead to fun importing existing blog posts from both Patreon and Wordpress but we'll tackle that one as we get there.

  • HTMX

  • Probably some AlpineJS

The vlog posts will be Patreon supporters only so make sure to join in if you haven't already!