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Goodbye WordPress, Hello Hugo!

Long story short: I’ve been working intensely on my website for about a month. After a couple of years of thinking about moving away from Wordpress, I finally did it! I’m so excited and so happy to be up and running on a brand new platform. Hello Hugo! 🤓

Person standing next to a computer displaying Cathrine Wilhelmsen’s logo next to the Hugo logo.

What’s new!?

For you, very little has changed. You may notice a few things, like:

  • New dark theme available! (Click the button in the menu to switch between themes 👆🏻)
  • Improved performance, especially on mobile devices
  • Comments are gone

For me, everything has changed:

  • Saved money by eliminating expensive web hosting
  • Complete control of all functionality and code
  • Access to local development environment
  • New workflow using Hugo, GitHub and Netlify

This has been a massive project for me. I’ve worked day and night for weeks, I’ve learned new concepts and technologies and coding languages, and I’ve loved every minute of it 🤓

Takeoff! Launching cathrinewilhelmsen.net

Large pink fireworks exploding.

Today, I will be marking my calendar with a bright color. (Probably pink.) I’m taking a plunge into the world known as “The Internet” and launching cathrinewilhelmsen.net! It’s quite exciting to have my own little place online 🤓

I have a few reasons for launching cathrinewilhelmsen.net. The first reason is entirely selfish: I want to tell everyone hi, hello, my name is Cathrine, this is who I am and this is what I like to do. The second reason is because I want a place where I can learn and experiment with web design and web development. And the third reason is that I want to keep a tiny library of useful links and code snippets and tips and tricks.

I have no idea yet what this website will grow into, but I’m excited! Welcome to cathrinewilhelmsen.net, I’m happy to have you here 🥳