I’ve been wanting to move away from WordPress for this blog for some time now. While these days I’ve spent most of my time programming in Python it makes sense to create a website blog in PHP. Since whether you like it or not it is the dominant language for web hosting platforms. This will provide flexibility where hosting is concerned.
As far as frameworks are concerned I decided upon Laravel. Firstly an old friend of mine was singing its praises plus I didn’t want to do it in Zend, which is the framework I’m familiar with. Zend in my opinion is too big a framework for a blog, it’s more suited to complex enterprise based applications.
Another reason for using Laravel is that I found what looks like a good tutorial. The steps in these articles will be in part derived from the steps in the tutorial which I’m sure will digress at certain points. The aim at the end of this project is to replace this blog with the site I build.
For this project I am using my MacBook Pro however these steps should work with little or no alteration on Linux.
composer global require "laravel/installer"
add $HOME/.composer/vendor/bin into the path.Read More