Posts tagged jekyll

Flipped the switch.

May 29, 2014, 1:32 a.m. Jekyll , Ruby , GAE , Python , Django

Finally. Wordpress has been switched off, as I have threatened to do so many times before. This blog post is being written with the aid of a home made blogging system running on Google App Engine (python). The data is stored in NDB and the editor is CKeditor, and the comments are powered by Disqus. ...

Jekyll as a replacement for SSI

April 18, 2013, 8:51 a.m. jekyll , Wordpress

This site does not use server side includes.  Banish the thought! However this site does use PHP as if it was SSI. The site with the LAMP was first created in 2002, at that time CMS weren't as advanced as they are now. In spite of the millions of hours that have been invested in CMS by so many devel ...

The lady finally sings

March 5, 2013, 2:38 a.m. disqus , jekyll , Wordpress

It aint over until the lady sings and she refused to do so because she wasn't so happy with the commenting system. Initially I had tried to use Disqus but it had an unspecified error while importing from wordpress. Then I tried to use intense debate. Using intense debate is kind of like going back t ...

Finishing up Jekyll migration - this time for real

Feb. 23, 2013, 1:49 p.m. jekyll , Wordpress

Yesterday's goal was to finish off the migration from Wordpress to Jekyll (a destination that was arrived at after a long journey), however there still was a couple of sticking points including paginated categories and tags. Thankfully I found a really well documented plugin which someone with only ...

Jekyll finishing up

Feb. 22, 2013, 11:23 a.m. jekyll , Ruby , Wordpress

So it's been an eventful journey; after deciding to do away with wordpress (this time for real), I started looking at static blog generators with Jekyll being the very first. Thereafter I investigated Hyde, Mynt, Punch, Pelican and a few other as well. All of them had their pros and cons but in the ...

Back to jekyll

Feb. 19, 2013, 10:09 a.m. jekyll

So here I am, back on Jekyll but with a fresh start. Yep, started off by deleting the old stuff and making a clone of Jekyll-Base to lay the foundation. Next ran the wordpress to jekyll exporter plugin and downloaded the markdown. After that I remembered to start jekyll with the --auto option (eg je ...

Pelican or back to Jekyll?

Feb. 18, 2013, 3:36 a.m. jekyll , mynt , Pelican

Pelican, looked really promising. I made more progress with Pelican than any of the other static blog generators with the possible exception of mynt. I even found a Bootstrap template which can be used as a starting point, but still there is that little something missing.The trouble here is that the ...

exit wp

Feb. 15, 2013, 4:36 a.m. exitwp , jekyll , Pelican , Wordpress

It suddenly occurred to me that the trouble may not be with the all static blog generators that I have been trying out but with the word press exporters. So far I had been using Wordpress to Jekyll exporter but because pelican had trouble with it, I used pelican's own importer. The pelican importer ...

Cactus Volt

Jan. 6, 2013, 11:04 a.m. jekyll , Python , Wordpress

After Punching  Jekyll and Hyde, it was time to look at alternative static blog generator. Something that I came across in the process is Cactus. It looks rather promising, unfortunately as with many open source projects the documentation is somewhat scarce. Still for all this is python which means ...

Jekyll and Hyde (and punch)

Jan. 2, 2013, 4:33 p.m. Hyde , jekyll , Node.js , punch , Wordpress

Does Jekyll power this blog now  the like I promised it would? short answer is I am working on it. The long answer is below.Jekyll is easy to install and get started by to go beyond an absolute bear bones site or blog you need plugins. Plenty of plugins. As with any good open source eco system, ther ...

Goodbye wordpress (this time for real) - Hello Jekyll

Dec. 26, 2012, 1:57 a.m. jekyll , punch , Wordpress

The last post on this blog is from Aug 2012. Schedule pressure played a large part in my not writing anything since then is lack of time. The other reason is being sick and tired of Wordpress. Each time you login to Wordpress there is at least one plugin that needs updating. The template now looks r ...