Pablo Iranzo Gómez's blog

mar 24, 2015

Octopress for jekyll blogging

After testing for some days Jekyll and github.io for blog posting, I was missing some features of other CMS, so I started doing some search on how to automate many other topics while keeping simplicity on blog posting.

Octopress Makes this extra step so you can still focus on your contents and of course have a nice template as starting point with integrations for some social plugins, etc.

Setup is well done if you follow the provided steps, without jumping anything, in my case, I moved my old pages (plain jekyll + poole) to OctoPress.

On Fedora and as my unprivileged user, I did:

One of the interesting things it that it uses two branches on git, master and source, where master is the one that github publishes (your live environment) and source is the actual code for your blog, templates, posts, etc that are later generated, previewed and deployed from above steps.

I'll be testing it for a while to see how it works, but so far, so good.