Blogging With Octopress
Octopress is actually a framework for Jekyll. But before I continue, let me first tell you what Jekyll is. Jekyll is knwon as “a simple, blog aware, static site generator”. But Jekyll is not a blogging software. It is a parsing engine. It means that Jekyll parses your dynamic components such as templates, partials, markdown/textiles, etc. into a static site.
Before you start using Octopress, you must first install these:
- Ruby 1.9.3
Setting up Octopress
First of all you must clone Octopress from GitHub. Just run this command.
Next is to install the dependencies.
1 2 3
Installing the default Octopress theme.
After performing these steps, you can configure your blog by editing some files. Here are the list of files for configuring Octopress:
1 2 3 4
To create a new post, just run this on your terminal:
By running this command, Rake(Ruby Make) will generate a markdown file that will be saved in the
source/_posts and you can use that file for writing your article.
For more documentations about posting new article and creating a new page, please refer to Octopress documentation at http://octopress.org/docs/blogging/.
There you go! I hope I was able to help you to set up your blog using Octopress. Enjoy blogging!