I took a few days to migrate my blog from Octopress to Jekyll. Octopress is an opinionated fork based on Jekyll so it wasn’t too crazy. There were a couple hangups though, mostly due to the fact that I never bothered to learn how a lot of the magic of Octopress worked.
The major changes are:
- The blog root is no longer at
/blog. I had to add redirect pages with the jekyll-redirect-from plugin.
- The root isn’t a single page site like the previous version.
- I ditched the heavy green background for a cleaner white.
- I removed the special Octopress syntax highlighting in favor of Jekyll’s default.
- The only plugin I’ve kept is caption_image_tag, which unfortunately makes it so I can’t have github generate the site for me.
- I had to write my own simple deploy script to handle pushing the rendered site to the master branch and the source to the source branch on each change.
- I modified the CSS from the base Jekyll config, bringing over a few styles from the previous blog.
I’m hoping getting a streamlined workflow will encourage me to blog about topics both large and small in scope.
Creating and deploying
> $ cd twocentstudios > $ ./new.sh Why I've Decided To Blog More About Blogging > $ git add . > $ git commit -m "Add post" > $ ./deploy.sh
> $ jekyll build > $ jekyll serve