Making Progress

So far I’ve made quite a lot of progress with the Octopress/Jekyll migration from Ghost. I had to swap out some tags from markdown to liquid (such as image tags) but I like the ease of adding media. Video for example is a lot easier to add to my posts, because Ruby handles the insertion of the necessary tags.

The theme I’m using at the moment is called Slash. I like it a lot, but it’s a bit too bright for me, so I think I’ll tinker with it and make it darker.

I still like Octopress/Jekyll, though I still haven’t figured out how to use Jekyll plugins. Supposedly Jekyll has quite a few, but every time I put a gem in my _config.yml rake generates errors (from plugin manager). I’m still new to this so it may be a little while before I actually look into the problem, but for now I’m fine with doing stuff manually. It’s not too bad, because I never imported my ancient blogs into Ghost, so the posts only go back a few months anyway. I did have to manually add tags/categories to all of the posts, but this JSON->table parser helped me out a lot.

One thing I would really like to get working is Pingbacks. So far I’ve found WebMention.io which I’ll probably end up going with anyway, because Jekyll plugins don’t work at the moment… I still absolutely love that I can preview my entire site offline before pushing changes. +1

Jan 25th, 2016

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