Jekyll bootstrap is a theme for jekyll which uses the twitter bootstrap css framework. The advantage of jekyll is that it is self hosted (or hosted on github) and that you can write in markdown on a text editor and just git push new posts to a server which produces html files. The advantage of this theme is so that you can start blogging almost right away without having to worry about making a theme.
To start you own blog, simply
git clone the repository on github. You could also press the "fork" button on github.
git clone git://github.com/nhoss2/jekyll-bootstrap.git
If you want to have your blog on github, make sure you change to the
git checkout gh-pages
Then you will need to edit the
_config.yml file at the root of repository.
To add your own posts, add a file to the
_posts directory which has the name
year-month-day-title.md. Note - the file does not have to be markdown.
To publish the post, just
git push it to your own github repo and your set!
Things to change on
There is a config file at the root called
_config.yml. By Default it looks like:
permalink: /:year/:title/ paginate: 10 exclude: name: Jekyll Bootstrap baseurl: /jekyll-bootstrap/
You will need to change the
baseurl fields. The others are optional.
baseurl field is used for the css files and pagination, if you are hosting the blog on github, you will need to change it to your repository name unless your repository is the same name as your github user name, which means you will need to have no value for
For more information on Jekyll, visit their wiki on github.
For more information on github pages: http://pages.github.com.