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Blogit - A Rails blogging solution

Blogit lets you add a blog to your Ruby on Rails application in just a few seconds.


Add these to your Gemfile

gem "blogit"
# Blogit depends on ActsAsTaggableOn
gem "acts-as-taggable-on"

...and run bundle install to install the gem.

Next, run:

# add an initializer to config/initializers with all of the configuration options
$ rails g blogit:install

# This will add the necessary migrations to your app's db/migrate directory
rake blogit:install:migrations

# You don't need to run this again if you've already done so
rake acts_as_taggable_on_engine:install:migrations

# This will run any pending migrations
rake db:migrate

then add the following to your routes.rb file:

# config/routes.rb
mount Blogit::Engine => "/blog"

Finally, declare which of your models acts as blogger in your app (probably User or Admin).

class User < ActiveRecord::Base



Go to http://localhost:3000/blog and see your marvelous new blog.

Batteries included

Blogit provides you with the following features

  • An XML Sitemap located at /blog/posts.xml
  • An RSS feed located at /blog/posts.rss
  • Internationalization (see the locales file for configurable options)
  • Share links (Google+, Twitter & Facebook)
  • Disquss Comments
  • Code Syntax Highlighting CSS file (add *= require pygments to your app's stylesheet)
  • CSS themes


We're designing blogit to be as modular as possible, so you can pick and choose the elements you'd like to use.


Full documentation and how-to guides available here:


If you discover a problem with Blogit, please let us know about it.

Remember to search the issues list first in case your issue has already been raised by another Githuber


Want to help make Blogit better?. Please read the contribution guidelines for more information on how you can contribute.

Legal Stuff

See LEGAL for full details.


Blogit was developed by Katana Code with generous contributions from:

About Katana Code

Katana Code are web developers based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Copyright © 2011 - 2015 Katana Code Ltd.

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