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Blogit (beta)

Blogit is a flexible blogging solution for Rails apps. It:

  • Is Rack based;
  • Is a complete MVC solution based on Rails engines;
  • Aims to work right out of the box but remain fully customisable.

Installation

Add this to your Gemfile

gem "blogit"

...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
# 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"

Define ApplicationController#current_user and ApplicationController#login_required methods if your app doesn't already have these.

... and finally, declare which of your models acts as blogger in your app (usually User).

class User

  blogs

end

Configuration

Running rails g blogit:install will add an initializer file named blogit.rb. In here you can set various configuration options. Please read the documentation for a full list of the options available.

At no extra cost...

we'll also throw in:

  • An XML Sitemap located at /blog/posts.xml
  • An RSS feed located at /blog/posts.rss
  • Sitemap submission to the major search engines (via Pingr - off by default)
  • Page Caching and Sweeping
  • 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)

Rails 4

@grncdr Has contributed changes for Rails 4 compatibility. Check out the rails 4 branch for more info. NOTE - This code hasn't been tested yet and may contain bugs.

Issues

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

Documentation

Full documentation is available here: http://rubydoc.info/gems/blogit

Contributing

You're welcome to contribute to Blogit. Please consult the contribution guidelines for more info.

Legal Stuff

Copyright 2011 Katana Code Ltd.

See (LEGAL)[LEGAL] for full details.

Credits

Developed by Katana Code

with generous contributions from:

About Katana Code

Katana Code are iPhone app and Ruby on Rails Developers in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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