This is a simple shell script for building a Jekyll site and deploying it to GitHub. If you prefer to build your site locally and push up the resulting files, this makes that possible with a single command.
- I'm assuming you're using Git and Jekyll. If not, then you're in the wrong place. This script will not install those things for you.
- You need to have a repository on GitHub for these Pages.
- Your Git remote has to be set.
git push origin masterneeds a place to go.
To use it
- Keep your Jekyll source files in a branch called
- Have Jekyll send your resulting files to the
_sitefolder. This is the default, so just don't mess with it.
- Commit changes to your source files. Currently, this script requires that your working directory is clean when it runs.
- Run this script from the source directory.
Using the config file
Put a file in your Pages repository called
In that file, you can set the source branch and the destination branch for the Jekyll build.
Format the config file like this:
SITE:part have to be there, you can change the names of the branches all you want.
If you choose not to use a config file, the defaults will be
If you DO have a config file, both lines must be there and must be filled in with branch names.
What it does
jekyll tmp_dirto build the site files to a temporary folder;
- Moves the contents of
tmp_dirto the destination branch;
- Commits those changes in the destination branch;
- Pushes the source and destination branches to GitHub.
So so much.
- I want to add in more error handling.
- Move locations of some of the files. I actually use the
~/bin/blogdeploy/config-parser.shpath in there, which is dumb.
- Create an installation script. There are currently three
.shfiles that this uses. It would be cool to have a
script/bootstrapcommand that would load all this stuff up in the right places so you don't have to worry about that crap.
- Right now, I suppress all output, but I'd like to generate some useful feedback. Just a ton of things.
Contributions are welcome!
- Just send me a Pull Request.