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README.md

Sculpin Tailwind Blog Skeleton

This GitHub repository provides a skeleton implementation of a Sculpin blog site using the Tailwind CSS library.

To view a demo of what the skeleton looks like by default, please visit the GitHub demo page:

https://beryllium.github.io/sculpin-tailwind-blog-skeleton/

The repository is configured to be used as a "template repository", so you can quickly get up and running with your own copy by clicking the "Use This Template" button in the GitHub interface.

Alternatively, you can use Composer to create the project:

composer create-project beryllium/sculpin-tailwind-blog-skeleton my-blog

Getting Up And Running

After cloning your generated template to your local disk, you'll need to run some commands to get dependencies installed.

composer install
yarn install

Composer will require a working PHP installation. Yarn (or NPM) will similarly require a working NodeJS installation.

Customize Your Site

Once the dependencies are installed, the next step is to configure your site and start the customization process.

  1. Open the app/config/sculpin_site.yml file
  2. Change the Title and Subtitle to match your desired blog name
  3. Change the URL field to url: ~ or url: '', unless you plan on hosting your site on a subfolder of an existing domain. Subfolder hosting is currently demonstrated by the included configuration.
  4. Optionally, set a google analytics ID or a Disqus shortname.
  5. Modify (or remove) entries under the social heading to edit the sidebar.

After saving the file, you should now be able to generate the site:

vendor/bin/sculpin generate --watch --server

When this succeeds, it will attempt to host your website for local previews at http://localhost:8000.

Any changes you make to the configuration or source files should trigger a regeneration of the site, and a browser refresh will show the changes.

Using this self-hosted preview, you can tune your site before you look to publish it elsewhere.

If you plan on using WebPack and Yarn to customize your CSS/JS/Tailwind experience, the command to regenerate those files is:

yarn encore dev --watch

Keep Up To Date

To be honest, I am not quite sure what the best way to do this is with a template repository. It may actually be as annoying as applying new changes by hand if you want your site to include them.

As a result, this template repository is fundamentally only a skeleton. Once you clone the template, you are on your way to maintaining your own customized Sculpin blog.

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