$ git clone http://github.com/brighterplanet/numbers.git
Always start out with
$ git pull
You're going to create a file in the _posts directory named like:
So, for example:
$ mate _posts/2010-07-23-new-blog.md
The extension says what markup language you want to use. "md" is for Markdown, which is my fave, but you can use "textile," "html," etc.
At the top of your file you'll need a metadata section that looks like this:
--- title: Relaunching the blog author: Andy layout: post categories: meta ---
(The three dashes at the top and bottom are important.)
Author is your first name, layout should always stay "post", and categories (if you want any) can either be a single category or a list of categories in brackets (e.g. [rails, middleware]). If you use categories, make sure they've been created (see below).
Whatever goes below this metadata section is your post.
Wrap the part that gets hidden with these HTML comments: (verbatim!)
--- title: some post layout: post --- Some intro, this will be visible on the index page. <!-- more start --> More content, this will not be visible on the index page. <!-- more end -->
The "more end" comment should go at the bottom of the document, below everything else.
See 2011-01-13-announcing-our-new-parcel-shipment-model.markdown for a good example and make sure that you always put BOTH comments, "more start" and then "more end".
The process is taken from http://kaspa.rs/2011/04/jekyll-hacks-html-excerpts/
$ jekyll --server
Then go to localhost:4000
$ git add _posts/2010-01-01-my-awesome-post.md $ git commit -m "First draft of 'My Awesome Post'" $ git push
Then go to numbers.brighterplanet.com
Open _config.yml and add your tag to the list:
cats: [rails, middleware, meta, awesometag]
Copy rails.html to awesometag.html, change the title at the top and the header on line 5.
Just look at older posts for guidance