You can clone with
HTTPS or Subversion.
Whenever I run npm install It crashes with looking for package.json
Umm, where exactly are you trying to run npm install?
Also give this a read: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html
Sorry - I guess that was 'less than descriptive.'
I generated an app with 'wintersmith new test'
I added a plugin (tried several, problem is independent of the plugin) to the config.json like so:
"name": "The Wintersmith's blog",
"owner": "The Wintersmith",
"description": "-32°C ain't no problems!",
When I tried to run 'wintersmith preview' it says that it cannot find node_modules/wintersmith-coffee in the test dir. So that's when I tried running npm install which is what I thought installed that module locally.
I am new to node so I could be just missing something obvious here.
The problem is that a wintersmith site is not a npm package, if you want to manage your plugins with npm you can either install them globally using npm install -g <module> or create a npm package for your site.
npm install -g <module>
All that is needed for an npm package is a package.json file, looking something like this:
I'm will add some more example sites in the future showing how you can manage plugins.
Hope this helps,