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New Blogging website #12

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cderv opened this Issue May 3, 2017 · 11 comments

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cderv commented May 3, 2017

Hi,

I was thinking for some time now to start blogging with the help of blogdown. I just found out about netlify and now about rbind. It seems that everything tells me that I should start.
I have a netlify account, but not yet a repo for my blog in my GH account.
How should I proceed ?

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yihui commented May 3, 2017

I have sent you an invite to join rbind. Please read https://support.rbind.io/about/ to proceed.

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cderv commented May 3, 2017

Thanks. I have read the about page.
Will call the repository cderv as it will be my personnal bloging website.

As I don't know really where to start, I will begin to study others blogdown site to see how to begin.
If you have some advice, feel free!

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rpodcast commented May 3, 2017

@cderv we are happy to have you on board! I recently went through the process of converting my site from a previous framework to blogdown and you can read more details about my experience here. Here's what I would recommend to proceed:

  1. Accept the invitation that Yihui sent to join rbind so we can create a repository for you. It sounds like you want it called cderv so it would be located at github.com/rbind/cderv.
  2. Visit the online version of the blogdown book that's currently in development and follow the instructions in the get started section to get your environment set up. I would keep things simple and use the default theme to start, but as you get more comfortable with blogdown and by extension Hugo you can pick one of the many themes available if you want to change.
  3. This is mentioned in the aforementioned book but I'd highly recommend using RStudio to develop your blogdown site so you can take advantage of the great add-ins to preview your site and create new posts. I used the live preview extensively so I could view my changes in real time during my many tweaks.
  4. Once you have a working version of your site ready to go, push the files to the aforementioned GitHub repository. I recommend putting your public subdirectory in the .gitignore file since netlify will actually compile the site for you in a fresh instance and does not need the public directory. Plus it will make your repository cleaner. You can see my .gitignore file if that helps.
  5. Visit netlify.com and create an account by linking it to your GitHub account. Yihui has good documentation on the process in the deployment section of the blogdown book. I specified hugo_0.19 in the build configuration so it matched my local version of hugo. Otherwise the process is very straight-forward. Then you can see what your site looks like with the custom URL that netlify provides. I already had a custom domain of r-podcast.org that I specified in the netlify deployment settings, but we are also offering a domain *.rbind.io with whatever name you want your site to have.

Let me know if you have any questions about the procedure and I'll be glad to assist.

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cderv commented May 3, 2017

Thanks! Nice welcoming and introduction !
I will do all this step by step and come back here if needed or when done.

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rpodcast commented May 4, 2017

@cderv I have a repository set for you on rbind at https://github.com/rbind/cderv and you should have full permissions to push your local files of the site to the repository when you're ready. I want you to have a smooth experience getting your site off the ground, so if you'd like me to get you set up with a simple site as a starting point let me know and I'd be happy to do that for you.

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cderv commented May 17, 2017

Just to let you know as I did not answer you right away that I am working on my blog following your advices. Netlify is set up, no difficulties there, and I am trying now some themes. Not all themes are obvious and fully working. I will still try and keep you updated.

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cderv commented May 30, 2017

Hello,
is it possible to have cderv.rbind.io domain ?
I deployed my blog on netlify. my subdomain is choreographer-dog-82283

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yihui commented May 30, 2017

Of course! I just set the subdomain cderv.rbind.io for you, and you need to configure it on your side, too: https://support.rbind.io/about/

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cderv commented May 31, 2017

Thanks ! All set up & working.

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rpodcast commented May 31, 2017

Glad you have everything working! I'll close the issue for now but feel free to contact us if you have any other issues to discuss.

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yihui commented May 31, 2017

After you have more content on your website, please feel free to write a post introducing your website on https://support.rbind.io

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