Semaphore Docs, powered by Middleman and Amazon S3.
Clone the repo and install all necessary gems with
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:renderedtext/semaphore-docs-new.git $ cd semaphore-docs-new $ bundle install $ cp data/credentials.yml.example data/credentials.yml
For writing new articles or making updates, feel free to leave dummy credentials
Pages are stored in
To view the blog locally run:
which actually runs
$ bundle exec middleman server --port 5000
Now you can open http://localhost:5000/docs.
To include a sign up link within a page, make sure the file extension is
.md.erb and use the following method:
[sign up for a free Semaphore account](<%= sign_up_path_with_referer %>)
If you can't install
nokogiri dependency on Mac OS, make sure to run in
xcode-select is finished installing,
nokogiri should be able to
Categories will be automatically grabbed from the post heading:
--- layout: post title: Custom database.yml category: Ruby ---
If the page
/docs/ruby.html exists, user will be able to reach it from the post
breadcrumbs. If the page doesn't exist, a page with the list of all posts in the
category will be automatically generated and displayed.
All images must be in the PNG file format, and processed using ImageOptim. If you do not have access to an OS X machine, please notify us in the pull request, and we'll make sure to run them through ImageOptim.
Give all images appropriate alt text, as well as the following CSS classes:
<img src="/docs/assets/img/2012-06-14/semaphore-homepage.png" alt="Semaphore Homepage" class="img-responsive img-bordered">
You must escape ERB code snippets in files with
<%%= foo %>
for Rendered Text people
bundle exec middleman build and uploads the content to an S3
bucket using the AWS CLI. It requires a valid
All sensitive credentials are stored in
data/credentials.yml.example for more info about format of file.
Importing content from Semaphore Blog
If you turn a blog post into a Semaphore Docs page you should include the canonical url in the post meta data. For more info, visit the Semaphore Blog guidelines.
Updating APIv2 docs
To update the API v2 docs that are generated from the API specification file, you need to update the specification file in the root of the repo:
For example, to fetch and use the API spec release '2.8.1' use the following snippet in the root of the project:
wget 'http://api-v2-specs.semaphoreci.com/api_specs_2_8_1.json' -O api_v2_specification.json
To list all available API specs releases, visit
We use tags in YML frontmatter to render topic-specific content or tracking code.
ruby tag is in use.