Slightly silly idea of making a UK European Elections 2014 candidate site entirely in Jekyll.
These are untested notes.
First, have Jekyll installed.
gem install jekyll
Next, have python-yaml and pyaml installed
pip install yaml pyaml
Make directories to store the Twitter images.
mkdir images; mkdir images/twitter
Then for each party (nb: automate this) run
python _scripts/twitter_pics.py _data/PARTYID_people.yaml python _scripts/wikipedia_biogs.py _data/PARTYID_people.yaml
to get the Twitter images and wikipedia descriptions.
If you want to rebuild the candidates pages (e.g. you've added or renamed a candidates), run
python _scripts/make_candidates.py PARTYID
and the appropriate files in _candidates will be made.
Finally, build with Jekyll
and you can now serve the static content out of _site with e.g. nginx.
Also, Flask API servers for postcode lookups in _api, run as uwsgi under nginx with the path prefix /api.
Finally, Flask API servers for email reminders in _reminders. Edit settings.py and run as uwsgi under nginx with the path prefix /reminder.