Hey guys, so I am finally moving over from really nice, but at the end quiet painful experience with publify.
I mean don’t get me wrong, but I found out all my friends using jekyll and I simply had to check it out for myself.
So far I have to say for free I never had better experience.
My setup was to find out from basic tutorial on jekyll pages, what it is and so on and then I just went ahead over to Jekyll Themes and there I picked this really cute one I quiet like and will probably use for longer time now. Can be found over here.
Made me think for a bit thou. How the theme is set up and prepared for you, it is not a setup you want to put into your USERNAME.github.io repository and I will explain why.
I always really like to store my changes in git and this time if you did all from the readme, you found yourself in a place when every
rake publish is doing
git push origin master --force which is not really something you are going to appreciate.
So instead I placed repository with sources elsewhere and filled out info so it force pushes real repository USERNAME.github.io instead. Win Win.
Well not completely at this stage, because I happen to own domain with my surname in it, so what else should be there than this page right?
There you go, easily follow tutorial Github nice provides here but as you see I cannot create alias in my DNS admin, so I point two IPs to root which is not a real problem (well lasted hour to take effect…).
Then you go and create that
CNAME file they tell you to and you find out that with next
rake publish the
CNAME file is not anymore there… Well of course is not, you force pushed it there right?
So naturally you go have a look in
Rakefile provided by the theme to see where the problem may be…
and you see:
So yes it will disappear every time you do it because it overrides you previous commit, so your repository will stay one commit all the time.
But there is nothing easier than fixing it, after you create your
tmp and jump into it, lets create this
CNAME file with domain in it and then commit and force push.
So it will look like this:
And you are all setup and once DNS changes take effect, will automatically point to your custom domain.
And then you just change info needed to yourself and there you go :)
Well to be precise there are two more things I noticed afterwards, because I had no DISQUS setup, so I had to go here and create one so I have name to paste in here.
The completely last thing was once creating new post (like this one here), I noticed, that it’s not displaying it… well what the hell I thought, but it was simple mistake of not including timezone with time given so it would probably appear after build in couple hours or so. But to be sure you are publishing what you want, set timezone, like i did:
date: 2016-03-06 21:51:00 CET.
And now I am loving it and never going back + hopefully will be active, previously did not completely work out, because I fell in love with startup culture so much I simply had no free time.
Happy coding everybody :)