Hello Octopress

Posted by Lawrence Sun on 2013-12-19

I have a blog built by powerful Wordpress and quite like it. There are plenty of great plugins and themes to help you customize blog.

Octopress is definately built for hackers. Pure words and command lines. So I think building a Octopress blog would be a good way to learn and share.

The advantages of Octopress:

  • static page
  • markdown
  • hosting on github pages

Setup Octopress is easy if you are familar with ruby and git.

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git clone git://github.com/imathis/octopress.git octopress
cd octopress

Then install dependencies and default theme.

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gem install bundler
bundler install
rake install

Using third-party theme

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git clone git@github.com:USERNAME/THEMENAME.git .themes/THEMENAME
rake "install[THEMENAME]"