Jekyll Part 13: Creating an Article Series

Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial we are going to go through how to create the series listing like you see for this blog series.

Overview

Sometimes a blog post gets too big and you need to split it into multiple articles or you want to do a series like this one that builds upon each other but you don’t want to have to manage a listing of all of the post in the series. Instead you can easily create a liquid template that does all of the work for you.

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Jekyll Part 12: Editing Locally

Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial we are going to set it up so that we can do draft posts that we can check into our repo but not have them show up on the production site.

In the last couple of articles, we installed jekyll locally but we didn’t talk about editing existing blog post or adding in new ones. There will be times where you will start a blog post but not have time to finish it all in one sitting. You could just create all of the files in the post directory and set the publish flag to false but over time it will become harder and harder to tell which articles have actually been published.

Thankfully, jekyll supports having draft posts that by default don’t show even if the publish flag is set to true unless you tell jekyll to run with drafts. On Github, jekyll runs without the drafts flag so you don’t have to worry about drafts accidentally showing up.

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Jekyll Part 11: Installing Jekyll On OSx

Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial we are going to setup your MAC (OSx) computer to be able to edit your blog on your computer.

Overview

Up to this point we have been using the Github web site to edit all of our files but the downside to this is that any chances you want to make show up live in your blog before you have had a chance to test them.

Instead, it is better if you can test out all of your changes and review your blog post before letting the world see them. It will also let you have draft post where you can see them locally but on github they will not be visible.

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Jekyll Part 10: Installing Jekyll On Linux

Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial we are going to setup your Ubuntu Linux computer to be able to edit your blog on your computer.

Overview

Up to this point we have been using the Github web site to edit all of our files but the downside to this is that any chances you want to make show up live in your blog before you have had a chance to test them.

Instead, it is better if you can test out all of your changes and review your blog post before letting the world see them. It will also let you have draft post where you can see them locally but on github they will not be visible.

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Jekyll Part 09: Installing Jekyll On Windows

Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial we are going to setup your Windows computer to be able to edit your blog on your computer.

Overview

Up to this point we have been using the Github web site to edit all of our files but the downside to this is that any chances you want to make show up live in your blog before you have had a chance to test them.

Instead, it is better if you can test out all of your changes and review your blog post before letting the world see them. It will also let you have draft post where you can see them locally but on github they will not be visible.

Note that Jekyll is not officially supported on Windows but it does work and I have not had any issues with it.

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