Jekyll Part 08: Using a Custom Domain

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Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial we are going to setup a custom domain for your blog. Overview Part of having a blog is making it your own and giving it personality. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use a custom domain name that fits the blog. So far we have been using http://[username].github.io to get to your blog, but now we will go through the process of setting up a custom domain name like http://digitaldrummerj.

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Jekyll Part 07: Adding a custom Google search

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Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial we are going to add the ability to search your blog using google. Overview As your blog grows, you want to make it easy for your readers to find the content that they need on your blog. Out of the box, Jekyll does not have any type of search engine built-in. Thankfully, with Google you can easily tell Google to index your blog and then add a search box on the blog.

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Jekyll Part 06: Adding Post by Date Page

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Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial we will go through creating a page to show blog post by date. Overview A typical blog has a way for your readers to view posts by either category or date, so that they can look at your archives without having to go through the blog post one by one and page by page. In the last lesson, we added the post by category page.

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Jekyll Part 05: Adding Category Page

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Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial we will go through creating a page to show blog post by category. Overview A typical blog has a way for your readers to view posts by either category or date, so that they can look at your archives without having to go through the blog post one by one. Unfortunately, the Jekyll-Now repository that we cloned your blog from, does not have these pages.

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Jekyll Part 04: Adding Additional Pages

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Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial we will go through how to add an additional page such as the speaking page on this blog. Overview As your blog grows you are going to want to add additional information besides just blog post. If you start speaking at events or want to show off your portfolio or blog post by category/date, you are going to want these as separate pages.

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Jekyll Part 03: Adding Commenting to Post

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Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial you will learn how to add the ability for users to comment on your blog post. Overview You may be thinking that commenting isn’t really that important but it is a key feature for you to be able to interact with your readers. Users want to have conversations about your blog post with you and to feel connected to you.

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Jekyll Part 02: Your First Post

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Welcome the continuing series on using Jekyll. In this tutorial we will go through making your first blog post. Overview We will go through all of the steps to create a new post, add metadata such as title/categories/tags/date, and then make it live on the site. Section 1: Creating the file Thr first step is to create a new file to hold the content of the blog post. In Jekyll all of the blog post are markdown files and are stored in the _post directory.

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Jekyll Part 01: Getting Started

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Welcome to the first tutorial of a multi part series on blogging using Jekyll on Github. Github has an awesome free option for hosting a blog for you and you can get a blog up and running in 10 minutes or less. This series will cover everything that you to know to host, manage and customized a Jekyll blog that is hosted on Github. Section 1: Overview Github uses the Jekyll engine which turns markdown into static Html pages.

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