Tags with Jekyll and GitHub Pages

March 15, 2016

Coming from the Wordpress world, I’m used to easily work with tags and categories for blog posts. However, tags aren’t supported out of the box in Jekyll. Here is a nice Ruby plugin that will do the trick. But since my blog is published using GitHub Pages, and GitHub Pages doesn’t allow Ruby plugins, I can’t use this.

Syntax highlighting for Jekyll

March 13, 2016

Reading code isn’t always that easy, which is why syntax highlighting is a good idea.

Development and production settings for Jekyll

March 13, 2016

As I installed Google Analytics, I wanted to keep it from tracking pages on my local development web server. I found this neat solution by David Elbe, which lets med keep development stuff apart from production stuff. On GitHub Pages, jekyll.environment is always set to production.

Birth of a Blog

February 21, 2016

Four years ago, around this time of the year, I acquired this domain after keeping watch for a few years to see if it would be available. I installed a Wordpress site, as I had managed a few Wordpress sites before.