Okay! I’ve migrated my blog to Jekyll (and GitHub).
I followed this tutorial: https://girliemac.com/blog/2013/12/27/wordpress-to-jekyll/
Notably since I ran a very old WordPress blog, I had to manually copy over all the images and things NOT found in the
/wp-content/ folder. This has made my tree a bit less organized (
/wp-includes/) but at least it’s all there.
Repo is here: https://github.com/mikekasprzak/blog
(not that anyone other than me cares)
Other Setup issues
The default layout Jekyll doesn’t show any post content, just a list of posts. This required some tweaking of the scripts.
Jekyll themes are implicit. If a file exists in your layout, your version is used instead. Files use liquid syntax: https://gist.github.com/smutnyleszek/9803727
I’m using the
minima theme as my base: https://github.com/jekyll/minima
gem install minima installs the theme in
This post here suggested how to show the first post, but neglected the actual render code: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17890493/how-can-i-show-just-the-most-recent-post-on-my-home-page-with-jekyll
This Gist included the correct code: https://gist.github.com/nimbupani/1421828
Notably you can only include files in the
_includes folder, so you can’t just use the default article renderer without moving it.
The problem with the above code is markdown is disabled. This thread lists solutions: https://github.com/jekyll/jekyll-archives/issues/28
The one I used is
content | markdownify.
Below is the default Welcome text, just as a reminder.
Welcome to Jekyll!
You’ll find this post in your
_posts directory. Go ahead and edit it and re-build the site to see your changes. You can rebuild the site in many different ways, but the most common way is to run
jekyll serve, which launches a web server and auto-regenerates your site when a file is updated.
To add new posts, simply add a file in the
_posts directory that follows the convention
YYYY-MM-DD-name-of-post.ext and includes the necessary front matter. Take a look at the source for this post to get an idea about how it works.
Jekyll also offers powerful support for code snippets: