jekyll

Inserting liquid syntax into Octopress codeblock

The not entirely reliable trick I’ve found for inserting liquid code into an Octopress codeblock is to double wrap your code with [% codeblock %] [% raw %] ... [% endraw ] [% endcodeblock %]. But use curly brackets { } instead of square brackets [ ]. I can’t use the curly brackets because if I do they bugger up the codeblock below.

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Generating Jekyll pages from data

I wrote a Jekyll-generated site for Botanic Organic that sells products and includes product and ingredient pages that are generated from data. Jekyll is a blog aware, static site generator. Botanic Organic’s site was forked off of Octopress, which uses Jekyll but adds a few plugins and styles.

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Experimenting with Octopress

My personal blog began life on Blogger and was switched to Posterous in late 2010. The switch to Posterous was driven by an interest in easier media publishing, but I haven’t found Posterous to have lived up to my hopes. In particular I’ve found performance of their site to be a bit lacking, and have been disappointed that basic editing features have not evolved.

Being adventurous, and now having to support multiple web sites, I thought I’d experiment with Jekyll and Octopress and see what their limits are. I know this is not going to provide an improved editing experience, but this will address performance issues and provide a place for me to experiment.

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