Moved From Octopress to Jekyll

A while back I mentioned my desire to move this site from Octopress to Jekyll. I liked Octopress when I re-christened this site, but I didn’t really see much benefit to moving to Octopress 3 over stripping away the Octopress 2 bits and going with a core Jekyll install.

Octopress was built on top of Jekyll, so I figured the move would be fairly easy. On the whole, it was. I was able to move the content over without too much difficulty. I ended up having to back out some of the Octopress plugins and either write the functionality myself or look for alternatives. Thankfully none were a terribly big deal.

The only major change was to the overall structure of the site. I opted to move my blog and linkblog into Jekyll collections, which worked out pretty well. I opted to go with the newer jekyll-paginate-v2 gem to build out the archive pages for each and used jekyll-tagging to generate the tag archive pages. In the process, I also moved all of my post “categories” over to being “tags”, since that was more appropriate to how I was using them anyway.

It took a few days to get it to the point where I feel I can merge the Jekyll-only branch back and publish for the first time, but I think it is pretty stable. That said, there are likely some bugs yet to be discovered. Please let me know if you find one; more sets of eyes are always better.


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