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robotchaos
Long time nixers
Just curious, what platforms would you, or do you, use to run your blog? Wordpress, ghost, jekyll, hugo, etc? Any particular reason?
z3bra
Grey Hair Nixers
BSD Makefiles! You can check the source here: git://z3bra.org/monochromatic
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rocx
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Jekyll because I'm hosting on GitHub Pages. All in all, it feels like a pretty sane tool.

(22-08-2016, 07:16 PM)z3bra Wrote: BSD Makefiles! You can check the source here: git://z3bra.org/monochromatic

Friendly reminder that the old tools like cat and the lost M4 are incredibly handy (Caution: Mild rambling).
venam
Administrators
Same here, I'm running my blog on Jekyll.
The template system is useful and it's not complicated to setup.
acg
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I run my blog on Jekyll, like most people here. Hosting for free on GitHub Pages.

Tried Ghost before leaving my VPS but I'd stay with Jekyll because of its consumption.
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robotchaos
Long time nixers
Thanks everyone. I have used jekyll for a personal wiki site I was running on 127.0.0.1. Worked really well for how I was using it. I was thinking of setting up a public blog of my own as well using Jekyll.

Reason I ask though, my wife has a need for a blog and I cannot trust WordPress specifically. I used to work in the web hosting industry and what I saw there was enough to blacklist Wordpress forever. So I need something she can use. Though, I am confident I can adequately teach the syntax of the kramdown for writing the posts in jekyll to her. Then I can do the build and deployment. She is leaning towards ghost, as I got that up and running. Wanted to run nginx with modsecurity as the proxy. But I know absolutely nothing of the nodejs platform and so I fear I will bwork it all up and make it more vulnerable.
jkl
Long time nixers
You could use mine.
http://blogcpp.org

No dynamic code on your server required. Plus, live support on nixers.net by me. :D
josuah
Long time nixers

Oh, nice, I already found it while crawling static websites generators. I do not need this elaborated websites, so I did a script `www`.

There are a lot of static websites generator!

- https://staticsitegenerators.net/ <- My favorite
- https://www.staticgen.com/
robotchaos
Long time nixers
Yeah, staticgen.com has been particularly useful in this hunt. That other one has better listings though. Thanks for the link!
jkl
Long time nixers
It just lacks Bitbucket support, but maybe I'll find the time to submit a PR for it one day. :-)
robotchaos
Long time nixers
@jkl, please forgive me but I don't understand the meaning of your post. Could you please elaborate?
jkl
Long time nixers
The first, longish list only lists GitHub stars but not Bitbucket stars, although some (including mine) are on Bitbucket. That'll need a code improvement on the website. :-)
robotchaos
Long time nixers
I gotcha. Sorry, not so good at discerning from context alone.

Anyhow, pretty interested in blogcpp. I'll grab it later on and test it out :)
jkl
Long time nixers
Great! If anything's missing: I probably know (see the roadmap). :-)
renken
Members
I wonder if there is a minimalistic static blog generator that I can use with basic HTML/markdown files while adding a simple css file that I've made to it, Jekyll and all modern gen seem too much for me and my 2 posts.
acg
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(17-02-2018, 12:15 AM)renken Wrote: I wonder if there is a minimalistic static blog generator that I can use with basic HTML/markdown files while adding a simple css file that I've made to it, Jekyll and all modern gen seem too much for me and my 2 posts.

If that's it, you're probably better off writing your own script with Pandoc or something similar.
zge
Long time nixers
I use a mix of zodiac[0] and lowdown[1], and it works for the most part. The main thing for me is the leanness of the setup, it's just a shell script with some awk + an external (and rather fast) markdown parser. Sadly it's not quite what I want, the whole setup is rather "unstable"? I can't quite find the words, but I guess that anyone who reads into zodiac would get the feeling. Can anyone recommend something that goes in this direction (for example letting me use my own markdown parser) while being overall a bit more "coherent"?

[0]: https://github.com/nuex/zodiac
[1]: https://kristaps.bsd.lv/lowdown/
strang3quark
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I made my blog platform in PHP, it's really simple, the website pages go on the "pages" directory, the styling in the "template" directory and the articles in the "articles" directory.

The articles are written in Markdown and the "platform" translates it in proper HTML, the RSS is also automatically generated.

The source code is here: https://github.com/strang3quark/strang3quark-website
turboblack
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(17-02-2018, 12:15 AM)renken Wrote: I wonder if there is a minimalistic static blog generator that I can use with basic HTML/markdown files while adding a simple css file that I've made to it, Jekyll and all modern gen seem too much for me and my 2 posts.

My site http://woua.pp.ua/ is created on WonderCMS. This is a Ukrainian-language site with my additions, and templates for this engine. CMS does not require relational databases, and any complicated settings, just copy to the hosting, that's all. My site, along with its contents, does not even occupy a megabyte, and the engine with a template and a couple of plug-ins - only 100 kilobytes.
wondercms.com - oficial site.
Halfwit
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I made mine in POSIX sh, with a really naive parser. It's at github.com/halfwit/blog, I think I hard code stuff, but you could adapt for your needs I'm sure if you're so inclined.
z3bra
Grey Hair Nixers
I don't think anyone will try another guy's work when it comes to blog generation.
Making a static site generator is the new babytask programming project and everyone come up with his/her own solution that's really specific.

All of them are light and simple, which is cool and interresting to look at, just like the blog itself.
That is what make personnal websites cool: even their creation comes is personnal!

And just to add up to it, here is mine, which is based on make(1) and some shell scripts (for index and RSS generation).
turboblack
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(01-07-2019, 03:51 AM)z3bra Wrote: All of them are light and simple, which is cool and interresting to look at, just like the blog itself.
That is what make personnal websites cool: even their creation comes is personnal!

in my humble opinion - the engine for the site will be a success if you don’t need to understand it, and if the admin panel design is not too dull, but understandable the first time, although this also applies to software. I saw a lot of projects on githabs that didn’t evoke sympathy from users due to the absence of at least some desire from the developer to create a truly interesting product for the user. because now computers are not for programmers, and the Internet too, and you need to understand that "turn on and work" is not just a norm, it is a required parameter. on my website I show what the engine is capable of, and not just talking about myself, as far as I'm a good guy. Of course, individual projects are only worthwhile because each person is an individual and wants to open up as an individuality in his projects, but as a rule, people have nothing to say. there is only a box with nails. I apologize for the metaphors;)
dhruv
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(22-08-2016, 06:21 PM)robotchaos Wrote: Just curious, what platforms would you, or do you, use to run your blog? Wordpress, ghost, jekyll, hugo, etc? Any particular reason?

hugo.

I started using it around v0.13 mainly because it was a binary and I didn't like ruby (jekyll). I ended up using it for the company website too. While it changes quite often, and has somewhat of a learning curve, it's served well. I use python for most everything, so ended up writing a helper script for common functions I found missing.
wolf
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(01-07-2019, 03:51 AM)z3bra Wrote: That is what make personnal websites cool: even their creation comes is personnal!

That's right. I wrote some notes using mkdocs but when I saw what Roman Zolotarev did I thought : "Making-off this kind of stuff can be funny too". Since then I still owing to make something like this.