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Moving to Octopress - Time to Customize Your Blog
I’ve been a long-time Wordpress user. Easy blogging –
want to write a new post? Click there and there and you can start writing. Too
easy and boring for hackers. Welcome to Octopress
blogging (and reserve a few hours before starting blogging :) ).
It is really helpful if you know Git, HTML and
Installing and setup is really easy (the official guide is here).
What will probably take a long time is customization. You can do whatever you
want to. No more restrictive wordpress/blogger/…
recommendation: Learn from others. This site is open source. My Git.
recommendation: Read this superb
ewal guide. It
describes how to remove “blog” slug in URL; how to create categories list; how to use
fancybox gallery for images in articles; how to notify Google and Bing about updating
your site and some other things.
recommendation: Autopublish new articles on Facebook, Twitter and others
sites. Sign up for ifttt.com and create a recipe.
recommendation: Add Open Graph meta tags to your
source/_includes/head.html. Useful if you want to publish your posts on
Facebook or Reddit. These tags will set appearance of links on Facebook (and maybe other
sites). Facebook debugger will check your settings.
This is my source/_includes/head.html (notice “description”, “keywords” and
opengraph tags on lines 30-35)”: