So, as the first post, I will describe how I set up this page (it will be short because I already forgot some things 😛
Jekyll install journey:
I followed these instructions: https://jekyllrb.com/docs/
But, for some reason, I used some old instructions and spent understanding strange ruby/gem errors. Never used it, so it was a mystery to me. But somehow, I got it working.
Then, because I am lazy and sometimes I prefer a nice GUI over editing config files, I Google searched for Jekyll admin. And what I found: https://github.com/jekyll/jekyll-admin
Just added these to Gemfile
gem 'jekyll-admin', group: :jekyll_plugins
And ran these commands:
bundle exec jekyll serve --livereload
And after opening: http://localhost:4000/admin/
I was greeted with the similar page:
Well after using it, I will probably try to find something better, because image management for blog posts isn’t smooth. But for now it will be fine.
Time to publish it for free (well I have a domain, but hosting is free)
So how do we get free hosting, that we can trust (well not fully, but it should be stable enough for me)
It’s github, you will ask how? Github is just for source code, you still need hosting. But nah, github has a neat feature called ‘Pages’.
I will create, github public project here: https://github.com/Markomas/blogas Then I will go to Settings -> Pages
And my domain registrar: