pmeerw's blog

18 Sep 2022

Sun, 18 Sep 2022

Github pages, oh my

Github Pages allows to publish websites that end up on from a repository. Jekyll can used to generate a static website from markdown text, run a blog, etc.

The thema can be chosen by configuring e.g. thema: minima in _config.yml. What theme does Github apply by default, i.e. when not explicitly setting a theme? Impossible to find out.

Also, I'd recommend using remote_theme: jekyll/minima, so that Jekyll uses current theme code as hosted in the minima repository (or so they say).

A lot of trial-and-error goes into finding a working setup, e.g. to disable plugins (or find out which are auto-magically enabled), overriding config, etc.

posted at: 23:30 | path: /rant | permanent link

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