Updating Dependencies for GitHub Pages using Jekyll
I use Jekyll and GitHub Pages to host my website. Every now and then, I get the following message
Usually, you can do nothing about it and the website would still work. However, it is important to fix these dependency issues to make sure that it remains secure. In this post I will explain how I do it - hopefully it will be useful for you too.
Automatically Generating Tag Posts for GitHub Pages using Jekyll
Recently, I migrated my personal website from Wordpress to GitHub Pages using Jekyll. After some trial and error, I managed to have everything up and running. However, Jekyll tagging (i.e., generating the pages that contain a collection of posts filtered by a tag) requires additional plugins which are not supported by GitHub Pages. Long Qian wrote a fantastic tutorial on how to implement this functionality with a Python script. Unfortunately, this still requires running the script, adding the files to the staging area, committing them, and pushing them to GitHub. That’s a lot of steps for every time that I want to add a new tag. Not only is it prone to errors, but let’s be honest: ain’t nobody got time for that.
Creating and Updating a Website Hosted in GitHub Pages using Jekyll
Recently, I decided to move my website from Wordpress to a Jekyll and GitHub Pages. As you can see, my website is quite simple: a few posts and a couple of fixed pages. Jekyll and GitHub Pages make a very good job in accommodating my needs.
However, it can be a bit tricky setting up everything. In this post I would like to share a quick guide on how to set everything up.