Category: jekyll

Jekyll Includes are Cool

Dave Rupert: When cruising through the Includes documentation I noticed a relatively new feature where you can pass data into a component. I was similarly excited learning about Macros in Nunjucks. Then: After a couple days of writing includes like this I thought to myself “Why am I not just writing Web Compone...

Jekyll For WordPress Developers

    Jekyll is gaining popularity as a lightweight alternative to WordPress. It often gets pigeonholed as a tool developers use to build their personal blog. That’s just the tip of the iceberg — it’s capable of so much more! In...

How to Create a Static Site with Metalsmith

My previous posts discussed reasons why you should or should not consider a static site generator. In summary, a static site generator builds HTML-only page files from templates and raw data typically contained in Markdown files. It offers some of the benefits of a CMS without the hosting, performance and security over...

Building a Jekyll Site – Part 3 of 3: Creating a Firebase-Backed Commenting System

The following is a guest post by Mike Neumegen from CloudCannon. This final post is about adding some functionality to a Jekyll site that isn’t possible: comments. That’s because Jekyll has no backend component in which to save comments. But, we don’t even need that if we do it entirely front-end with...

Building a Jekyll Site – Part 2 of 3: Adding a Jekyll CMS with CloudCannon

The following is a sponsored guest post by Mike Neumegen from CloudCannon. This series is all about not only building a Jekyll site but then adding simple editability through CloudCannon. This is a three-part series: Part 1: Converting a Static Website To Jekyll Part 2: (This post) Adding a Jekyll CMS with CloudCanno...

Building a Jekyll Site – Part 1 of 3: Converting a Static Website To Jekyll

The following is a guest post by Mike Neumegen from CloudCannon. Mike and I talked about doing a little series on building Jekyll sites, which of course I was into because Jekyll is great and more education around static site generators is a good thing. Full disclosure, Mike’s company CloudCannon is a CMS on top ...