Continuing with my Jekyll series, here’s a list of the plugins and other hacks I use to make everything on this site run as smooth as possible.
For pagination, I just followed the guidelines from the official
wiki and did some minor
changes in the markup. Although it’s strictly not a plugin, I had to make
a small configuration in Jekyll’s
pagination.rb file since I wanted to
generate my pagination pages in to a different folder than the default one.
I copied the
pagination.rb from Jekyll’s library directory and placed it in
the _plugins folder and changed the following line from this:
To my suprise, it actually worked! Like I said earlier, I guess it doesn’t really count as a plugin, but I thought it would be good to mention it so that someone else can use the same approach if they want to.
To get tags to work on this site I used an excellent
guide/plugin from Charlie Parker.
I also changed the default folder to a different one by adding and changing
tag_dir in my _config.yml file (ie:
tag_dir: /blog/tag/ instead of just
I followed and used the guidelines from Snaptortoise’s RSS Feeds
Templates. However, instead of using
layout: rss-feed in my feed.xml file
layout: nil. Same thing, different names.
I use Mike Levin’s sitemap.xml Generator to generate a simple sitemap. It’s maybe not the the most required function ever, but I like to have it.
For an easy image implementation I used Scott Parker’s plugin
It makes it easier to add images to the blog post by using a liquid tag. Simple
and effective. However, it’s probably not suitable if you’re going to use a lot
of images since it just fetches them from one folder called
images (or in my
I stumbled upon this gist/plugin by Portway Point and I decided to test it even though I probably won’t use it that much. It works perfectly and like the above plugin you use it by adding a simple liquid tag.