It's been about 6 months since I've made my career change from teacher to software developer. Time to start a blog to document the things I've learned on and off the job.
To keep it simple, I've picked Nikola to set up this blog. It's a static site generator, ready to roll in a couple of minutes.
I've initially built my site on macOS, so here's the basic requirements.
- Install Homebrew.
- Install Python and pip with brew install python3
- Install virtualenv with sudo pip3 install virtualenv
Then follow these instructions.
Initializing a site
Simply run nikola init <directory_name>, then tell the wizard what you need.
Build the site
Type nikola build, then nikola serve to check the site locally.
Create a first post
Type nikola new_post -e, and have at it. If you're unfamiliar with reStructuredText, you can also configure Nikola to use Markdown instead.
Rebuild the site
Once more, type nikola build, followed by nikola serve --browser, or nikola auto --browser to start the development server.