jekyll - static site generation
- install ruby 1.8.7 installer
- install ruby devkit 3.4.5
- unzip devkit into ruby install (c:\ruby)
- gem install jekyll
- gem install rdiscount
- the site structure is pretty self explanatory. more info
- create a _config.yml in the root dir and add ‘markdown: rdiscount’ so that you don’t have to type ‘jekyll –rdiscount’
To load the local mysql database i went and created a backup by logging in to the godaddy.com dashboard and created a backup. then i ftp’d the backup to my local machine.
importing the old posts
- ps > $env:EDITOR = ‘gvim -f’
- gem open jekyll
- copy the wordpress.rb and csv.rb to your sites _import directory.
- gem install sequel mysqlplus
- gem install sequel
- gem install mysql
- from the _import directory
- $ ruby -r ‘wordpress’ -e “Jekyll::WordPress.process( ‘wp’, ‘root’, ‘password’)”
- wp is the name of the database i created in mysql.
- root is th username
- password was the password.
the original import didn’t include lots of details from wordpress like categories, time and comments. so i found another way to import those details from this post.