Ghost is just not enough! I’d heard good things about Jekyll for sometime now, so I decided to check things out and host my blog on Github Pages.

I ran into a few issues

  • Github Pages does not support setting a custom domain for a user site (master branch) without affecting all project sites (gh-pages branch) of that account. I wanted to added the custom domain blog.vinaygopinath.me to the blog repository while keeping the username.github.io/project demo site for ngMeta, but apparently that is not possible with GitHub. A support member suggested that I set up my blog as a project repo, as a workaround for the all-or-nothing redirection.

  • Jekyll does not seem to have support for paginated categories. I intend to split this blog into categories like travel, tech and other. While it is possible to list out posts in a category, pagination does not support categories just yet. I hope a future release adds this feature. I’m not sure about the Jekyll community ecosystem - perhaps there’s a plugin that already does this.

Tags: GitHub Jekyll
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