Introducing Gistlog landing pages

by mattstauffer

It's great that Gistlog makes it easy to write Gist-powered, Markdown-formatted, blog posts. But what if you want to use it as your entire blogging platform? We're working on it, and here's a first step: user landing pages.

Any Github user that has any public gists that contain a file named gistlog.yml now have a landing page on Gistlog at http://gistlog.co/your-user-name. So, since I have (more than) one, you can view my landing page at gistlog.co/mattstauffer. It's very simple right now, but we have a ton of ideas to improve it over time. So go check it out.

How do you get your own Gistlog landing page?

  1. Create a new Gistlog Gist (or edit an old one)
  2. Create two files: one for the markdown (I recommend blog.md for the name) and one for the Gistlog settings (which must be named gistlog.yml)
  3. Write your blog post in blog.md
  4. Since there are no actual settings being parsed from gistlog.yml yet, just create it with the following in it: published: true
  5. Save it as public.

That's it!

Check out the source of this post to see it in action.

Created 5 years ago | Updated 9 months ago

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