The Octopress Doco does a pretty good job but it misses out one crucial step.
- You need to commit the master branch and push it up to github.
But before you do please read on to see how to do that the octopress way.
Where are all my blogs and pages?
If you’ve followed octpresses Doco, then under your
octopress directory you’ll have a
- Web pages are in directories directly under
- Blog posts are under the
rake generate will copy the content to the
_deploy directory and check it into git.
rake deploy commits it and pushes the deploy directory to github
Job done right?
Unfortunatly it’s not always that easy. All the code under source will be on the git branch
source. If you follow the instructions in the doco you’ll commit this code and push it to git hub with this command
git add . git commit -m 'your message' git push origin source
This pushes your “source” to github into the
Why can’t I see my stuff in Github
The problem is the pages that get rendered as the blog in github is the stuff in the
master branch. That was supposed to be pushed by running
However sometimes that git simply failes to do that for you. Why? Well perhaps you have accidentally modified the code under
_deploy and git is actually complaining but the rake task doesn’t show you that?
To check simply
cd _deploy git status # notice that the _deploy dir is in the master branch :-) git push origin master # this may fail and tell you why
For me the last step did fail. I fixed it by doing
cd _deploy git fetch origin master git merge origin/master # you may need to fix conflicts here git push origin master
And that sorted it :-)
From then on my
rake deploy worked as expected. lesson learned, leave the
_deploy dir alone!