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After my recent relooking, I finally took the time to add syntax highlighting for code snippets.
While Ghost doesn’t support code syntax highlighting out the box, it lays down the groundwork for it.
Following my recent design revamp, I took the opportunity to do another major change: migrate my blog to a new domain name.
If you’re reading this you’re probably not coming from a search engine and probably know me and my work at least little. I started blogging in 2014 when I was still in high school. At that time, I was writing in french on angristan.fr.
Two years ago, I decided to be more coherent with the fact that English is ubiquitous in my life and moved here to write in English.
Two years ago, when I introduced my custom theme, I said I was still considering using another theme. I didn’t find anything that fit my taste for a while, but the time has finally come!
As a refresher, since I started this blog I have been running my fork of the default Ghost theme. It is open-source an available on GitHub. The default theme is great and well maintained.
Since 2018, the theme has evolved quite a lot, so I updated the original post with an addition screenshot I took yesterday, if you’re curious.
I’ve never used date in my blog posts URLs because I thought it looked nicer and was better for SEO.
Recently, I changed my mind and I find it better to have the date in the permalink. Not necessarily as precise as to put the day, but as least the year and month.
What I want to achieve is this:
https://angristan.xyz/understand-k8s/ -> https://angristan.xyz/2020/01/understand-k8s/ Ghost once had a toggle in the settings to enable dated permalinks, but it’s gone now and it’s off by default.
I’ve been using Isso since I launched this blog and it’s been working very well but I still much prefer the Disqus experience.
I didn’t find anything on the web about migrating from Isso to Disqus, which is to be expected. So I made my own tool, and I’m happy to report it works!
Isso stores comments in an SQLite database. To import our comments on Disqus, we will have to somehow generate a XML file that matches their custom XML format, which is based on the WXR (WordPress eXtended RSS) schema.
Just a quick note to mark the 2 years of this blog.
Well, it was four days ago, but I missed it. But who cares, right?
I’ve written much less than I expected this past year, partly because I’ve been very busy with school (and didn’t get a summer break), but also because for the second part of the year I went abroad.
Living and studying in South Korea was a life-changing experience.
I’m 3 weeks late but I wanted to make this post to mark the 1st anniversary of this blog.
Many of my readers speak french and probably know me from my french blog, which I opened four and a half years ago. As I grew up, my digital environment became more and more english-speaking. I have gotten better at english although I’m still lacking a lot in my writing.
On the internet, I mostly read, listen and watch english content, and interact with people in english most of the time.
In my first post I said I installed Ghost with ghost-cli, the classic way. I did also say that I wanted to run it in Docker but that I didn’t know Docker enough to do it. In fact, I tried to set up Ghost in Docker a few times while being bored at school, but I didn’t succeed, so it ended up like it is now.
For the past week though, I’ve been learning and using Docker a lot, and finally moved a dozen services into containers.
In my first post, I said that I set up my Ghost blog with a MySQL database.
Why is that? Because ghost-cli wants you to use a MySQL database and I happened to have a MariaDB server on my VM and so I just added another database to it
SQLite is a better choice However, Ghost supports SQlite as a storage backend. In fact, SQLite can handle more load than this blog could ever have, considering I use Nginx cache on my reverse proxy.
05/2020 update: I moved to a new theme. The one described in this post is still open source although not maintained. For the record, here is how it looked before I stopped using it:
As I said in my introduction post, the default theme for Ghost, Casper, as been reworked a few months ago a looks very good now.
I’m not completely fond of the theme though, so there are a few things that I wanted to modify.