Host a blog for free with GitHub and HubPress

For those who don’t know, GitHub is code repositor service that’s totally free for publicly hosted code projects. And they’ve got this service called GitHub Pages where you can host an HTML based website for free. Normally, you’d have to manage content there yourself, by code. But HubPress lets you manage blog posts using a JavaScript-driven admin interface.

Here’s a quick installation video:

HubPress is currently very simple, allowing you to create and edit posts from the interface. It’s open source though, so it’s possible to extend it. The app uses Asciidoctor for editing posts and Handlebars for templating, so it should be able to use existing Handlebars-based themes. I’ll try and cover more details on those through separate videos.

You’ll also find extensive instructions at their repo: https://github.com/HubPress/hubpress.io

 

Have fun with it!

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Host a blog for free with GitHub and HubPress

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