Self-host comments in Jekyll, powered by Firebase real-time database

Site Construction

2017.03.25

Self-host comments in Jekyll, powered by Firebase real-time database

It's convenient to set up a comment system in Jekyll site with external social comment systems like Disqus or Duoshuo (多说). However, as you all know, Disqus was blocked in China and Duoshuo is going to shutdown. It's the time to rethink about the comment system (although I didn't get too many comments →_→), simple and controllable. And it becomes true with Firebase database.

Syntax highlight with Rouge in Jekyll

Tutorials

2017.03.18

Syntax highlight with Rouge in Jekyll

By default, Jekyll 3 and above versions integrated with Rouge, a pure Ruby syntax highlighter which supports over 100 languages. Since Rouge themes are compatible with Pygments’s stylesheets, it’s nice for us to choose a favourable style.

Figure caption for images on Jekyll sites - single line with Markdown

Site Construction

2016.09.22

Figure caption for images on Jekyll sites - single line with Markdown

Markdown makes writing blog posts simple and fast, but sometimes that simplicity comes with limitations. Recently on updating this blog theme, I'm intend to include images in the post with captions, and there wasn’t a straightforward way using Markdown. While adding an img tag is very easy with Markdown, I would have to do some fiddling to inset the caption.

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