As I don’t blog very often whenever I create a new blog post in GitHub Pages (using Jekyll’s template framework) there a couple of times I forget the basics and spend a few minutes trying to figure out why the page didn’t load properly.
So this post today is more of a note to self.
Firstly, for blog posts name the file according to the following convention:
Secondly, in the front matter area don’t use another colon in the value of the variable. For example don’t do this:
title: Errors: Why do they happen?
Just use another type of punctuation, like:
title: Errors - Why do they happen?
Lastly, every variable in the front matter must contain a name followed by the colon. You cannot create a one-liner variable like this:
Must be in this type of format in the case of
redirect_from: - yoo/hoo/im-here
Anyway, these are the pesky little bugs that trip me up all the time and tend to cost me a few minutes to an hour of scratching my head trying to figure out what on earth is happening. Hopefully by documenting them I can squash them quicker!