So let’s start by reminding every one on how to get started with Jekyll, in this post: Jekyll Getting Started
That should give a you a reminder of where to start off 😀
Needing a documentation repo
A little while Atlassian announced that they are stopping support for local server installs of Confluence. Boring ‼️
I have literally moved my content from Mediawiki to Confluence just two months ago 😫
I guess this has been on my mind for a while. I don’t need a wiki, I need a documentation repository.
So a little bit of googling I find a nice simple template.
The template didn’t use Bootstrap, or jQuery, which I thought would be fine … err .. I guess I’m a Bootstrap / jQuery geek? LOL 😝
So I do a litle bit of this, and little bit of that, and I have the basis of a docs website.
My first hurdle is I like categorising my data into “spaces” and then categories.
What I really want is a structure like:
Creating a “collection”
so I’ll start by creating a “collection” in my _config.yml:
Now I’ll need to create some rules for my documentation:
- A page title
- a “space”
- a single category
- an order (because I’m going to use that later on)
My documents are stored in the directory
Creating a dynamic menu
Now I need to create a menu.
This took me ages !!!! A couple of days of trying different things !!
And the result … 15 lines of code 😧
Let skip straight to the screenshot 😂
Anyway .. drop me a comment if you need help with Jekyll things
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