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A CLI driven blog-aware website generator. It is intended to make maintianing a blog or personal website easy using only your favorite console editor such as Vim, and a few simple commands

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# Rant #

<http://github.com/lrvick/rant>

## About ##

“Rant” is a CLI driven blog-aware website generator written in python. It is intended to make maintaining a blog or personal website easy using only your favorite CLI editor such as vim, and a few simple commands.

Insipired by great projects such as: [Jekyll](https://github.com/mojombo/jekyll), [Pelican](https://github.com/ametaireau/pelican) and [Goldbarg](https://github.com/Schnouki/Golbarg)

## Current Features ##

  • Simple post/page authoring as markdown text files
  • sitemap.xml support
  • RSS / Atom support
  • Full jinja2 templating integration
  • Pagination
  • Pygments syntax hilighting
  • Disqus commenting integration in default templates
  • Other stuff

## Requirements ##

  • Python 2.7+
  • pip
  • libyaml
  • jinja2
  • pygments

## Usage / Installation ##

  1. Install rant

    `bash pip install rant `

  2. Start a new rant project

    Create a folder where you intend your site to live and initialize rant.

    `bash mkdir my_rant_blog cd my_rant_blog rant install `

    This will populate the folder with the basic rant project ready to add posts to.

  3. Create a post or page

    To make a first blog post do:

    `bash rant publish `

    This will open your default $EDITOR with a template like the following:

    `bash --- layout: post title: date: 2011-09-23 02:45 image: tags: comments: true draft: false --- `

    Fill out the top [YAML](http://yaml.org/) block as you desire, then add your post below the ‘—’ in [Markdown](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/) format.

    On saving it will automatically generate any needed html for the page according to the ‘post’ templates found in ‘layouts/post.html’ .

    To edit a post in the future simply edit it and regenerate.

    `bash vim posts/201109230245-My_neat_blog_post.md rant generate `

    From here you can also modify any of the media found in /static, or edit any of the [Jinja2](http://jinja.pocoo.org/) layouts found in ‘layouts’ to your liking.

    Happy ranting :-)

## Notes ##

Use at your own risk. You may be eaten by a grue.

Questions/Comments?

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[Email](mailto://lance@lrvick.net) | [Blog](http://lrvick.net) | [Twitter](http://twitter.com/lrvick) | [Facebook](http://facebook.com/lrvick) | [Google+](http://plus.google.com/109278148620470841006) | [YouTube](http://youtube.com/lrvick) | [Last.fm](http://last.fm/user/lrvick) | [LinkedIn](http://linkedin.com/in/lrvick) | [Github](http://github.com/lrvick/)

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