tyler hoffman

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Octopress: The Guide

Octopress is a blogging framework that doesn’t use MySQL or PHP, and allows for quick, focused writing. It brings coders and hackers back to their roots. The benefits of Octopress are numerous, but you are encouraged to go to its website and learn more.

The goal of this post is to allow anyone with a minimal programming background to set up and maintain an blog. This website is run on an Ubuntu 11.10 VPS, so this guide will for Ubuntu installations. I opted to go with the all in one approach, everything that generates the website is located on the server.

There are 4 parts to this guide.

  1. Installing RVM and Ruby
  2. Installing Octopress
  3. Configuring Apache
  4. How to start blogging