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Create a tag cloud using Jekyll

I’ve recently switched from Blogger to Github pages, and I’m using the very cool Jekyll app to manage my blog posts. For those that don’t know, Jekyll allows you to end your blog pages locally using Markup syntax, then it translates your post to HTML. From there, you commit it to a git repository.

One feature missing from Jekyll is Word Clouds. I will show you how to add one.

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Don't switch to Ghost blogging platform (yet)

I’m a typical developer. I often can’t resist the urge to try different platforms. My current blogging platform (blogger) has numerous limitations. I started looking for alternatives, and Ghost appeared on the radar.

Ghost is a ground up blogging platform, being developed under the premise that other platforms (such as word press) are becoming overly complex.

Before I go into too much detail, I should point out that Ghost is beta (maybe even alpha software).

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Linking to Google Drive images from your Blog

A good number of us have content stored on google drive. Wouldn’t it be handy if we could reference that content in our blog posts? Good news, you can!

Steps

  1. Go to your google drive account.
  2. Ensure the folder the item is in, is shared (use the option Anyone who has the link can view).
  3. Share the item (use the same option as above). Copy the “Link to Share” link.
  4. Paste the link in the linkifier below
  5. Copy the link produced, and insert it into your blog via any of your usual methods

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