Bitter blog engine
Minimal blog engine for Git and Markdown enthusiasts
I made a new blog engine "Bitter". The main features are:
- Publish article by "git push"
- Write article in Markdown
- Suitable for text content
- Pure Node.js server
- Simple code base that you can easily hack on
The repository is on GitHub.
On the server side, do as follows. Please replace "blogdir" with your desired directory.
$ npm install -g bitter $ mkdir blogdir $ cd blogdir $ bitter setup
After setup completed, run the server. Specify listen port with environment variable PORT.
$ PORT=1341 bitter server
If you're going to use with nginx or Apache, configure them to use reverse proxy.
On the local machine, clone blogdir/notes.git.
$ git clone user@host:blogdir/notes.git
To post an entry
In the cloned repository on the local machine, write an article in Markdown, then save it as
git push to publish it.
$ mkdir -p 2013/05 $ echo "# Test\n\nHello World" > 2013/05/27-test.md $ git add . $ git commit -m "add test entry" $ git push origin master
Commit message has no effect on Bitter.
To edit an existing entry
$ vim 2013/05/27-test.md $ git add -u $ git commit -m update $ git push origin master
To delete an entry
$ git rm 2013/05/27-test.md $ git commit -m delete $ git push origin master
To embed static files
Put your static files under the directory that article resides. Those files can be referred to by relative path. For example, to embed 2013/05/images/winter.jpg, write following code in 2013/05/27-test.md.
If you put static files under "public" directory, those files can be referred to by absolute path. For example, to embed public/images/spring.jpg: