A blogging framework for hackers.

Octopress Setup

First, I want to stress that Octopress is a blogging framework for hackers. You should be comfortable running shell commands and familiar with the basics of Git. If that sounds daunting, Octopress probably isn't for you.

Before You Begin

  1. Install Git.
  2. Install Ruby 1.9.3 or greater using either rbenv or RVM.
  3. Install one of the ExecJS supported JavaScript runtimes.

If ruby --version doesn't say you're using Ruby at least 1.9.3, revisit your rbenv or RVM installation.

Setup Octopress

git clone git://github.com/imathis/octopress.git octopress
cd octopress

Next, install dependencies.

gem install bundler
rbenv rehash # If you use rbenv, rehash to be able to run the bundle command
bundle install

Install the default Octopress theme.

rake install

Next Steps