During the last week well known bloggers have started turning off comments in a move to not having to care about sorting out SPAM and having more time for the actual writing. Matt Gemmell has written an excellent summary about this, for those of you interested.
While I’m not sure yet if I’ll ever do the same, I started wondering on how to realize something like a Link-Blog with Octopress. Turns out it’s pretty easy.
First modify the
article.html inside source/_includes and exchange the lower
<h1> part which is responsible for the page view title with an if-else clause.
Then continue with adding an if-else clause to the
atom.xml file too. Extend the
<link> element inside the parent
<entry> with the code below. Done.
If you want to create a Link-Blog post now, add
ref_url to the markdown file header and Octopress takes care of the rest.
On the otherside if Octopress and therefore Ruby is still to cool for you to use then give the newly released Second Crack by Marco Arment a try. It’s also baking your markdown files to flat html ones, but it’s written in PHP.
(Sidenote: PHP and I were never really friends)