Start your blog within minutes using DocPad

May 29, 2014 - Anton Nekipelov

This is a short step-by-step tutorial of how to start your own blog using DocPad as a static site generator and my own docpad-skeleton for the blog, that includes essential stuff in order to start writing.

First, you will need node.js installed on your machine. Just follow the installation flow from the website - it's pretty straightforward for all platforms (Linux, OS X and Windows).

Second, install DocPad npm module globally (npm is packaged together with node.js).

$ sudo npm install -g docpad

Third, git clone one of the skeletons for a DocPad blog. I use my own skeleton crafted for my own needs - probably you will like it too.

At last, run $ docpad run from the cloned folder and start adding articles to src/documents folder.

That's it! You are ready to rumble!