NAME

Giblog - Web site and Blog builders you can manage with Git

Website

Website Example

Blog

Blog Example

DESCRIPTION

Giblog is Website and Blog builder written by Perl. You can create your website and blog easily. All created files is static files, so you can manage them using git. You can customize your website by Perl.

SYNOPSYS

  # New empty web site
  giblog new mysite

  # New web site
  giblog new_website mysite

  # New blog
  giblog new_blog mysite
  
  # Change directory
  cd mysite
  
  # Add new entry
  giblog add

  # Build web site
  giblog build
  
  # Check web site in local environment(need Mojolicious)
  morbo serve.pl

  # Add new entry with home directory
  giblog add --home /home/kimoto/mysite
  
  # Build web site with home directory
  giblog build --home /home/kimoto/mysite

FEATURES

Giblog have the following features.

  • Build Website and Blog.

  • Git mangement. All created files is Static. you can manage files by git.

  • Linux, macOS, Windows Support. (In Windows, recommend installation of msys2)

  • Provide default CSS for Smart phone site.

  • Header, Hooter and Side bar support

  • You can customize Top and Bottom section of content.

  • You can customize HTML head.

  • Automatical Line break. p tag is automatically added.

  • Escape <, > automatically in pre tag

  • Title tag is automatically added from first h1-h6 tag.

  • Description meta tag is automatically added from first p tag.

  • You can customize your web site by Perl.

  • You can serve your web site in local environment. Contents changes is detected and build automatically(need Mojolicious).

  • Fast. Build 645 pages by 0.78 seconds in starndard linux environment.

TUTORIAL

Create web site

1. Create Empty website

"new" command create empty website. "mysite" is a name of your web site.

  giblog new mysite

If you want to create empty site, choice this command. Templates and CSS is empty and provide minimal site building process.

2. Create Website

"new_website" command create simple website. "mysite" is a name of your web site.

  giblog new_website mysite

If you want to create simple website, choice this command. Top page "templates/index.html" is created. List page "templates/list.html" is created, which is prepare to create blog entry pages easily for feature.

CSS is responsive design and supports smart phone and provide basic site building process.

3. Create Blog

"new_blog" command create empty website. "mysite" is a name of your web site.

  giblog new_blog mysite

If you want to create blog, choice this prototype. Top page "templates/index.html" is created, which show 7 days entries. List page "templates/list.html" is created, which show all entries links.

CSS is responsive design and supports smart phone and provide basic blog building process.

Add blog entry page

You need to change directory to "mysite" before run "add" command if you are in other directory.

  cd mysite

"add" command add entry page.

  giblog add

Created file name is, for example,

  templates/blog/20080108132865.html

This file name contains current date and time.

To write new entry, You open it, write h2 head and content.

  <h2>How to use Giblog</h2>

  How to use Giblog. This is ...

Other parts wrapping content like Header and footer is automatically added in building process.

Add content page

If you want to create content page, put file into "templates" directory.

  templates/access.html
  templates/profile.html

Then open these file, write h2 head and content.

  <h2>How to use Giblog</h2>

  How to use Giblog. This is ...

Other parts wrapping content like Header and footer is automatically added in building process.

You can put file into sub directory.

  templates/profile/more.html

Note that "templates/static" and "templates/common" is special directories. Don't push content page files into these directories.

  # Special directories you don't put content page files into
  templates/static
  templates/common

Add static page

If you want to add static files like css, images, JavaScript, You put these file into "templates/static" directory.

Files in "templates/static" directory is only copied to public files by build process.

  templates/static/js/jquery.js
  templates/static/images/logo.png
  templates/static/css/more.css

Customize header or footer, side bar, top of content, bottom of content

You can customize header, footer, side bar, top of content, bottom of content.

  ------------------------
  Header
  ------------------------
  Top of content   |
  -----------------|
                   |Side
  Content          |bar
                   |
  -----------------|
  Bottom of content|
  ------------------------
  Footer
  ------------------------

If you want to edit these section, you edit these files.

  templates/common/header.html     Header
  templates/common/top.html        Top of content
  templates/common/side.html       Side bar
  templates/common/bottom.html     Bottom of content
  templates/common/footer.html     Footer

Customize HTML header

You can customize HTML header.

  <html>
    <head>
      <!-- HTML header -->
    </head>
    <body>
    
    </body>
  </html>

If you want to edit HTML header, you edit the following file.

  templates/common/meta.html

Build web site

You need to change directory to "mysite" before run "build" command if you are in other directory.

  cd mysite

"build" command build web site.

  giblog build

What is build process?

build process is writen in "lib/Giblog/Command/build.pm".

"build" command only execute "run" method in "Giblog::Command::build.pm" .

  # "lib/Giblog/Command/build.pm" in web site created by "new_blog" command
  package Giblog::Command::build;

  use base 'Giblog::Command';

  use strict;
  use warnings;

  use File::Basename 'basename';

  sub run {
    my ($self, @args) = @_;
    
    # API
    my $api = $self->api;
    
    # Read config
    my $config = $api->read_config;
    
    # Copy static files to public
    $api->copy_static_files_to_public;

    # Get files in templates directory
    my $files = $api->get_templates_files;
    
    for my $file (@$files) {
      # Data
      my $data = {file => $file};
      
      # Get content from file in templates directory
      $api->get_content($data);

      # Parse Giblog syntax
      $api->parse_giblog_syntax($data);

      # Parse title
      $api->parse_title_from_first_h_tag($data);

      # Edit title
      my $site_title = $config->{site_title};
      if ($data->{file} eq 'index.html') {
        $data->{title} = $site_title;
      }
      else {
        $data->{title} = "$data->{title} - $site_title";
      }

      # Add page link
      $api->add_page_link_to_first_h_tag($data, {root => 'index.html'});

      # Parse description
      $api->parse_description_from_first_p_tag($data);

      # Read common templates
      $api->read_common_templates($data);
      
      # Add meta title
      $api->add_meta_title($data);

      # Add meta description
      $api->add_meta_description($data);

      # Build entry html
      $api->build_entry($data);
      
      # Build whole html
      $api->build_html($data);
      
      # Write to public file
      $api->write_to_public_file($data);
    }
    
    # Create index page
    $self->create_index;
    
    # Create list page
    $self->create_list;
  }

You can customize build process if you need.

If you need to know Giblog API, see Giblog::API.

Serve web site

If you have Mojolicious, you can serve web site in local environment.

   morbo serve.pl

You see the following message.

   Server available at http://127.0.0.1:3000
   Server start

If files in "templates" directory is changed, Web site is automatically rebuild.

METHODS

These methods is internally methods. Normally, you don't need to know these methods. See Giblog::API to manipulate HTML contents.

new

  my $api = Giblog->new(%params);

Create Giblog object.

Parameters:

  • home_dir - home directory

  • config - config

run_command

  $giblog->run_command(@argv);

Run command system.

config

  my $config = $giblog->config;

Get Giblog config.

home_dir

  my $home_dir = $giblog->home_dir;

Get home directory.

AUTHOR

Yuki Kimoto, <kimoto.yuki at gmail.com>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2018-2019 Yuki Kimoto.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the the Artistic License (2.0). You may obtain a copy of the full license at:

http://www.perlfoundation.org/artistic_license_2_0