TIL: Analytics, Jekyll, Open Graph
Jan 14, 2023
- I’ve been trying to get my personal website and blog cleaned up as my primary content publication location, but there are three main issues I need to solve:
To solve the first issue, I’ve added GoatCounter to my website, which is built in Jekyll
- Notify subscribers
- Distribution to broader community
- When sharing my posts on social media, I’d like to include an image and preview text. Many platforms will automatically create a “social card” when pasting a link, but it wasn’t working for my website. I installed the
jekyll-seo-tag plugin and added the necessary meta data (description and image), and now it’s working!
- I wanted to keep my posts organized, since they were all in a single
_posts folder in the root directory. I found out that I can organize them into folders, with the added benefit of the posts being automatically categorized by the names of the folders.
- I came across the wonderful site devhints.io. This is where I learned a bit more about Jekyll. I’ll definitely be using this more.
- I needed a simple spell checker that works in VSCode. I went with Code Spell Checker, and it has been serving me well so far. It would be cool to have a LanguageTool extension that works with code.