Simpol Blogging, Adding New Posts

Published on April 16, 2017 By Scott Mathson In Tips/Tricks

Simpol Blogging: Creating Your Post

After downloading your copy of Simpol Theme, you’ll see the folder and files structure to be clean, consistent, and simple to understand.

All of the blog posts that syndicate into the homepage (index.html) feed and Sitemap are located within the _posts folder.

It’s easy to add new posts.

  1. Create a new file in the _posts folder
  2. Name the file, using this naming convention: YYYY-MM-DD-post-name.markdown (or .md)
  3. Write out the Front Matter (see below)

As for the Front Matter, Simpol Theme incorporates and includes a few options. Always ensure that your file’s date and front matter date match up. Although highly recommended, things like the description author and header-img are completely optional.

layout date and title should not be considered optional.

Example: This Post’s Front Matter:

	layout:     post
	title:      "Simpol Blogging, Adding New Posts"
	description: "How to add your first post. Simpol Theme blogging overview."
	date:       2017-04-16 17:00:00
	author:     "Scott Mathson"
	header-img: img/posts/header-img/woman-typing-macbook.jpg

Simpol Theme is designed, developed, and maintained by Scott Mathson, Mathson Design Co. Please send feature requests to [email protected] or tweet in-reply-to this status.