Migrating from Octopress to Jekyll
After a lot of frustration trying to get Octopress to work, I decided to simplify and switch to Jekyll. So please forgive any missing images and other weird junk.
How to Migrate
Fortunately, migrating from Octopress to Jekyll is fairly straightforward. I went over to the Jekyll documentation and installed the jekyll gem. Then I built a new project with the default theme because that seemed simplest.
Next, I updated the URL format to match my current blog in case anyone was linking to those posts.
_config.yml file, I added this line:
Then, I recursively copied the contents of my old blog, located in the
source/_posts directory over to the
_posts directory in my new project.
After I previewed the blog using
jekyll serve, I added my old blog's
GitHub repo as a remote to my new blog's directory. Then I force pushed the
updates up, and voila, the blog was migrated.