I have been planning to move my blog to a new server and I thought it would be a good opportunity to try to migrate to the latest version of Octopress. I have noticed the development ongoing on Octopress 3.0 for a long time, and after the write-up about it on the main Octopress site I have been looking for the right time to test it.
To be clear, Octopress 3.0 is not done yet, but it has come pretty far. I am not sure if you can call it in beta stage yet, but it is pretty stable and works well.
Using Octopress 3.0 is very different than Octopress 2.0, but it is much simpler. Gone is the requirement to clone the official repository, instead Octopress is now a collection of Jekyll plugins. Styling can be done with Jekyll themes or Octopress 3.0 themes. There isn’t much of Octopress 3.0 specific themes available yet, the only one I have found is the Genesis theme in the Octopress repository and that is still under development. For the migration I am sticking with the default theme and will look into using Octopress Ink to create my own later.Continue reading