jekyll-tagging

By Arne Eilermann <eilermann@lavabit.com> and Jens Wille <jens.wille@uni-koeln.de>

jekyll-tagging is a Jekyll plugin, to add a tag cloud and per tag pages plus feeds to your Jekyll generated Website.

Usage

Install it:

gem install jekyll-tagging

Add this line to your Jekyll project's Gemfile:

gem 'jekyll-tagging'

Add the following to your _plugins/ext.rb file:

require 'jekyll/tagging'

And in your _config.yml you have to define your layout used to generate tag pages like:

tag_page_layout: tag_page
tag_page_dir: tag

Now you got a new filter called tag_cloud which you can use with the site object as argument in your layout to get a cloud of all your site's tags. The tags are linked to their related tag page. Furthermore, you got a tags filter which you can feed withe a post or a site object to get a link list of all its tags.

You can optionally define a per tag Atom/RSS feed. In your _config.yml define the following:

tag_feed_layout: tag_feed
tag_feed_dir: tag

(tag_page_dir and tag_feed_dir can have the same value.)

Pretty page links

If your Jekyll permalink configuration is set to something other than :pretty, and you still want to have pretty tag links define the following in your _config.yml:

tag_permalink_style: pretty

Ignoring tags

Sometimes you don't want tag pages generated for certain pages. That's ok! Just add ignored_tags: [tags,to,ignore] to your _config.yml

Example tag page layout

---
layout: default
---
<h2>{{ page.tag }}</h2>
<ul>
{% for post in page.posts %}
  <li><a href="{{ post.url }}">{{ post.title }}</a> ({{ post.date | date_to_string }} | Tags: {{ post | tags }})</li>
{% endfor %}
</ul>

<div id="tag-cloud">
  {{ site | tag_cloud }}
</div>

Example layout of an Atom feed

---
layout: nil
---
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">
 <title>Your Title - {{ page.tag }}</title>
 <link href="http://example.com{{ page.url }}" rel="self"/>
 <link href="http://example.com/tag/{{ page.tag }}.html"/>
 <updated>{{ site.time | date_to_xmlschema }}</updated>
 <id>http://example.com/tag/{{ page.tag }}.html</id>
 <author>
   <name>Author Here</name>
 </author>
 {% for post in page.posts %}
 <entry>
   <title>{{ post.title }}</title>
   <link href="http://example.com{{ post.url }}"/>
   <updated>{{ post.date | date_to_xmlschema }}</updated>
   <id>http://example.com{{ post.id }}</id>
   <content type="html">{{ post.content | xml_escape }}</content>
 </entry>
 {% endfor %}
</feed>

Links

Documentation

<rubydoc.info/gems/jekyll-tagging/frames>

Source code

<github.com/pattex/jekyll-tagging>

RubyGem

<rubygems.org/gems/jekyll-tagging>

License

The MIT License

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