Just Another Blog Engine


What is this?

JABE is a bare bones blogging engine that is installed as a gem. It will grow as its needs do.

This version is for Rails 3.1+


Edit your Gemfile and add the required gems

gem 'devise', '>= 2.0.0'
gem 'friendly_id', '>= 4.0.0'
gem 'kaminari', '>= 0.13.0'
gem 'sanitize', '>= 2.0.0'

From your rails root

bundle install
rails g devise:install

Follow Devise install directions.

Edit your Gemfile and add JABE

gem 'jabe'

JABE is now mountable, so you can put it wherever you want. Edit routes.rb

mount Jabe::Engine => "/jabe"

From your rails root

rake jabe:install:migrations
rake db:migrate

rails runner "Jabe::Admin.create!(
  :email => 'you@example.com',
  :password => 'password',
  :password_confirmation => 'password'

Upgrading from 0.5.*

Create a new migration to handle the database changes.

  def change
    rename_table :settings, :jabe_settings
    rename_table :admins, :jabe_admins
    rename_table :entries, :jabe_entries
    rename_table :comments, :jabe_comments
    rename_column :jabe_entries, :cached_slug, :slug


  • Migrate generators
  • Integrate Akismet
  • Add a comment moderation queue?