Using github actions for my blog from now on
Github actions looks cool. I can’t wait for using it even if it’s still in ‘beta’ at the moment.
One benefit to use github actions for my blog I believe is to be able to find more diagnostic information if I make a mistake. I found it hard to know what’s wrong if I made a mistake when using the classic Jekyll github page. Looks like github actions’ workflow runs history can give me more hints if I make a mistake.
Here is the steps to migrate classic Jekyll gh-pages to github actions:
Repository - Settings - Actions - Actions permissions
Choose “Allow all actions and reusable workflows”.
Repository - Settings - Pages
Under “Build and deployment”, choose “Github Actions” as “Source”.
Add the suggested Jekyll github actions workflow
It’s to add a .yml file under .github/workflows folder of the repository. Basically no need to modify the .yml file unless wanting to use a different branch other than
masterto deploy or deleting some verbose comments.
Merge my previous
gh-pagesbranch, which is
masterwhich is used for deployment in my .yml file
BTW, I found I can view roblao.com deployment history here: https://github.com/viewplatgh/viewplatgh.github.io/deployments