Blot creates a folder in your Dropbox and publishes files you put inside. These files become blog posts automatically:
You can organize your folder however you like. There are three folders which Blot treats differently:
Date: February 28th, 1973 Permalink: gravity # Gravity's Rainbow A screaming comes across the sky.
Metadata must start on the first line and be separated from the rest of the post with a blank line.
You can create a page elsewhere in your blog's folder by adding
Page: yes to the file's metadata. If you'd like to create a page that isn't on your blog's menu, add
Menu: no as well.
You can specify an entry's publish date in the metadata at the top of a file. Blot supports plenty of formats. The following dates are equivalent:
23/06/2012 23.6.12 23-6-2012 2012-6-23 00:00
You can use the file's path to specify an entry's date. The entries for the following files have a publish date of midnight on February 23rd, 2016:
/2016/2/23/post.txt /2016/2.23.post.txt 2016_02_23_00:00_post.txt
You can specify an entry's permalink in the metadata at the top of a file. For example, to create a blog post with the permalink
example.com/raspberry, add this:
Permalinks can contain slashes and accents. If you're migrating to Blot from a different platform, consider setting up redirects instead.
You can specify tags in the metadata at the top of a file:
Tags: Literature, Book reviews
You can also use folders to tag posts. For example, files in a folder called
[Literature] will become blog posts tagged 'Literature'. You can nest tag folders:
[Literature] / [Book reviews] / Lamiel.txt
Blot attempts to generate a thumbnail for each blog post. By default, Blot will use the largest JPEG or PNG image in your blog post. You can override this and specify a path or URL to an image in the metadata at the top of a file. If you use a path, make sure the image is inside Blot's folder.
If your blog post has no image, then your blog post will not have a thumbnail. Learn how to use these thumbnails in your template.