How to use Blot

Blot turns a folder into a blog. The point of Blot is to let you use your favorite tools to blog. All of these files become blog posts automatically when you put them somewhere inside your blog’s folder:

 Text and Markdown .txt  .md Use the full range of Markdown features to add formatting to text files.
 Word Documents .docx  .odt Supports files created by Microsoft Word, Pages, Google Docs and OpenOffice.
 Bookmarks .webloc  .url Drag URLs from your browser’s address bar to create blog posts from bookmark files.
 Images .png  .jpeg  .gif You can put images directly from your camera into your blog’s folder. Use the file’s path to add tags or change the date of a post created from an image. Blot generates thumbnails and optimized versions to deliver to your readers automatically.
 HTML .html   .htm Published as-is. Metadata can be parsed from a comment at the start of a file.

Add formatting to your posts

You can use a variety of standard tools to add formatting to your blog posts. Markdown to add links, headings, lists and much more. Blot also renders mathematics set in TEX\TeX and provides syntax highlighting for code snippets.

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# Formatting

You can use *Markdown*, a lightweight markup language for plain text files.

Use it for links, headings, lists and much more.


Prevent a file becoming a blog post

Files and folders whose name starts with an underscore are ignored. Ignored files don’t become blog posts themselves but they can be embedded in other posts.

 Your blog Name Drafts Pages Posts _not_a_blog_post.txt blog_post.txt