What is Octopress?
Octopress is an obsessively designed framework for Jekyll blogging. It’s easy to configure and easy to deploy.
Octopress is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Octopress is an open source tool with 9.5K GitHub stars and 2.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Octopress's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Octopress?
9 companies reportedly use Octopress in their tech stacks, including Stormpath, Love With Food, and Cage Data, Inc..
27 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Octopress.
Why developers like Octopress?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Octopress
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- Octopress sports a clean responsive theme written in semantic HTML5, focused on readability and friendliness toward mobile devices.
- Code blogging is easy and beautiful. Embed code (with Solarized styling) in your posts from gists, jsFiddle or from your filesystem.
- Third party integration is simple with built-in support for Pinboard, Delicious, GitHub Repositories, Disqus Comments and Google Analytics.
- It's easy to use. A collection of rake tasks simplifies development and makes deploying a cinch.
- Ships with great plug-ins some original and others from the Jekyll community — tested and improved.
Octopress Alternatives & Comparisons
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