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Release Notes - Update 1

29 Dec 2018 - garfbradaz - blog

Release Notes - Update 1

Whenever I do an update to this blog itself, I will be providing some Release Notes on changes, including where possible, what I have done, as this may be helpful to someone else.

Version Notes

I was going to use a proper Semantic Version (SemVer) for the site, but decided just to do incremental number releases (like Chrome). Just, well because!. No other reason than ease.

Blog Post Comments

I have now switched on comments using the service Disqus for which you can sign up for free. Because Jekyll doesn’t have a back end data store, this made the most sense to me (& Disqus has good support).

How did I do it? Well this is my site, so you may need to add it different places depending on your site structure, but I followed the standard Jekyll site creation for Github Pages, the structure is what I would call vanilla.

    shortname: <replace-with-your-short-name>

    <div class="comments">
        <div id="disqus_thread"></div>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            var disqus_shortname = 'garfbradaz';
            (function() {
            var dsq = document.createElement('script'); dsq.type = 'text/javascript'; dsq.async = true;
            dsq.src = '//' + disqus_shortname + '';
            (document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(dsq); })();    
    <noscript>Please enable JavaScript to view the <a href="">comments powered by Disqus.</a></noscript>


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