When Forestry got leaked on Hacker News a few weeks ago we signed up immediately, and started deploying some sites using the SFTP connection to Figroll. It’s neat and zero effort to setup.
You need 3 things to get up and running:
- A Jekyll or Hugo blog
- A Figroll account
- A Forestry account
A Jekyll or Hugo blog
Jekyll is much easier to use than Hugo, installation steps are simple:
$ gem install jekyll $ jekyll new my-new-blog $ jekyll build
You’ll need to Zip it up ready for Forestry
$ zip -r site.zip .
A Figroll account
- Sign-up for a Figroll account at the bottom of this page
- Create a Site
- Grab the details for your site:
A Forestry account
- Go to forestry.io and request beta access.
Create a site, and drag your zipped up folder in there
Setup the domain name in Forestry.
Locate “Hosting Info” section
Setup the SFTP connection details
Add a new page to the site and uncheck draft
- View your blog post on Figroll