I am at level 0 for HTML, CSS, and Jekyll. I do my best to read the documentation but normally I find it’s set up for people who need dry technical quick access to information. Since I am not a web designer I need the verbose, with examples, and example files, and screen shots, kind of instructions.
For example this is the section on creating pages. There is a section on pages, it tells you that you can have subfolders if you have a lot of files, and it goes on and says _site, and then transitions to Named HTML files, permalinks and then static files. Never going over how to use subfolders with MD files.
The other thing is I have no way to know how the page will look or test anything. I use Pycharm for Python and saw it had instructions for setting up Jekyll, only to find out you can’t do that with the free community edition. So to test things I have to make a change, call it test, commit that to github, wait for it to render, then refresh the page, over, and over, and over, and over, until I finally stumble upon something that works. I would love instructions to change that but again I am so new I couldn’t have just the gist of it. I would need screen shots for Windows 7, and detailed install instructions. If it required gitbash, then I’d need to know that’s the program I am using to install something prior to using the command line. Otherwise I’ll go to cmd.exe and try it only to be told that pip is not a recognized command.
This is the temporary site for testing the folders I want to use. I say temporary because I don’t want to add the Theme on GitHub until I know how things work so it doesn’t mess everything up.
I am only able to use a structure where I have a subfolder in root where I add permalink and the name of the page to flatten the URL. The files I want access to are in subfolder, and they contain subfolders as well. They also have files that have the same names. In addition to that I don’t actually want to change the names at all. I just want to set a herf to the file and have it display. I can’t figure out what that URL is supposed to be.
Website URL is: https://tes5edit.github.io/xEdit-Wiki/
What I thought would work was https://tes5edit.github.io/xEdit-Wiki/Fallout3/Redords.md but I get a prompt to download the file and save it rather then seeing the MD file. Then I thought I had to add Front Line data, so I did that but it still doesn’t display the page.
How do I access the files without changing the subfolders or file names. I am happy to set -config.yml, or add other files, or add frontline data to each and every file, or whatever else is needed. I will even make a subfolder called _site if that is needed. However, aside from that the only thing I do not want to change is the folder names or the file names.
How do I set up the site to work with those file?
This is the functional site that I will be applying the jekyll theme to once I know what I am doing.