At first I was developing this site, and all my python projects, using WSL2, but I was starting to find working between operating systems tedious. So I put everything on the base windows OS and kept going.
Something that I was missing immediately was the lack of a makefile. I'm sure there's a workaround, but I decided to try GIT.
Time is precious
My time is tight, which is one of the reasons that I wanted to improve my workflow, so learning GIT from scratch is out the question. So instead I'm using VScode to manage it.
I added a repository on my NAS where I publish the site and then I can open the VScode and sync the repositories.
To publish I use:
pelican content -o Prod-jeffmackinnon -s publishconf.py
Then its as simple as reviewing the site in the production folder, commit and push.
This will work for now, but I would like to get comfortable enough with GIT that I can just quickly review from the commandline, but for now, this works.
I am already using VScode for my text editor and having a second window open at the same time to review and publish when I'm ready is cleaner than manually updating with a FTP client.
If you use pelican and windows I would love to know your workflow. Send me a message on twiiter.
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