Making New Posts


To make a press release, follow these steps:

  1. In the _posts folder, create a new markdown file using simple date format
  2. Include a YAML header:
      title: time dilation through excessive caffeine
  3. Add your content below the header.
  4. Save your new page, and rebuild the site

Categories and Tags

For a variety of archiving features like categories, related reading recommendations, and search functions, it’s advisable to include categories and tags. These are added to your header like so:

title: Example News Story
  - Interviews
  - gmt
  - gmacs
  - etc

Example Post

As an example, the press release post for the eclipse is a markdown file titled, and contains the following code:

title: "Solar Eclipse Viewing Event: Success"
  - outreach
  - social
  - eclipse
The partial solar eclipse viewing event was a success! Hundreds of people joined Professor Darren DePoy, Dr. Luke Schmidt and the members of the Star Party team in Rudder Plaza. Read more about solar eclipse and the event on [The Eagle]( and [The Battalion!](

Located in the _posts folder, this file build into this press release, and becomes automatically chronologically listed on the press page.

The /press/ folder contains two additional pages, permalinked to /tags/ and /categories/, which sorts listings by such. Presently there are no links pointing to them, so they are lonely pages, and available if you want them.

Categories/Tags Pages

Dedicated tags and categories pages are automatically generated. The word clouds are an implementation of jQCloud. Custom layouts default-archive feed unique js/css to layouts archive, which are the basis of layouts categories and tags. This is where you can change the cloud parameters (colors, size, shape, etc). Permalinked pages and therefore automatically populate their contents, including word cloud form (based on frequency of tag/category). Note that the only exception to this is the cloud’s link hover colors, which are defined in /assets/css/jqcloud.min.css.