11 October 2014

Mad props to plusjade for creating Jekyll Bootstrap. It makes blogging via Github suuuuuper simple.

After farting around with it this afternoon I figured out how to create custom entries on the navigation bar. Here’s what it looks like now:

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Here’s a quick step-by-step on how I did it. We’ll use the LinkedIn link as a reference.

First, create a file named linkedin.html in the root of your blog’s directory structure.

Second, open the file and paste in the following:

---
layout: page
title : LinkedIn
header : LinkedIn
group: navigation
---

Next, put in a redirect and a message for the user:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=https://www.linkedin.com/in/jturgasen">

Redirecting to LinkedIn...

That’s it, you’re done. Repeat the process for a Twitter link, a link to your resume, or whatever.

One more note, Google around and you can find ways to make your navbar weighted so you can specify the order that the items appear in. Maybe I’ll do that later…