Contribute to Sigasi insights

Posted on 2016-05-30 by Hendrik Eeckhaut
Last modified on 2019-07-17

The sources of the Sigasi Insights portal are hosted on Github. So if you find a typo or an error, you can fix this yourself. GitHub also makes it easy to make bigger contributes such as a guest blog.

Small fixes can be made on the website of GitHub, without installing extra tools.
For bigger changes, it is better to build the website on your own machine first, and creating a pull request later.

Fixing a typo, directly on GitHub

  • Log in into GitHub
  • Fork the Sigasi Insights repository
  • Browse to the file you want to edit and click the edit button
  • At the bottom of the screen:
    • Add a commit message
    • Select the “Create a new branch for this commit and start a pull request” option.
    • Click the Commit Changes button.
  • Next add a message to your pull request and click Create pull request

    By sending a pull request, you give all rights of your change to Sigasi (Copyright info)

Bigger changes: clone Insights and preview your changes offline.

Install Hugo

Sigasi Insights uses Hugo which is a static site generator that can be installed om most systems following these instructions.

Clone the sources and create Pull Request

  • Clone the Insights repository, as explained here.
  • Add your content (e.g. a guest blog in the /opinion/ folder). (Authoring information)
    With Hugo, you can easly create a new content page by typing hugo new opinion/
    Your MarkDown file must have following header, most of which will be generated for you by the hugo new command.

    title: "Your Sigasi guest blog contribution"
    pager: true
    author: Your Name
    date: Publishing date
    license: CC BY-ND 4.0
    comments: true
    bannerad: true

    If you omit the license field, you give all rights to Sigasi.

  • Run the site locally with:

    hugo server
  • Preview the result at http://localhost:1313/

  • Commit and push your changes

  • Create a pull request

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