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Hello Hexo

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I just migrated my blog from Blogger to Github (via Hexo)! Because I'd like to use Markdown to write things efficiently (format, syntax highlight...), and think if I can finally integrate blog as part of my homepage (which soon or later will be hosted on github).

Migrate from blogger

To migrate from blogger, I use these instructions:

npm install -g hexo-cli
mkdir blog && cd blog
npm install --save hexo-migrator-rss
hexo migrate rss

xxxxxxx is your blog id which can be found from url bar of blogger's admin panel.

To test render result locally, run

hexo s --debug

To generate static file then update to github, run

hexo generate --deploy --debug

If you have amount of articles like me (about 500 articles), make sure you have allocate enough memory if you run the command in VM.

The template comes from hexo-theme-next with great document.

Make sure you've follow "Setting up a custom subdomain" , and install hexo-generator-cname to generate CNAME file for your static web site.

npm install --save hexo-generator-cname

Add cname property in _config.yml:


You can check _config.yml and themes/ for my site configurations.

The theme customization is done via npm scripts. You can check package.json::scripts for detail.

deploy automatically via travis CI


for step by step instructions. Or you can check My version of .travis.yml with hexo-theme-next gitsubmodule

SEO enhancements

Read 如何向 google 提交 sitemap (in chinese) to send sitemap.xml to google for better indexing.

Update theme

Use command

git submodule foreach git pull origin master

to update your theme. Read Update Git submodule to latest commit on origin for more detail.