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by Brian Schrader

Blogdown

Posted on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at 09:09 PM

Everyone likes Markdown, and everyone seems to have their own version of markdown. Well, now so do I.

Blogdown is both an addition to markdown and a tool for generating html from said markdown. As you can probably guess, blogdown is designed for blog posts. "But wait!" I hear you scream. Isn't the original markdown for blogging? Yes. Blogdown just adds some metadata to each blog post. Basically, it's a series of tags that get added to the top of a markdown post.

title: This is a title
author: Brian
tags: blogging, metablogging
status: draft

This is my blog post. I hope you like it.

There's a number of tags that are valid in "standard blogdown", they are: title, status, author, tags, published, updated, slug, and summary. Each of them add information about the post that can be used when generating the html for a given post.

This is by no means something new, but this is my version. Lots of other people do this.

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