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It's convenient to set up a comment system in Jekyll site with external social comment systems like Disqus or Duoshuo (多说). However, as you all know, Disqus was blocked in China and Duoshuo is going to shutdown. It's the time to rethink about the comment system (although I didn't get too many comments →_→), simple and controllable. And it becomes true with Firebase database.
By default, Jekyll 3 and above comes with Rouge, a pure Ruby syntax highlighter which supports 98 languages. Since Rouge themes are compatible with Pygments’s stylesheets, it’s nice for us to choose the favourable styles.
Markdown makes writing blog posts simple and fast, but sometimes that simplicity comes with limitations. Recently on updating this blog theme, I wanted to include images in the post with captions, and there wasn’t a straightforward way using Markdown. While adding an img tag is very easy with Markdown, I would have to do some fiddling to inset the caption.