This is a short step-by-step tutorial of how to start your own blog using DocPad as a static site generator and my own docpad-skeleton for the blog, that includes essential stuff in order to start writing.
First, you will need node.js installed on your machine. Just follow the installation flow from the website - it's pretty straightforward for all platforms (Linux, OS X and Windows).
Second, install DocPad npm module globally (npm is packaged together with node.js).
$ sudo npm install -g docpad
At last, run
$ docpad run from the cloned folder and start adding articles to
That's it! You are ready to rumble!