Message from 2021
This post is pretty old! Opinions and technical information in it are almost certainly oudated. Commands and configurations will probably not work. Consider the age of the content before putting any of it into practice.
If you’ve been watching this blog disturbingly closely, you may have noticed some improvements on my Mephisto install.
First of all, I fixed the tags from the Typo import by running this snippet in the Rails console:
Article.find_all.each do |a| t = a.tag.gsub(/,(\w)/,', \1') a.tag = t a.save end
By doing this, I was able to fix the tags page to actually allow (get this!) tag-based viewing of articles. As such, tags now appear below each post.
I also added google sitemap support with Stephen Caudill’s plugin, although I did hack around a bit to make it also map the one non-mephisto page on here (daily I consider just trashing it).
I’m just generally happy with Mephisto. Typo was getting kind of bloated and inflexible, and Mephisto just seems a lot easier to hack on. I’m not completely sure that’s due to the system and not my growing famillarity with Rails, but it does wear quite well.