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Trivial Nikola Deployment Using and Backlift

So, you want to pub­lish a site and want to do it now? As in, re­al­ly right now? And for free? And you are a Niko­la us­er.

If you are a Dropbox user, open an account at Then set your OUTPUT_DIR to something like /home/yourname/Dropbox/Apps/ and build. That's it. No deploy step.

Or open an account at Backlift and set OUTPUT_DIR to /home/yourname/Dropbox/Backlift/foo where foo is your site's name as configured in Backlift. Build. No deploy step.

Or open an ac­count on Drop­Pages.­com or KISSr or Site44.­com or just use a Drop­box pub­lic fold­er.

Each of these ser­vices has ad­van­tages and dis­ad­van­tages, from lame URLs to cost­ing mon­ey, but hey, for a quick thing they are cool. You can al­ways up­grade to the re­al thing lat­er.

damianavila82 / 2013-09-17 17:20:

Interesting all the info you have collected...
I will keep my site with gh-pages, but it is nice to have a lot of options available and free!

ddevine / 2013-09-18 01:40:

I'm such a noob. I deploy with rsync.

Roberto Alsina / 2013-09-18 02:24:

Me too :)

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