Assuming you have NodeJS already installed, you can simply:
npm -g install hexo-cli
Starting a new blog
Navigate to the directory above where you’d like to create your blog and type:
hexo init blog
You can replace
blog with whatever you like. Now, follow the commands below. It will install all the dependences that Hexo needs and start a local server.
cd blog npm install hexo server
You may see a warning about an optional dependency
fsevents failing to install. It’s o.k. to ignore that. You may also see errors about
DTraceProviderBingings...MODULE_NOT_FOUND. That’s o.k. too.
hexo server starts, you should see:
INFO Hexo is running at http://0.0.0.0:4000/. Press Ctrl+C to stop.
When you’ve launched your browser, you should see something like this:
Generate your site
Now it’s time to generate the static files:
This creates a folder called
public, but don’t worry,
hexo deploy will put that on a separate branch automatically for us.
Check it all in to git
git init git add . git commit -m 'initial commit of blog'
Add Bitbucket as a remote
Click on Create New Repository and create a new repo on bitbucket.
Click on Command line and follow the the instructions for “I have an existing project”. Basically you are doing:
git remote add origin firstname.lastname@example.org:BITBUCKET-USERNAME/REPONAME.git
You need to replace BITBUCKET-USERNAME with your bitbucket username and REPONAME with the name of your repo that you created.
If you don’t have the Aerobatic plug-in installed yet, go to the Add-on Directory and install Aerobatic.
Deploy your site via Aerobatic
Before we start, you have to modify settings in the
_config.yml file. We are deploying with git, so that is the type. For example:
deploy: type: git repo: email@example.com:BITBUCKET-USERNAME/REPONAME.git branch: aerobatic
Now, install the git deployment plugin: hexo-deployer-git.
$ npm install hexo-deployer-git --save
Link the Aerobatic plugin to your aerobatic branch
Now all that is left is to link the Aerobatic plugin on Bitbucket to the
aerobatic branch that hexo created for us with
Voilà! Your site is hosted!
Our example code is hosted on Bitbucket here.