Sublime Text Template for GitHub Blog Posts

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Now that I’ve moved to GitHub Pages for my blog I find that I sometimes forget what all the YAML front matter should be for a blog entry so I end up copy/pasting.

To make the job easier, I’ve created a little snippet/template for Sublime Text for blog entries. Take this XML block and save it in your User package as Empty GitHub Blog Post.sublime-snippet and it’ll be available when you switch syntax to Markdown:

layout: post
title: "$1"
date: ${2:2014}-${3:01}-${4:01} -0800
comments: true
tags: [$5]

I’ve added placeholders so you can tab your way through each of the front matter fields and finally end up at the body of your post.