Today I learned:

Easier syntax highlighting with Jekyll

So it turns out that there is an even easier way to do syntax highlighting in Jekyll than I described last week. Jekyll 3 has Rouge highlighting built right in.

To use it:

{% highlight liquid %}
Put your foo here
end foo
{% endhighlight %}

I need to go back though my previous posts and remove the Pygments highlighting then uninstall the plugin. Rouge supports fewer languages than Pygments, but Rouge supports all of the languages I use, plus Liquid and Markdown, which Pygments doesn’t.

Downloading Email Subscribers

I learned today that it is possible to download a CSV of the email subscribers to your blog (or blog powered by’s Jetpack). They don’t make it obvious, but the option is there:

  1. Go to and log in.
  2. Select the site you want to download your email subscribers for.
  3. At the bottom of the list, you should see an icon and download button:

Download all email followers as CSV

Jekyll Tools

Last night I cleaned up some of my Jekyll templates and put them on Github with instructions for how to use them. Check them out:

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