Thank you for using scriptogr.am. We hope you’ll enjoy the app. It’s designed to be fast, simple and to get the most creativity out of you.
scriptogr.am uses Markdown, a lightweight markup language, originally created by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz. Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML). See the Syntax page for details pertaining to Markdown’s formatting syntax. You can try it out, right now, using the online Dingus. scriptogr.am has also implemented support for features currently not available with the plain Markdown syntax. Read more about this in the documentation. Note that these features are experimental, so we can't guarantee that they will always remain.
The template data
All files needs to contain "front block". The front block must be the first thing in the file and takes the form of:
Date: 2012-04-17 Title: My first post
You can set any of the predefined variables (see below for a reference). But, the Title is required. Without the title, the system will fail.
Predefined global variables
All the variable names below are case-sensitive:
The title of your post (or page)
Not required, but close to:
The following date format is the correct one to use: 2011-12-31 12:31 or 2011-12-31. (The Date variable can be used to ensure correct sorting of posts.)
Set to ’false’ if you don’t want a post to show up when the site is generated.
Set to ’page’ if you wan’t the post to act as a ’page’ instead of a ’post’.
Custom permalink (replaces the auto generated url based on the "Title:" variable), especially useful if titles tend to be long or they change frequently. E.g ’my-custom-permalink-url’
Links the "post" or "page" title to an external source. E.g ’http://google.com’
Add tags to your posts and pages. Comma separated words. Once added, scriptogr.am will transform all tags to valid basic HTML characters.
Add an excerpt1 to your post or page.
Difference between ’posts’ and ’pages’
post is a blog post.
page is a similar as a post, but generates a link visible in the menu on your site that will lean to a page permalink.
Published vs Draft
There are two ways to mark posts and pages as drafts or published. The ”Publish” and ”Draft” buttons in the dashboard is your primary option. You can also use the Published variable, mentioned above. The Published variable will ALWAYS take precedence over which button you use.
Finally, happy posting. If you have any questions, suggestions or thoughts just drop us an at any time.
An excerpt is a relatively small sample passage from a longer work, such as a book or article. ↩