I've migrated away from Octopress and this site is now built using ToggleJS with a custom GulpJS file.
This article is Part 7 of 9 in a series about Migrating from BlogSpot to Octopress.
- Part 1 - Introduction
- Part 2 - Setup Octopress
- Part 3 - Export BlogSpot Content
- Part 4 - Import Content into Octopress
- Part 5 - Fix Links
- Part 6 - 301 Redirect Old Posts to New Location
- Part 7 - (current) - Setup a Custom Domain
- Part 8 - Redirect Atom/RSS in FeedBurner
- Part 9 - What's left?
To host your blog for free by GitHub, you are not required to buy a custom domain so this is an optional step, but one I took.
The reason I have a complete post on this topic is primarily to say that I was able to accomplish this while not even at my desk.
While out waiting for my daughter to complete practice, I sat on my iPhone and was able to not only buy the domain name staxmanade.com but I also configured the CNAME on GitHub. By the time I got home from my daughters practice, I could hit my blog through the new domain staxmanade.com. Exciting!
You can use this post for a quick and simple walk through.