Middleman-Blog extension

middleman-blog is an extension for the Middleman static site generator that adds blog-specific functionality. This includes :

  • Handling blog articles
  • Helpers for listing articles
  • Tagging support


If you're just getting started, install the middleman gem and generate a new project:

gem install middleman
middleman init MY_PROJECT --template=blog

If you already have a Middleman project: Add gem "middleman-blog" to your Gemfile and run bundle install


Within the config.rb of the middleman project, include the line

activate :blog

A more extensive guide can be found here : Middleman blogging guide it includes more detailed information on configuring and using the blog extension.

Additionally, up-to-date generated code documentation is available on RubyDoc.

Build & Dependency Status

Gem Version Build Status


Please also visit the the official Middleman community forum

Bug Reports

Github Issues are used for managing bug reports and feature requests.

If you run into issues or have an idea; please search and then submit the ticket here

The best way to get quick responses to your issues and swift fixes to your bugs is to submit detailed bug reports, include test cases and respond to developer questions in a timely manner. Even better, if you know Ruby, you can submit Pull Requests containing Cucumber Features which describe how your feature should work or exploit the bug you are submitting.


Our internal tests are passed through Travis, testing against the following Ruby versions on Linux :

  • ruby-head
  • 2.7
  • 2.6
  • 2.5

Running tests

  1. Checkout Repository: git clone https://github.com/middleman/middleman-blog.git
  2. Install Bundler: gem install bundler
  3. Run bundle install inside the project root to install the gem dependencies.
  4. Run test cases: bundle exec rake test

NB// To run an individual test use :

  1. bundle exec cucumber features/blog_sources.feature

If you have suggestions for testing practices please submit a request.

Creating documentation

  1. bundle exec rake doc

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