Unlike platforms like Wordpress or Blogger which offer a CMS approach to blogging, Octopress focuses on simple writing and fast deployment. This means that once you have configured your environment, maintaining and deploying your blog is a very pleasant experience.
The setup process, however, is the most daunting aspect of Octopress. There’s a reason why the platform promotes itself as ‘A blogging framework for hackers’. To get you up and running you will need to be familiar with:
- Using of the command-line (Terminal)
- Obtaining SSHs
- Basic understanding of Ruby
- Using GIT
All in all, a pretty straight-forward task.