Creates the website.
This task assumes that the website directory does not exist and populates it from a specified template. webgen extensions can provide additional website templates, see below.
For each created file a verbose log message is recorded in the format used when webgen generates a website (because, actually, webgen's website generating facilities are used to create the website structure).
A website template is just a directory holding all the files necessary for a webgen website and therefore looks very similar to an actual webgen website directory. However, the template is not just copied but processed ('generated') by webgen itself.
What this means is:
Webgen::Websiteobject is created for a temporary directory.
The 'destination' configuration option is set to the to-be-created website directory (ie. to Website#directory of the current website).
The 'sources' configuration option is set to use the website template directory.
All path handlers are deactivated except
Webgen::PathHandler::Copyand the latter is used for processing all source paths.
Thus one can use Erb or any other supported content processor to customize the generated files!
Once a website template has been created, it needs to be registered with a template name, like this:
website.ext.task.data(:create_website)[:templates][TEMPLATE_NAME] = ABSOLUTE_DIR_PATH
Public Class Methods
Create the website from the given template.
This actually uses webgen's file copying/generating facilities to populate the website directory. Kind of bootstrapping really.
true if the website has been created.