Jekyll, migrated site from GitHub, sample posts from the template get published mixed in with my posts

Seemingly without changes on. my side, the jekyll deployment started publishing posts from the template samples. I’m using minima, and I"m seeing these posts: “My Example Post”, “Super Short Article”, etc, from the template https://github.com/jekyll/minima/tree/master/_posts published on my web site, intermingled with my posts from the GitHub repository.

When I’m doing jekyll serve locally – this does not happen. It appears some misconfiguration somewhere in Cloudflare pipeline

My gem file looks like so:

source "https://rubygems.org"
gem "minima", "2.5.1"
gem "github-pages", "~> 215", group: :jekyll_plugins

When I do locally

bundle update
JEKYLL_ENV=production bundle exec jekyll build

it works correctly.

When Cloudflare builds the site – I see bogus posts from the template above included.

Any ideas where can I start looking into it? Or what logs can I provide?

Were you able to resolve this @saspus?

No, unfortunately I haven’t.

I have even tried to add those template pages to my _posts, and explicity hide them by adding published: false to the front matter – but no dice. It seems they are overwritten by the ones from the template by the pipeline.

Can someone who manages the pipeline please take a look? Attaching full log – but there does not seem to be anything actionable.

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20:46:45.520	HEAD is now at cbb9130 workarund cloudflare including templates posts in the final blog
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I needed to phone a friend on this, so not certain if this is helpful

This could be arising from difference between your local Jekyll environment and the one on Cloudflare Pages. If these example posts are inside the minima gem, they could be copied into your output during the build process.

Here are some steps you can try to resolve the issue:

  1. It’s possible that these extra posts come from the _posts folder in the Jekyll theme, so try to exclude this folder in your _config.yml file.
exclude:
  - minima/_posts
  1. Another method you can try is to override the minima’s _posts directory. To do that, create a _posts directory in your repository and shift all your posts there.

  2. If none of these methods work, you can switch back to a previous version of Jekyll or the theme you are using and see if the problem persists.

You can check the build logs in Cloudflare Pages dashboard under the specific project to see if any errors popped up there during the build.

Please, let us know if this is helpful.

Thank you for following through!

Yes, it appears this is exactly what happens.

It seems the opposite is happening – posts in my _posts directory are overwritten by the ones from the theme. I’ve copied posts from the theme, edited content, pushed – and the original posts from the theme showed up when served from Cloudflare.

Maybe that’s the problem – the order of copying stuff is wrong? I can’t reproduce this on my end, and don’t have visibility into Cloudflare pipeline other than that log – which does not show what is copied where.

None of that should have changed --the jekyll version Cloudflare is using is pretty old, and the rest of the stuff is from gemfile.lock that hasn’t updated for a while either.

I just created a new post recently, and pushed; and then noticed the issue.

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I’ve even tried

exclude:
    - _posts/*.md

since all my posts are .markdown – and it did not help either. Those default posts sneak in no matter what.

Are you able to share the repository you are deploying from @saspus?

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sure, I’ve made it public: GitHub - arrogantrabbit/arrogantrabbit.github.io

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Thanks.

Like you it builds fine locally. Couldn’t get it to work on Cloudflare full-stop.

Apologies for not having something more substantial to offer.

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(For now I’ve changed target from arrogantrabbit.pages.dev to arrogantrabbit.github.io, so that I still benefit from Cloudflare CDN but gihub compiles jekyll, until this is fixed)

It appears this has been silently fixed. Whoever fixed that at Cloudflare – thank you!

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