I was searching around for rust-based SSGs, and discovered Zola.
Not only did I discover Zola, I also found out about this retro-style theme made by José Lopes, and decided to adopt it as I redo my website.
The previous incarnation of the website was a basic landing page with a series of URLs to various aspects of my presence in the Web.
Now I intend to have an almost-blog, in which I put some write-ups and thoughts as I have them.
The configuration process was fairly straightforward: I went through the Zola documentation as well as the theme README, and tried to put the website together.
I tried to purge most (if not all) of the sample files included in the theme demo, but this ended up causing me grief later on: I was getting an error like the following:
Failed to build the site
Error: Failed to render pager 1
Reason: Failed to render 'index.html'
Reason: Function call 'get_taxonomy' failed
Reason: `get_taxonomy` received an unknown taxonomy as kind: categories
Which, given that the taxonomies were correctly added to the config.toml file, doesn't make much sense.
I assume that empty taxonomies don't exist, and that that's the reason for the build failure.
This very entry should help fix that error.
If you're reading this, it's probably fixed.
I'm not entirely sure how long this iteration of my website will last, but if I decide to go back later on, I have a neat little backup in storage.