I’m still debating replacing Jekyll with something else but I’m not super enthusiastic about writing a blog system. One frustration with many software packages is when it does almost everything you want except for a small bit. Typically your only recourse is to build the entire thing from scratch. Though I’m not very fond of Liquid templates since I’m more used to Django Templates, I think the biggest issue I have with Jekyll is some of the special cases particularly with posts being special collections but regular pages are unable to take advantage of tags without workarounds. I suppose any frustrations regarding atom feeds I could probably solve by building the feed myself using vanilla Jekyll like I used to do.
I did seem to finally be able to get tags working how I wanted, where I could get tagged pages. Not quite all in the same array but this should work for now.
And while there is not a way to automatically make tag index pages, using some examples as inspiration, I was able to get a reasonable tag page working.
Hopefully this will let me continue to use jekyll for the short term, as both my wiki and my blog, and put off starting yet another side project.