This guide is based on the originally posted article at Schmurfy's blog - I've modified it for current github pages flow.
Let's get it started.
First, clone Your nanoc page repository to local disk and enter it:
git clone yourRepoCloneUrl cd yourRepoFolder
Now, if You don't have
output folder yet create it, then clone Your repo again into that directory:
mkdir output git clone yourRepoCloneUrl output
Let's enter this folder and create isolated (orphan) branch,
cd output git checkout --orphan gh-pages
Next we have to clean all the contents from our
output folder's git track:
git rm -rf .
Now re-check if You are on
gh-pages branch - there's possibility that You're now on detached state - if so then type:
git checkout gh-pages
To avoid problems in the future, remove the
master branch binding from the
git branch -d master
Everything should be set here, so now enter the main project folder and try to compile it:
cd .. nanoc aco
And that's it! Everything that is outside the output folder belongs to Your
master branch (so You should push every change You want to keep.
If You want to publicize Your nanoc page, compile the project, enter the
output folder (you should be switched automatically to
gh-pages branch) then commit and push Your changes to Your
gh-pages repo branch.
And that's it! If You ever need any help with nanoc and
gh-pages - just let me know.