Jekyll is a static site generator. You give it text written in your favorite markup language and it uses layouts to create a static website.
Published on April 21, 2020 by /
2 min READ
Jekyll is a simple, blog-aware, static site generator perfect for personal, project, or organization sites. Think of it like a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, renders Markdown and Liquid templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories and if you don’t know what GitHub Pages are you can visit on click here or here
To know more and get started with Jekyll you can click here
Jekyll is a Ruby Gem that can be installed on most systems.
For detailed install instructions have a look at the guide for your operating system.
We can create a new Jekyll site just by a simple command:
jekyll new my-site
Jekyll will create a new directory named as
my-site which is customizable (i.e., you can change the name from
my-site to anything you want for example
jekyll new brutus).
We have to go inside the directory:
my-site is just a random name which is customizable.
bundle exec jekyll serve