Jekyll is a simple, extendable, static site generator. You give it text written in your favorite markup language and it churns through layouts to create a static website. Throughout that process you can tweak how you want the site URLs to look, what data gets displayed in the layout, and more.
- Install a full Ruby development environment
- Install Jekyll and bundler gems
gem install jekyll bundler
- Create a new Jekyll site at
jekyll new myblog
- Change into your new directory
- Build the site and make it available on a local server
bundle exec jekyll serve
- Now browse to http://localhost:4000
If you encounter any unexpected errors during the above, please refer to the troubleshooting page or the already-mentioned requirements page, as you might be missing development headers or other prerequisites.