By Tom Preston-Werner, Nick Quaranto, Parker Moore, and many awesome contributors!
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.
Jekyll does what you tell it to do — no more, no less. It doesn't try to outsmart users by making bold assumptions, nor does it burden them with needless complexity and configuration. Put simply, Jekyll gets out of your way and allows you to concentrate on what truly matters: your content.
- Install the gem
- Read up about its Usage and Configuration
- Take a gander at some existing Sites
- Fork and Contribute your own modifications
- Have questions? Check out our official forum community Jekyll Talk or
Code of Conduct
In order to have a more open and welcoming community, Jekyll adheres to a
code of conduct adapted from the Ruby on Rails code of
Please adhere to this code of conduct in any interactions you have in the
Jekyll community. It is strictly enforced on all official Jekyll
repositories, websites, and resources. If you encounter someone violating
these terms, please let a maintainer (@parkr, @envygeeks, or @mattr-) know
and we will address it as soon as possible.
- Migrate from your previous system
- Learn how the YAML Front Matter works
- Put information on your site with Variables
- Customize the Permalinks your posts are generated with
- Use the built-in Liquid Extensions to make your life easier
- Use custom Plugins to generate content specific to your site