Welcome! This is part 2 of my Switching to Jekyll series. In this post, we will create a new repository on GitHub and then initialize a new Jekyll project.
First, you will need to install Jekyll. On Mac OS X, the latest version of Jekyll requires Ruby v2 (or above) and RubyGems. Since I already had those two requirements installed, all I had to do was open a terminal window and run the following command:
sudo gem install jekyll
For more information on installing Jekyll, see the Jekyll Documentation.
Next, create a new repository on GitHub.
Now, open a terminal window, and navigate to the folder where you want to store the repository, and then run the commands below:
git clone https://github.com/[YOUR GITHUB ACCOUNT]/web.git cd web
Next, initialize a new Jekyll project, by running:
jekyll new . --force
Jekyll includes a development server so you can preview the site locally. Start the server by running the command:
Verify it works by pointing your web browser to:
At this point, it is a good idea to commit what you have done to GitHub. Run the following commands:
git add -u git commit -m "Add initial Jekyll project files" git push -u origin master