Jekyll in a Docker Container
But this has been done. Why not
docker pull jekyll/jekyll?
- I wanted defaults to be
jekyll servewhen container is run, which I use 90% of time
- I wanted to dev on a local jekyll site w/o having jekyll installed on my host OS
- I wanted it to be as easy as possible to start
- I wanted current alpine, ruby, and jekyll
So, this does that.
Assuming Docker and Docker Compose are installed:
cd dir/of/your/jekyll/site docker run -p 80:4000 -v $(pwd):/site bretfisher/jekyll-serve
Details: it will mount your current path into the containers
bundle install before running
jekyll serve to , serve it at
To make this even easier, copy
docker-compose.yml from this repo to your jekyll site root. Then you'll only need to:
cd dir/of/your/jekyll/site docker-compose up
Q. What if I need to create a site first?
just add a environment variable to the
run command to tell the container to make one:
docker run -p 80:4000 -v $(pwd):/site -e JEKYLL_NEW=true bretfisher/jekyll-serve
Q. What if I want to run other jekyll commands?
just add the command to the end (with your -v included) to override the
docker run -v $(pwd):/site bretfisher/jekyll-serve jekyll doctor
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