By Tom Preston-Werner, Nick Quaranto, and many awesome contributors!
Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory (representing the raw form of a website), runs it through Textile or Markdown and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or your favorite web server. This is also the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host your project’s page or blog right here from GitHub.
- 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? Post them on the Mailing List
- Migrate from your previous system
- Learn how the YAML Front Matter works
- Put information on your site with Template Data
- Customize the Permalinks your posts are generated with
- Use the built-in Liquid Extensions to make your life easier
- RedCloth: Textile support (Ruby)
- Liquid: Templating system (Ruby)
- Classifier: Generating related posts (Ruby)
- Maruku: Default markdown engine (Ruby)
- Directory Watcher: Auto-regeneration of sites (Ruby)
- Open4: Talking to pygments for syntax highlighting (Ruby)
- Pygments: Syntax highlighting (Python)
- Shoulda: Test framework (Ruby)
- RR: Mocking (Ruby)
- RedGreen: Nicer test output (Ruby)
This fork was created to add additional functionality for categories. With this fork you can specify categories that will be “categorized” into pages. This is a very initial modification and is more a proof of concept than anything else.
In order for this to work you must modify the _config.yml file of your site to include something like categorization: category and you must run your jekyll command with —pagination