Hello, Jekyll! Theme - Get Started w/ GitHub Pages (Jekyll) in 60 Seconds
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Hello, Jekyll! Theme - Get Started in 60 Seconds

Setup Jekyll with GitHub Pages in 60 Seconds

Step 1 - Create the Jekyll Configuration / Settings File

Add your site title e.g. Your Site Title


title: Your Site Title

Step 2 - Create the Index Page

Add your index (front) page with a page title e.g. Welcome and using the default layout (to be created in Step 3):


title: Welcome
layout: default

Hello, Jekyll!

Step 3 - Create the Master Layout


<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>{{ page.title }} - {{site.title}}</title>

  {{ content }}


That's it. Ready for serving.

Go on GitHub in your repos Settings tab to the GitHub Pages sections and pick Use the master branch in Select Source. Save. Enjoy. Happy Jekylling!

Live Demo

See a live demo @ henrythemes.github.io/hello-jekyll-theme »

Bonus - Q: Can I Use Ready-Made Styles / Designs / Themes? A: Hello, Minima! Theme - Get Started in 60 Seconds, Reloaded

It's up to you to add your styles. Be bold. To use ready-made styles / designs / themes see the Hello, Minima! Theme - Get Started in 60 Seconds repo.

More Themes

See the Dr. Jekyll's Themes directory.



The Hello, Jekyll! theme is dedicated to the public domain. Use it as you please with no restrictions whatsoever.

Questions? Comments?

Post them to the jekyll talk forum. Thanks!