Want to contribute?

coding screen shot setting up jekyll on cloud9

How to make a new post:

Using Github, add a file in the _posts directory that follows the standard YYYY-MM-DD-name-of-post.ext and includes the necessary front matter.

See this posts raw text file as an example.

How to make a new page:

Same method as making a new post.

See page raw text file as an example.

Add page file to the root directory.

How it works.

Jekyll works by generating a static website from basic _config.yml settings, front matter data and usage of markdown.

Jekyll also offers powerful support for code snippets:

def print_hi(name)
  puts "Hi, #{name}"
#=> prints 'Hi, Tom' to STDOUT.

Check out the Jekyll docs for more info on how to get the most out of Jekyll. File all bugs/feature requests at Jekyll’s GitHub repo. If you have questions, you can ask them on Jekyll Talk.

Take a look at the source for this post to get an idea about how it works.

You’ll find this post in the _posts directory.