How to Get Started with Jekyll
- Ruby Version Manager
- Ruby gems
#If you don’t already have ruby:
- Install the Ruby Version Manager. To do this, I would copy-paste the ‘Install RVM Stable with Ruby’ instructions, which is the third command from the top. Fair Warning: it is going to ask you to curl and pipe to bash. I’m sorry. If you are truly uncomfortable with this (and I understand if you are), I suggest googling around for alternatives, as I’m sure they exist.
- Now to actually install ruby! Run
$ rvm install ruby, or whichever version you’d like. Ruby 1.9.3 has worked very well for me, so it’s the one I’ll recommend here, but I believe 2.2.1 is also popular. Then run
$ rvm use ruby-1.9.3 --default.
- Install the current version of rubygems (the ruby package manager):
$ rvm rubygems current
#If you already have ruby (or just installed it):
- Jekyll is just a ruby gem:
$ gem install jekyll
$ jekyll new [SITENAME]. This will automatically create the directory for the website for you, so don’t feel the need to create a directory to put your site in, but do cd to the place you want to be the parent directory of your site.
And you’re done! Installing ruby is really the hard part here. Now you’re ready to start your first jekyll site!