How to create a blog using Jekyll and GitHub Pages in 2 minutes
Jekyll and GitHub Pages blog is one of the most anticipated things that a developer can do for himself. Jekyll is a static site generator which is used to share fast, secure and amazing blogs. On the hand, GitHub pages act as hosting provider. Simply creating a blog using Jekyll and GitHub pages is not as easy as it is said. You need to know a few things which include Command line, Git, Jekyll and some HTML and CSS as well. But for this tutorial we are going to use one open-source tool that will help you create a Jekyll and GitHub pages blog in 2 minutes and with a few mouse clicks. We are going to develop a Jekyll powered blog using Jekyll GitHub blogging platform.
Let me show you a sample blog: The Official JekLog Blog
We are going to use the following tools:
- JekLog: The open source project: https://github.com/singh1114/theJekyllProject
- A GitHub account
That is all that you need to produce a blog using Jekyll and GitHub pages.
I have been always fascinated by having my own blog using Jekyll and GitHub pages. I build my first blog like six months ago. I shifted whole my blog from WordPress to Jekyll using another open source project called ExitWP. From that date, I had never written anything serious on my WordPress blog. From that day, I was creating new files in the _posts directory with the date of the post on the filename. This was a real hectic task. From that date, I decided to create a project that can do everything automatically. This was the time when I created JekLog.
I started by creating a few commits each day. By now, the number of registered users have broken the two digit mark and we are going to launch more and more features by the end of this month. Soon enough we are going to launch a feature in which the old users of Jekyll can bring there blog posts to our platform and can post from our web app.
Now without wasting much of the time I want to share the tutorials which will help you to get started to the web app: http://blog.jeklog.com/how-to-create-a-free-blog-using-github-pages-and-jekyll-with-jeklog/
If you are not a tutorial person, here is the YouTube video for you.
We used a lot of technologies to create this project. I want to thank all of them who produced such a great tools and helped us to make this project.
- GitHub API
- And many more small packages
Please try the tool and send in your detailed evaluations in the issue section of the app’s GitHub pages.