Building Blog with Jekyll and GitHub Pages on Windows

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Learn how can you can create & host your own new Blog site for FREE. With high performance and SEO enabled using Jekyll and host them in GitHub Pages. I will use windows machine to demonstrate you please read this article till end.

Installing Ruby with Devkit on Windows

Installing Jekyll bundler on Windows

gem install jekyll bundler

gem install tzinfo-data (is necessary when developing on Windows)

gem is just like npm that helps to install dependencies.

Creating Your First Jekyll Project on Windows

Open cmd c:/windows/sytem32>

Then Run below to create project:

jekyll new "C:\Full Stack Master\Fullstackmaster COURSES\Blogs\jekyll-blogs"

Which components shall be installed? Press 1 and enter

Install required Packages for windows on Jekyll site

You have to add many other dependencies for windows. Add below dependencies in your gemfile

# Windows and JRuby does not include zoneinfo files, so bundle the tzinfo-data gem
# and associated library.
platforms :mingw, :x64_mingw, :mswin, :jruby do
  gem "tzinfo", "~> 1.2"
  gem "tzinfo-data"

# Performance-booster for watching directories on Windows
gem "wdm", "~> 0.1.1", :platforms => [:mingw, :x64_mingw, :mswin]

gem "webrick", "~> 1.7"

Go to the root of project

Then run bundle to install of them.

Serve Your first Jekyll Project in Windows


bundle exec jekyll serve --trace --incremental

Creating GitHub Repo

Create your own repository on GitHub to host your blog free on GitHub pages.

Push the code to this repo:

git remote add origin
git branch -M main
git push -u origin main

Pushing the code to GitHub

GitHub pages can change the domain name you can use your own domain etc learn more

I push my code to GitHub.

Visiting your blog site on GitHub pages

Now visit you can see my site is up and running.


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