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

https://rubyinstaller.org/downloads/

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"
end

# 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

Run

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 https://github.com/rupeshtiwari/rupeshtiwari.github.io.git
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 https://www.rupeshtiwari.com/blog etc learn more

I push my code to GitHub.

Visiting your blog site on GitHub pages

Now visit https://rupeshtiwari.github.io/ you can see my site is up and running.

Reference

https://www.kiltandcode.com/2020/04/30/how-to-create-a-blog-using-jekyll-and-github-pages-on-windows/


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