Jekyll is a wonderful templating engine which works perfectly with GitHub. You can have your wonderful static website up and running in few minutes, hosted and built seamlessly by Github.
There is indeed a limitation to this perfect world: GitHub will build Jekyll in –safe mode thus not allowing any Jekyll plugin.
I have been struggling to find a noob way to publish my GitHub page and version the source control at the same time.
A quick & dirty solution is to create two local repositories pointing to the corresponding GitHub remotes: master (for the site) and source (for the source code). First let’s setup the local folders.
mkdir master mkdir source cd master git init git remote add -t master origin <remote-url> cd ../source git init git remote add -t source origin <remote-url>
With the folders created as before, you can then install Jekyll in source, make your editing. Then create a small shell script that will:
- Build Jekyll
- Copy the site to the master folder
- Push it to GitHub
#!/bin/sh jekyll build cd _site cp -r * ../../master/ cd ../../master git add --all git commit -m "Updating blog" git push -f origin master cd ../source