By Tom Preston-Werner, Nick Quaranto, and many awesome contributors!
Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory (representing the raw form of a website), runs it through Textile or Markdown and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or your favorite web server. This is also the engine behind “GitHub Pages”:http://pages.github.com, which you can use to host your project’s page or blog right here from GitHub.
h2. Getting Started
- “Install”:http://wiki.github.com/mojombo/jekyll/install the gem
- Read up about its “Usage”:http://wiki.github.com/mojombo/jekyll/usage and “Configuration”:http://wiki.github.com/mojombo/jekyll/configuration
- Take a gander at some existing “Sites”:http://wiki.github.com/mojombo/jekyll/sites
- Fork and “Contribute”:http://wiki.github.com/mojombo/jekyll/contribute your own modifications
- Have questions? Post them on the “Mailing List”:http://groups.google.com/group/jekyll-rb
h2. Diving In
- “Migrate”:http://wiki.github.com/mojombo/jekyll/blog-migrations from your previous system
- Learn how the “YAML Front Matter”:http://wiki.github.com/mojombo/jekyll/yaml-front-matter works
- Put information on your site with “Template Data”:http://wiki.github.com/mojombo/jekyll/template-data
- Customize the “Permalinks”:http://wiki.github.com/mojombo/jekyll/permalinks your posts are generated with
- Use the built-in “Liquid Extensions”:http://wiki.github.com/mojombo/jekyll/liquid-extensions to make your life easier
h2. Runtime Dependencies
- RedCloth: Textile support (Ruby)
- Liquid: Templating system (Ruby)
- Classifier: Generating related posts (Ruby)
- Maruku: Default markdown engine (Ruby)
- Directory Watcher: Auto-regeneration of sites (Ruby)
- Open4: Talking to pygments for syntax highlighting (Ruby)
- Pygments: Syntax highlighting (Python)
h2. Developer Dependencies
- Shoulda: Test framework (Ruby)
- RR: Mocking (Ruby)
- RedGreen: Nicer test output (Ruby)
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