Welcome to my jekyll site

March 22, 2021 - 1 minute read -

I was playing with wordpress and PhpMyAdmin and after a while taken to decide on what to chose as a portfolio site, I took the research back to github.

When it comes to looking for anything, open source has always amazed me. I confess that even after running my previous website on github pages, I was unaware of Jekyll. But one search led to another and after just 15 minutes of playing with Gemfile, I am writing a blog post.

I chose the first and default Jekyll theme called minima for my site.

Some good points for newcomers also playing with Jekyll:

  1. After your installation, add CNAME file if you already have a domain you want to point to.
  2. You can rebuild the site in different ways, but the most common way is to run jekyll serve, which launches a web server and auto-regenerates your site.
  3. Jekyll requires blog post files to be named according to the following format:


Where YEAR is a four-digit number, MONTH and DAY are both two-digit numbers, and MARKUP is the file extension representing the format used in the file. After that, include the necessary front matter. Take a look at the source for this post to get an idea about how it works.