Jekyll 2.5.1

A simple, blog-aware, static site compiler written in Ruby, the project that started the recent hype & wave of "static website generators"
Initially developed to automatically generate and power the GitHub Pages service, Jekyll can also be deployed on standalone servers and help users run their very own website

Jekyll works by reading a template, running it through a Textile/Markdown and Liquid converters, and spitting out a complete static website.

It is very fast when it comes to compiling the site, and since the outputted resources are static HTML, CSS, and JS resources, the end-product is also very fast as well.

Jekyll is not a full-blown CMS, but merely a script that assembles the final website from content files and templates, without having to deal with a complex administration panel.

It works solely from the Ruby terminal and uses a very easy to understand folder structure.

Set up the basic structure of the site
Create some posts, or import them from a previous platform
Run the site locally to see how it looks
Deploy the site

Main features:

  • Easy to customize templates
  • Customizable permalinks
  • Blogging support
  • Support for static pages
  • Support for drafts
  • Page meta data management
  • Automatic pagination
  • Extendable via plugins
  • Has a general configuration file
  • Documentation
  • Can import content from:
  • CSV
  • Drupal 6
  • Drupal 7
  • Enki
  • Ghost
  • Google Reader
  • Joomla
  • Jrnl
  • Marley
  • Mephisto
  • Movable Type
  • Posterous
  • RSS
  • S9Y
  • Textpattern
  • Tumblr
  • Typo
  • WordPress

last updated on:
November 10th, 2014, 14:15 GMT
developed by:
Tom Preston-Werner
license type:
MIT License
operating system(s):
Windows / Linux / Mac OS / BSD / Solaris
C: \ Static Site Generators


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What's New in version 2.5.0
  • Fixing a mistake in the name of the new Liquid tag
  • Update Font Awesome to v4.2.0
  • Fix link to #2895 in 2.4.0 release post
  • Add Big Footnotes for Kramdown plugin to list of third-party plugins
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