If you have found this page then I’m guessing you already know what Jekyll is, however the documentation for a Windows 10 installation of Jekyll v3 is a bit lacking and it is easier than I original thought it would be.

If this doesn’t work please feel free to contact me and I’ll make the appropriate updates.

Installation of Ruby

  • Install Ruby v2.3.0 using RubyInstaller
    • During the installation process ensure that Add Ruby executables to your PATH is checked.

Once the installation is complete, open up command line or powershell and run the following commands.

  • Run gem update
  • Run gem cleanup

Installation of Jekyll

It is very easy to install Jekyll and only requires the following command.

  • Run gem install jekyll

The following is optional. I run pagination on my blog and therefore need the jekyll-paginate gem. Then configuration pagination as per the Jekyll documentation.

  • Run gem install jekyll-paginate

Site Creation

Now you are ready to create and run your first Jekyll website. Running the following commands on the command prompt will create a new site and then serve the website.

  • jekyll new my-site
  • jekyll serve

You can now visit your Jekyll website on http://localhost:4000. You are now ready to use Jekyll.