How to Install Jekyll

In this video, we will cover a basic installation of the Jekyll static site generator. Then, we will create and launch the default Jekyll site, which you can later customize.

This tutorial starts on the command line, and you will need to revisit the command line quite often throughout using Jekyll. But that is no reason to fear! You may find the commands involved are lightweight and easy to remember. After a few practice runs, you will have them down.

* Open your favorite Terminal client.
* Type sudo gem install Jekyll. (Sudo privilege may or not be required depending on your user configuration.)
* Provide sudo password.
* Change directory to the location where you want your new site files to reside. For example, if you want to save your site files to the desktop, type cd Desktop.
* To create your site type jekyll new and the desired name for the directory. For example, jekyll new example.
* Change directories into the location of the site files. For example, type cd example.
* To make sure everything was installed properly, launch the example site by typing jekyll serve.
* To see the site, visit this address in your browser: Alternatively, you can browse to localhost:4000.

You can now install and launch a Jekyll site. Stay tuned, as we work deeper into Jekyll to customize our site.

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