I’ve just set up my Jekyll blog using Github Pages! First thoughts? “Huh, well that was easy.” Full instructions are here, but in a nutshell, here’s how it goes:
1. Fork a preset Jekyll repo
And once you have your own repo, go to the Settings and rename it to
2. Edit a few settings
You just need to tell Jekyll what your name is, what your blog will be called, give it links to whatever social media that you want to link to… To do that, go through the
_config.yml file, and fill it out like a form.
3. Write a post
Go to your
_posts folder and edit the Hello-World file. Don’t touch the text between the 3 dashes (it has to be there), but the rest of that Markdown file is your canvas.
Remember to change the date if you want that to be reflected on your blog. To do so, change the name of the Markdown file to fit the following format:
Your Github Page is now available over at
Next step for me: setting up my own theme. Let’s go!« Back