Jekyll’s growing use is producing a wide variety of tutorials, frameworks, extensions, examples, and other resources that can be very helpful. Below is a collection of links to some of the most popular Jekyll resources.
Jekyll tips & tricks, and examples
Code example reuse, and keeping documentation up to date.
- Use FormKeep for Jekyll form backend and webhooks
- Use Simple Form to integrate a simple contact form
Provides detailed explanations, examples, and helper-code to make getting started with Jekyll easier.
Integrating Jekyll with Git
- Integrating Twitter with Jekyll > “Having migrated Justkez.com to be based on Jekyll, I was pondering how I might include my recent twitterings on the front page of the site. In the WordPress world, this would have been done via a plugin which may or may not have hung the loading of the page, might have employed caching, but would certainly have had some overheads. … Not in Jekyll.”
- ‘My Jekyll Fork’, by Mike West > “Jekyll is a well-architected throwback to a time before WordPress, when men were men, and HTML was static. I like the ideas it espouses, and have made a few improvements to it’s core. Here, I’ll point out some highlights of my fork in the hopes that they see usage beyond this site.”
- ‘About this Website’, by Carter Allen > “Jekyll is everything that I ever wanted in a blogging engine. Really. It isn’t perfect, but what’s excellent about it is that if there’s something wrong, I know exactly how it works and how to fix it. It runs on the your machine only, and is essentially an added”build” step between you and the browser. I coded this entire site in TextMate using standard HTML5 and CSS3, and then at the end I added just a few little variables to the markup. Presto-chango, my site is built and I am at peace with the world.”
- ‘Build A Blog With Jekyll And GitHub Pages’, by Barry Clark > “I recently migrated my blog from WordPress to Jekyll, a fantastic website generator that’s designed for building minimal, static blogs to be hosted on GitHub Pages. The simplicity of Jekyll’s theming layer and writing workflow is fantastic; however, setting up my website took a lot longer than expected. In this article we’ll walk through: the quickest way to set up a Jekyll powered blog, how to avoid common problems with using Jekyll, how to import your content from Wordpress, and more.”
Generating a Tag Cloud in Jekyll A guide to implementing a tag cloud and per-tag content pages using Jekyll.
- Using Jekyll’s Data Files to build a dynamic navbar