It’s time for yet another release that includes enhancements, optimizations and bug-fixes. Highlights of this release are:
- Jekyll now supports rendering excerpts for pages in addition to documents and posts.
where_expfilter got enhanced. Earlier, one could just use either
oronce per expression. Now, one may use those binary operators multiple times in the filter’s expression.
- Jekyll has a new set of filters based on its flavor of the
find_expfilters respectively, they work similar to their ancestors except that they return the first object that satisfies the given conditions.
number_of_wordsfilter can now take an optional argument to better count words of text containing Chinese, Japanese or Korean characters.
- One may now use
:slugified_categoriesin their permalink configurations to generate a more apt URL (categories are downcased and non-alphanumeric characters replaced by dashes) for their for posts and documents.
- The logic for slugifying a given string has been enhanced to support more Unicode characters.
- If you face issues from Jekyll importing a config file bundled within a theme, you can now disable the import entirely
ignore_theme_config: truein your site’s configuration file.
- If you face issues from Jekyll’s disk-caching feature, you can now disable the mechanism without opting to build in
safemode, by either setting
disable_disk_cache: truein your configuration file or by passing the CLI switch
- When you build a site with the
--profileswitch, Jekyll will now additionally output a small table showing the amount of time taken during various stages of the build process.
- Jekyll’s development server now supports certificates based on Elliptic-curve cryptography.
For the interest of plugin authors:
- Excerpts won’t be generated for
Jekyll::Pagesubclasses automatically unless such instances have an
excerptkey in their
For the interest of gem-based theme authors:
v4.1.0onwards, a newly generated theme workspace (via
jekyll new-theme ...) will have the gemspec configured to bundle a
_config.ymlat the root of the workspace. If you don’t wish to include the configuration file in the released gem, please remove
|_config\.ymlfrom the regular expression in the gemspec.
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We are thankful to our community for all the contributions that helped shape this release. Special thanks to the following 78 contributors (in alphabetical order) who made this release possible and took the time to submit a pull request:
Aaron Adams, Aaron K Redshaw, Alexandre Zanni, Anindita Basu, Arthur Zey, Artyom Tokachev, Ashwin Maroli, Atlas Cove, Ben Stolovitz, Billy Kong, Christian Oliff, codenitpicker, csquare, Damien St Pierre, Daniel Leidert, David Zhang, ddocs, dgolant, dkalev, Dmitry Egorov, dotnetCarpenter, Edward Thomson, Eric Knibbe, Frank Taillandier, Gabriel Rubens, Gareth Mcshane, Grzegorz Kaczorek, guanicoe, Harry Wood, HTeuMeuLeu, iBug, İsmail Arılık, Itay Shakury, Ivan Gromov, Ivan Raszl, J·Y, James Buckley, Jason Taylor, JC, jeffreytse, Johan Wigert, jonas-krummenacher, Justin Jia, Kayce Basques, Kieran Barker, Leo, Liam Bigelow, lizharris, Lizzy Kate, Luis Puente, Mark Bennett, Matt Penna, Matt Rogers, matt swanson, Max Chadwick, michaelcurrin, Mike Kasberg, Mike Neumegen, Muhammed Salih, Nikhil Benesch, Paramdeo Singh, Patrik Eriksson, Phil Nash, Philip Eriksson, R.P. Pedraza, Radoslav Karlík, Riccardo Porreca, sharath Kumar, Simone Arpe, Takashi Udagawa, Tobias Klüpfel, Toby Glei, vhermecz, Viktor Szakats, Ward Sandler, wzy, XhmikosR, Zlatan Vasović.